Historical Fiction Novel About the Holocaust Cautions Against Seeking Revenge

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Jeff Yocum writes ‘Passover’ to remind readers to find healthy healing rather than toxic vengeance.

“Passover” by Jeff Yocum

“After meeting Eva, who had survived the Holocaust and forgave people for what they did to her, I wrote this book to promote positive healing rather than revenge,” Yocum said. “Although we desire to take revenge on those who have hurt us, it is important to stand up against that desire and heal.”

In a captivating historical fiction novel, author Jeff Yocum presents a Holocaust story that digs into the evil of this time and is a cautionary tale about seeking revenge. Jakob Bauer witnessed his sisters being experimented on and killed during World War II. Fast forward to 2019 and his company, Tudos Pharmaceuticals, keeps cropping up during an investigation of 75 mysterious deaths across the country—making him a person of interest. Dr. Chris Malone is tasked with investigating his involvement and uncovers a horrific tale.

Yocum thought about “Passover” for the past 15 years. In his research for his book, he became familiar with the late Eva Moses Kor, who survived experiments that Dr. Mengele did on twins during the Holocaust. Yocum was inspired to take a tour of Auschwitz – which she was leading.    

“After meeting Eva, who had survived the Holocaust and forgave people for what they did to her, I wrote this book to promote positive healing rather than revenge,” Yocum said. “Although we desire to take revenge on those who have hurt us, it is important to stand up against that desire and heal.”

The title for “Passover” was inspired by the Biblical story of the Israelites being led out of Egypt. The connection stems from the Angel of Death passing over, just as Dr. Mengele selected who was to live and who was to die. As the story unfolds, Bauer has developed a synthetic pathogen that selects who lives and who dies as well.

“Passover is a novel that powerfully reevaluates the evil choices individuals make, choices often disguised as solutions for the greater good,” Reviewer Holly Jordan wrote in a Clarion Review.

“Passover” follows Jakob through his troubled life and the impact that his childhood had on his future. Throughout this novel, readers will learn about how revenge simply perpetuates evil.

“Passover”
By Jeff Yocum
ISBN: 978-1-5320-7362-5 (softcover); 978-1-5320-7364-9 (hardcover); 978-1-5320-7363-2 (electronic)
Available at the iUniverse Online Bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

About the author
Jeff Yocum is retired from The John Hopkins Hospital. He has a background in engineering and has worked on projects including the Space Shuttle boosters in the aftermath of the Challenger disaster. This impacted his understanding of the Holocaust because he learned about institutional commitment, infrastructure and logistics combined to affect the execution of a large-scale project. He has authored another book entitled: “The Eyes of God.” Yocum and his wife currently reside in Thurmont, Maryland. To learn more, please visit https://www.jeffyocumpassover.com/.

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