You don't want to miss Address Unknown first published in 1938 under the androgynous name Kressman Taylor, because the publishers believed a male author would be better received, the author was actually Katherine Kressman Taylor.
From Description: "A series of fictional letters between a Jewish art dealer living in San Francisco and his former business partner, who has returned to Germany, Address Unknown is a haunting tale of enormous and enduring impact."
The letters begin in 1933, when Martin returns to Germany. The two friends, Max, a Jew, and Martin, a gentile, begin the correspondence with the casual of effect of old friends. The letters change fairly quickly in the correspondence as the situation in Germany changes.
Address Unknown is a short story in the form of nineteen letters, and even with the introduction and afterword that explains the events that inspired the story, it is fewer than 100 pages.
To say that this short book carries an impact is an understatement. It did at the time of publication--and it certainly had an impact on me. "Words have power." Both spoken and written.
Blog review scheduled for March 14.
Historical Fiction. 1938; 2002; 2021.