Nir Baram dares to step where none of the third generation writers dared to go. Rich epos, brave, rebellious, innovative.
“Good People” is a unique novel that comes along only once in a while. The novels’ magnitude is similar to that of Céline’s “Journey to the End of Night”. Like Céline’s unique novel which takes place during WWI and fearlessly portrays the social and economic processes that enabled and expedited the rise of fascism in Europe – Baram places a fierce mirror in front of all the “good people”, meaning all of us. “Good People” has qualities of a literary work that embodies the “zeitgeist” – spirit of an era. The novel is an immense literary creation which honors literature, the society in which it was created, and the author who wrote it.
(Ruven Miran, Haaretz literary section)
A rich, adventurous and moving epos. An Israeli classic in the making.
(Haaretz, culture section)
“Good people” depicts accurately and with great talent and vast historical research the roll of regular people, “Fine People”, who served the Nazi regime but did not see themselves as supporters of the Nazi ideology. In particularly the novel describes the roll of those well educated senior officials who served the Nazi regime and advanced its plans while claiming they are defending the honor of Germany.
(Moshe Zimmermann, Professor of German History. Head of The Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History)