The Oath, named as a Kirkus Best Book of 2016, tracks theintertwined lives of Dr. Michel Katz and SS Doctor Hans Bloch, who both survive Auschwitz and the war to practice medicine in the United States, never losing the stains upon their souls. Stephen Robert Stein is a retired orthopedic surgeon living in rural Indiana with his wife Becky and they have two children, Matthew and Alyssa. Leaving his thirty year practice in Phoenix, he moved out to Batesville, Indiana, where he concentrated on writing and enjoying the Midwestern lifestyle. They have traveled extensively throughout Europe laying a solid historical foundation for The Oath while delving deeper into the reasons behind the Holocaust. His passions include Scuba diving, flying and exploring new environments. He presently serves as the President of the Batesville School Board and is active as a Director of the Ivy Tech Community College Foundation.
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