The Resettlement of Isaac is a theater script, companion piece and sequel to the historical fiction Isaac based on the true, incredible story of Isaac Gochman, a 17-year old from Rovno, Poland, who, in one horrific night, survives a Nazi massacre of his entire family along with 20,000 other Jews.
Thrust alone into the forest and the wilderness of war, Isaac finds the courage to fight back as a Russian partisan blowing up Nazi trains, and finds the passion to fall deeply in love with Anya, a Russian partisan nurseóin love for the first time in his young life. It is a tragic love that transcends religious differences.
Many years later in New York, the elderly Isaac is still haunted by the memory of his first love. His only friend, a young German-American woman, is tormented herself by doubts about her fatherís role as a German soldier during the war. Deeply affected by Isaacís past, she becomes the loving caretaker of his memories after he is gone. The play confirms what Faulkner once wrote, ìThe past is never dead, itís not even past.î