The Ghost Keeper by Natalie Morrill

Josef Tobak is a quiet man who loves his wife, Anna, his son, Tobias and caring for an old, abandoned Jewish Cemetary in Austria. Then comes the Anschluss of 1938 and his world is upended. His closest friend has joined the Nazi party but helps Josef’s wife and son escape to China. Josef must stay back as he becomes too ill to travel until months later when his friend arranges passage to New York. This is a magnificent beautifully written debut novel of people coming to grips with evil, the compromises we make to survive and the need to forgive the unforgivable.