By the Rivers of Babylon Characters

Nelson Demille
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Miriam Bernstein

The Deputy Minister of Transportation in Israel, Bernstein is unshakeable in her belief that the peace conference in New York will be a success. Miriam has a strong belief in the inherent goodness of man, believing that, if given the opportunity, all will choose the path toward peace. A child of the Holocaust, Miriam was raised by an adoptive family after her birth parents were killed in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Bernstein bears the tattoo of the camps, wearing it with pride as a survivor. She eventually grows up and marries, losing her husband, Yossef, a pilot in the Israeli Air Force. He was her "step-brother," also adopted after the holocaust. They shared the same past, had seen the same things, and had survived. They had one son, Eliahu, who was killed during the Yom Kippur War. Bernstein and Teddy Laskov are lovers, though he...

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