Diane Cole

Diane Cole is the author of the memoir After Great Pain: A New Life Emerges. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street JournalNPR online, and elsewhere, and she serves as the books columnist for Psychotherapy Networker.

"There Are Too Many Jews on This Train"

A newly rediscovered 1938 novel offers one man’s examination of how and why the single word “Jew” has come to define him.

May 5 2021 12:01AM

Chava Rosenfarb's Memory of the Holocaust Was Formed in the Abyss and Redeemed by Writing

From her new life in Montreal, the Yiddish writer created out of the degradation she had experienced a forceful body of work that calls out to be rediscovered.

Oct. 27 2020 12:01AM

How a "Dream Team" of Rescuers Salvaged Masses of Jewish Cultural Treasures Looted by the Nazis

Prewar, no countries had wanted to take in Europe’s Jews. Postwar, many were poised to claim the spoils of the murdered—until an unprecedented group of experts stepped in.

Sept. 17 2019 1:02AM

The Return of Romain Gary, Novelist, Diplomat, War Hero, Prankster

With the long-overdue translation into English of his final book, neglect of the Vilna-born Jewish author is starting to lift.

Aug. 15 2018 12:01AM

The Dread-Inducing Work of Weimar's Jewish Artists

An exhibit at the Neue Galerie offered a taste of Jewish art from “before the fall,” but the subject cries out for a more ambitious undertaking.

June 14 2018 12:01AM