Smuggled political literature from Jewish New Yorkers helped.
“It is so fragile, literally crumbling apart.”
But a new biography argues that the poet wasn’t very Jewish or even very anti-Soviet.
The case of Pauline Wengeroff.
At the end of the 1980s, Israel was barely managing its finances and its security. Then a substantial part of the professional and cultural elite of a superpower showed up.
The Israeli journalist and author of our November essay joins us to talk about the lives featured in his work.
Never a pussycat.