The women’s self-recorded experiences are utterly disparate, but both offer a potent antidote to any sentimental nostalgia for life in the age of Sholom Aleichem.
To ex-KGB officers, Jews are extremely powerful.
A memoirist sheds light on the shtetl’s social conflicts.
Jacob Dinezon’s The Dark Young Man.
The first great Jewish catastrophe of the 20th century.
It brought more allies and more citizens.
A rabbi’s son recalls the revival of Judaism in the Russian capital.
Gorenstein is best-known for his film scripts, written for Andrei Tarkovsky and others. Now, recently published in English for the first time, his own voice can be heard.
A Jewish convert to Christianity who became an informer.
From Karl Marx to the early Zionists.
The paradoxes of liberation and renewed persecution.
How the artist was influenced by his hometown.