“There’s no explaining it rationally.”
Who will write our history?
Unlike Auschwitz or Dachau, the Warsaw Ghetto cannot be visited in any meaningful way.
And the priestly blessing.
Sermons from the Years of Rage, 1939-1942, hidden during the war and now released in a new edition, is a rabbinic work unlike any since the destruction of the First Temple.
Kalonimos Shapiro’s hidden manuscripts.
Franz Werfel’s The Forty Days of Musa Dagh.
Eyewitness reportage from Poland helps explain the Holocaust better than a shelf of well-researched histories.
An ambivalent relationship.
During World War II, multiple Yiddish theaters functioned in the Warsaw Ghetto. Even more remarkably, those involved in them were deeply concerned, despite everything, with. . .