With the long-overdue translation into English of his final book, neglect of the Vilna-born Jewish author is starting to lift.
Saint-Exupéry’s best friend.
Three wise men.
The attempt to create an East African refuge from the Holocaust.
The “M Project.”
Heroic women who risked their lives.
Minimizing the Shoah while making heroes of its perpetrators.
And its unique Haggadah.
Between the Germans and the Jews, they were neutral.
Collaboration in the slaughter of the Jews on the one hand, “Jewish crimes” against Lithuanians on the other.
And what to do with great artists who used their pens for evil purposes.
Official indifference to the threat of fascism allowed all too many pro-German conspirators to escape.
Some things haven’t changed in 70 years.