Holocaust

Book Review: The Holocaust’s Jewish Calendars — Protecting the Sacred Value of Time

January 12, 2020
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Alan Rosen’s book thoughtfully illuminates the perilous calendrical devotion of Jews during the Holocaust, seeing it as a form of resistance.

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Book Review: “Hunting the Truth” — Models of Activism

May 14, 2018
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Hunting the Truth is a handbook on how to become an effective activist and an exciting, often awe-inspiring read.

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Remembrance: Aharon Appelfeld — A Displaced Writer of Displaced Fiction

January 6, 2018
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“Everything about the Holocaust already seems so thoroughly unreal, as if it no longer belongs to the experience of our generation, but to mythology…”

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Book Review: “The Menorah” and “The Book of Aron”

December 22, 2016
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Two books — one nonfiction, the other fiction — that deal with Jewish history.

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Book Review: Marceline Loridan-Ivens’ Memoir of Surviving the Nazi Death Camps

December 23, 2015
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In contrast to similar extermination-camp memoirs, But You Did Not Come Back focuses on the affliction of women.

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Theater Review: “The Strawberry Girl” — Harvest of Horror

September 24, 2015
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Israeli Stage has opened its sixth season, which is dedicated exclusively to female playwrights, with a haunting work that examines the complicity of an ordinary German in the Holocaust.

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Fuse Film Reviews: At Jewishfilm.2015 — History’s Revelations

May 9, 2015
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The 18th Annual Jewish Film Festival approaches its end with two compelling cinematic looks at Jewish history.

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Film Review: “À la Vie” — A Flawless Study of Time and Trauma

May 8, 2015
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À la Vie, screening as part of the 18th Annual Jewish Film Festival, is easily the best film I have seen so far this year.

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Theater Review: Elie Wiesel’s “Choice” — A Tragic Parable About Loss

April 14, 2015
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Despite the well-intentioned efforts of the cast, Eli Wiesel’s words were lost in space.

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Book Review: “A Brief Stop on the Road From Auschwitz” — Destined to Become a Classic

February 23, 2015
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Göran Rosenberg has written a calm yet passionate account of events after Auschwitz, a memoir marked by great intelligence and equally great emotional intensity.

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