Zemirovsky’s Flight from the Juif

ASSIMILATION AND DISSIMULATION by Zelda Gamson Discussed in this essay: The Nemirovsky Question: The Life, Death and Legacy of a Jewish Writer in 20th-Century France, by Susan Rubin Suleiman. Yale University Press, 2016, 376 pages. from the Autumn 2017 issue of Jewish Currents   THE LIFE could have made a good novel, and she might even have […]

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Gevalt, How Did This Happen?

GETTING OLD, STAYING VITAL by Zelda Gamson from the Summer 2016 issue of Jewish Currents Either you will go through this door or you will not go through. If you go through there is always the risk of remembering your name. Things look at you doubly and you must look back and let them happen. […]

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The Life & Fate of Vasily Grossman

Creative Witness to War & Dictatorship by Zelda Gamson From the Spring, 2015 issue of Jewish Currents VASILY GROSSMAN (1905-1964) is one of the world’s greatest, least known chroniclers of war and totalitarianism, as important as George Orwell and Hannah Arendt. We should have known his work much earlier, but it was at last delivered […]

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