Joan London’s “The Golden Age” is a terrific tale of a young Jewish refugee from Hungary stricken with polio in Perth. It recalls Philip Roth’s “Nemesis,” and might even best it.
Sixty years ago after her grandfather left Berlin after Kristallnacht on one of the last trains out, she found herself living a dream life in London. Now, she fears that sort of existence will no longer be possible.
Sayed Kashua is a celebrated successful writer, filmmaker and professor. Even so, when he left home, he found that he was just as out of place as a Palestinian in the Midwest as he was back in Israel.
In a terrific new memoir, historian Ian Buruma examines his grandparents’ lives to learn how Jewishness and Britishness can coexist.
His home was the first in Baltimore to have gas lights. He fought in the War of 1812 and got Maryland to pass a ‘Jew Bill.’ Laura Moser revisits the life of Mendes Cohen.
Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman’s opus, ‘The Golem of Hollywood,’ is as ambitious as it is completely ridiculous. Laura Moser explains why that’s not altogether a bad thing.
Nazi doctor Aribert Heim, who performed unnecessary operations without anesthesia in concentration camps, died a free man. How did he escape justice?
Molly Antopol’s debut novel, ‘The UnAmericans,’ is all about the disappointments of idealism. But it’s not a downer — it joyously heralds the arrival of a gifted writer.
‘The Passenger,’ a gripping opera set in Auschwitz, was buried by the Soviets and lay dormant for 50 years. The Mieczyslaw Weinberg masterwork finally makes U.S. debut on Saturday.
History has underplayed the role of ordinary German women in the Nazi death machine. Wendy Lower sets the record straight in her disturbing new book, ‘Hitler’s Furies.’