Chana Pollack


Throwback Thursday: From Stalinist to US Spy

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Throwback Thursday: Novellas About Sexy Tel Aviv

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A Life of Social Activism and Free Love

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How Yemenite Jewish Performer Enchanted New York City

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Throwback Thursday: Yiddish Novelist Takes On Stalin's Terror

By Chana Pollack

Throwback Thursday: Yiddish Novelist Takes On Stalin's Terror
Vera Hacken was the Odessa-born memoirist of a Czernowitz childhood, and an early novelist of the intricacies of life under the Soviet Union’s police state apparatus — but much of her life remains somewhat shrouded in mystery. So when we found her dreamy photo in our archive and felt ourselves hooked in by her dark-eyed melancholic scrutiny, we were determined to unveil some of the hinted-at inscrutability.Read More



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