Sasha Senderovich


How Schindler's List Got It Wrong

By Sasha Senderovich

How Schindler's List Got It Wrong
The Holocaust is usually portrayed in film by the horrifying death camps. But Soviet Jews made up nearly half of Shoah victims — and a new book explores their plight.Read More


A Jewish Death at the End of the Soviet Union

By Sasha Senderovich

A Jewish Death at the End of the Soviet Union
A Jew was among the victims of the 1991 coup attempt that helped precipitate the downfall of the Soviet Union. His funeral marked a clean break with the past.Read More


Back in the Old Courtyard

By Sasha Senderovich

Back in the Old Courtyard
Between 1929 and 1935, Yiddish writer Moyshe Kulbak (1896-1937) published a comic novel called “The Zelmenyaners” serially in the Minsk-based Yiddish language monthly Shtern.The novel told the story of a family courtyard in Minsk, in Soviet Belorussia, which was being progressively transformed through aggressive Soviet modernization.Read More






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