Thomas Ország-Land


András Mezei's Holocaust Poetry for Our Time

By Thomas Ország-Land

András Mezei's Holocaust Poetry for Our Time
András Mezei (1930-2008) was a major Jewish-Hungarian poet who left behind a retrospective exploration of the Holocaust for our time. There are many voices speaking to us of terror, folly, greed, cruelty and absurdity, but Mezei’s poetry makes them sound like our own voices. His testimony has been published in England, in my translation, as “Christmas in Auschwitz” (Smokestack Press, 2010).Read More


György Faludy's 'Happy Days in Hell'

By Thomas Ország-Land

György Faludy's 'Happy Days in Hell'
Penguin Modern Classics has recently reissued “My Happy Days in Hell,” an autobiographical novel by Hungarian Jewish writer György Faludy, to mark the centenary of the author’s birth on September 22.Read More


Miklós Radnóti: Bearer of Poetic Witness

By Thomas Ország-Land

Miklós Radnóti (1909–1944) was arguably the greatest poet of the Holocaust. He stands out among the other great figures of the Holocaust literature of his generation because he dedicated his life — his talent, discipline, loves and learning, and even his fate in the Holocaust — to the craft of writing poetry.Read More



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