Contrary to popular opinion, in WWII, Adolf Hitler could be influenced by public pressure — at least that’s what’s argued in Nathan Stoltzfus’s “Hitler’s Compromises: Coercion and Consensus in Nazi Germany.”
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg brought humor and drama to a production of “Merchant of Venice” set in the Venetian ghetto. Would that the same were true of the production itself, says critic A.J. Goldmann.3
Deborah Levy’s novel “Hot Milk,” is on the longlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize.
In “East-West Street,” a tour-de-force by Philippe Sands, the grandson of a Holocaust survivor, demonstrates the relationship of the law within his own family narrative.
A budding epistolary romance between Neal Pollack and Natalie Portman is interrupted by a disapproving Jonathan Safran Foer.
Some soon-to-be-familiar Jewish names cropped up on the Center for Fiction’s Longlist for its 2016 First Novel Prize.
Acclaimed journalist Susan Faludi knew her father’s temper and his story of survival during the Holocaust. Yet she was still unprepared for her father Steven’s decision to become Stefanie at the age of 76.
Polish poet and author Agata Tuszyńska didn’t know her Jewish background until she was 19. In “A Family History of Fear,” she comes to terms with her history — and that of her country.3
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