The ‘Turncoats’ Of Wojslawice — And What They Say About Us

The Jews of Uchanie, my father’s shtetl in Lublin province, used to say about the Jews of Wojslawice just down the road, that they were meshumodim. Turncoats. What worse epithet could you hurl at a fellow Jew?

The Holocaust Memoir I Didn’t Help Write — And Wish I Had

I borrowed the book from my parents, stashed it into my laptop case and begrudgingly cracked it open over Greenland. I couldn’t put it down.

‘The Best Hope For Yiddish is in Israel:’ An Interview With Scholar Avrom Nowerstern

“Unfortunately, we find ourselves in a time where writing in Yiddish is utopian.”

Bringing Jewish Music Back From the Ashes of Kristallnacht

The music of a pioneering Jewish label was destroyed on Kristallnacht. Now, the Semer Ensemble is trying to revive it.

How I Reunited My Holocaust Survivor Father With His Long Lost Neighbor

Barbara Finkelstein’s father survived the deportation of Jews from Poland’s Uchanie. She met his old neighbor and found a sympathetic connection.

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