The message used to be that the destination for all Diaspora Jews was, or should be Israel. Now it’s: wherever Jews reside is their home.
Holocaust survivors in the displaced persons camps not only had a baby boom, but a literary boom as well.
One of the exhibit objects – a simple pair of scissors from that period – show us exactly what a typical tool used by Jews looked like.
Only naive observers believed that in the 1920s writers like Dovid Bergelson and Moyshe Kulbak returned to the USSR solely for ideological reasons.
The Jewish neighborhood in Warsaw was denigrated as poor and dangerous but newspapers of the period reveal a diverse, dynamic Jewish community.
“Unfortunately, we find ourselves in a time where writing in Yiddish is utopian.”