By Suzan Sherman
Retracing Columbus’s Steps and Finding a Novel Path
Claims that Christopher Columbus was Jewish have been circulating for years, though they’ve generally been confined to the rarified realms of medieval history departments and those few obsessed with the Discoveries period. Even Simon Wiesenthal believed Columbus was a Jew; in 1973, he published a book on the explorer, “Sails of Hope,” and quipped that…
See Dick. See Dick Kvell. Kvell, Dick, Kvell.
Yiddish With Dick and Jane By Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman Little, Brown, 112 pages, $14.95. —— The Dick and Jane primers left an indelible imprint on generations of Americans — myself among them — who first experienced reading inside their pages. Dick and his sister, Jane, epitomized the fresh-faced, immaculate and well-behaved offspring of…
How a Jewish Hospital Survived the Holocaust
Refuge in Hell: How Berlin’s Jewish Hospital Outlasted the Nazis By Daniel Silver Houghton Mifflin, 295 pages, $24. * * *| On April 24, 1945, when Soviet troops liberated a Berlin hospital, they discovered the unfathomable inside its doors. Two years after Joseph Goebbels had proudly professed the Nazi capital Judenrein, there functioned a Jewish…
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