The story goes that the Nazis burned the collection of the yeshiva library, but clues indicate this is simply not true.
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?
An employee of the museum at the former Majdanek Nazi death camp was one of six men charged with incitement to hatred for hanging anti-Semitic posters in Lublin.
I went to Lublin for a documentary I’m working on. A good friend of mine said I should visit Majdanek. I read many books, watched many movies and documentaries about concentration camps but I never visited one. I didn’t know how I would feel. Here’s what I saw.