Category: holocaust

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Nabokov’s post-Holocaust story

Currently David Roberts and I are co-leading an online discussion group. We’re discussing two stories; one is Vladimir Nabokov’s “Symbols and Signs,” first published in the New York in May of 1948. I believe this is Nabokov’s post-Holocaust story. I asked the group (80 or so people from around the...

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“The Believer” (2002) — about a Jewish skinhead

At my holocaust site (which includes many materials dating from the mid-1990s in particular — but which I haven’t added to much lately) there is a good review dated 2002 of the film The Believer, winner of the grand jury prize at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, in which a young Jew...

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1960: books about Nazis overwhelm shoppers

This drawing illustrates an article published in a 1960 issue of the New York Times about the republication that year of Mein Kamp and the spate just then of books about the Nazis. What’s a bookstore shopper to do? [Click on the image for a larger view.]

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Paul Celan PoemTalk

Pierre Joris, Anna Strong, and Ariel Resnikoff joined Al Filreis to talk about Paul Celan’s well-known poem “Corona.” Celan had chosen to continue writing in German after the elimination of Jews from his town and the murder of his parents by the Nazis and their fascist allies — and maintained,...