Thomas Laqueur: The troublesome marriage of Poles and Jews, 4 June 1998
Show More Heshel's Kingdom by Dan Jacobson.
Hamish Hamilton, 242 pp., £15.99, February 1998, 0 241 13927 9Show More
Shtetl: The History of a Small Town and an Extinguished World by Eva Hoffman.
Secker, 269 pp., £15.99, January 1998, 0 436 20482 7Show More
“... of Jews in the obscure Lithuanian village of Varniai (Vorna it probably would have been to him); Eva Hoffman’s past and the past of Bransk, a Polish shtetl 180 kilometres east of Warsaw, whose history – alternately dismal and cheering – she interpolates into that of Poles and Jews generally, from the Statute of Kalisz to the present. (The statute ...”