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Aharon Applefeld’s “Poland, A Green Land”

Hosted By: The Museum of Jewish Heritage-- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Award-winning Israeli novelist Aharon Applefeld’s posthumous work, Poland, A Green Land, joins his many publications including the novels The Iron Tracks, Badenheim 1939, and The Story of a Life. The novel centers around Yaakov Fine, a successful dress shop owner who, struggling with a mid-life depression, journeys to his family’s ancestral village and learns about the reality of Jewish life in Poland – past, present, and future. Applefeld mined lived experiences to create fiction of powerful, universal resonance. This discussion with Altie Karper, Applefeld’s longtime editor at Schocken books, will explore Applefeld’s literary legacy and timeless writing.

Altie Karper is the Editorial Director of Schocken Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Authors with whom she has worked include Aharon Applefeld, Robert Gottlieb, Irving Howe, Francine Klagsbrun, Rabbi Harold Kushner, Deborah Lipstadt, Arthur Miller, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Elie Wiesel, and Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg.

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