Writing Europe Before the Holocaust: A Conversation with Rachel Kadish and Menachem Kaiser
Hosted By: Jewish Book Council
Join US-based Jewish Book Council and UK-based The Jewish Quarterly for a unique literary event.
In a conversation moderated by JBC Editorial Director Becca Kantor, authors Rachel Kadish (The Weight of Ink) and Menachem Kaiser (Plunder) will discuss their contributions to the February 2022 issue of The Jewish Quarterly, “In Search of Lost Time: Europe Before the Holocaust.”
In her essay “Love and Restitution: The Vanished World of my Family’s Hotel,” Rachel Kadish traces the story of her family’s hotel in prewar Poland, which later became a Nazi barracks and then a Polish high school. In “Paper Brigade: The Incredible Story of the Vilnius Archive,” Menachem Kaiser examines the lineage and the future of the extraordinary archives of prewar Jewish documents that were discovered recently in Lithuania – and whose original rescuers became the namesake for JBC’s literary journal. Together, the two authors will explore the significance of the remains of the past, the battle to preserve them, and whether it is possible to seek restitution for historic injustices.
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