Seventy Years ago, on Purim (1st March) 1953, Stalin was struck down with a stroke, leading to his death four days later. It seems appropriate to write about my copy of Heimland, a literary scrapbook which includes contributions by many of Stalin's Jewish literary victims. The Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee was a group of Soviet Jewish … Continue reading Heimland, Literisher Sammelbuch (Literary Scrapbook), Yiddish, Moscow, 1943.
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Loshen un Leben, for November 1946 (75 years ago), edited by A. N. Stencl, London.
Avrom Nochem Stencl came to London in 1936. He was born in Poland, into a rabbinical family, and had lived in Germany for some years, where he was a published author. His first volume of poetry in London was published in 1937. I have previously written about his book Yerushalayim, a book of songs, ballads … Continue reading Loshen un Leben, for November 1946 (75 years ago), edited by A. N. Stencl, London.