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Holocaust

Anda Pinkerfeld Amir

Anda Pinkerfeld Amir helped shape two branches of Hebrew literature as an innovative, modernist Israeli poet and as a writer of children’s books that tackled difficult subjects like war and death.

Tosia Altman

Tosia Altman volunteered as a courier and weapons smuggler, risking her life through some of the worst conflicts of the Jewish uprising during the Holocaust.

Paper Love by Sarah Wildman

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Sarah Wildman, author of Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind

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Sarah Wildman, author of Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind

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Gila Almagor

Gila Almagor earned acclaim as a writer, actress, and filmmaker for her autobiographical Summer of Aviya in 1988, but when critics questioned details of her story, she embraced the criticism and went on to create a sequel, 1995’s Under the Domim Tree.

Rajzel Zychlinsky

Praised as one of the most original voices in modern Yiddish poetry, Rajzel Zychlinski used free verse and sparse language to capture the devastation of the Holocaust.

Alice Schalek

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Photojournalist and travel writer, Alice Schalek.

Courtesy of the Leo Baeck Institute.

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Photojournalist and travel writer, Alice Schalek.

Courtesy of the Leo Baeck Institute.

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Nechama Tec

Nechama Tec’s experiences as a child in the Holocaust led to her career highlighting nontraditional stories of the Holocaust, and inspired the movie Defiance.

Malka Lee

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Malka Lee, in Korman's 1928 Yidishe Dikhterns Antologye.
Courtesy of Sheva Zucker/Lilith magazine.
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Malka Lee, in Korman's 1928 Yidishe Dikhterns Antologye.


Courtesy of Sheva Zucker/Lilith magazine.

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Hephzibah and Yehudi Menuhin, 1951

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Hephzibah and her brother Yehudi Menuhin in Australia in 1951.
Courtesy of the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland/Wikimedia Commons.

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Hephzibah and her brother Yehudi Menuhin in Australia in 1951.
Courtesy of the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland/Wikimedia Commons.

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"An Estate of Memory" by Ilona Karmel

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Cover of Ilona Karmel's An Estate of Memory, published in 1969.
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Cover of Ilona Karmel's An Estate of Memory, published in 1969.

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