Night of the Murdered Poets: on what we remember and why

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Cultural critic Rokhl Kafrissen wrote a wonderful piece on the execution of five Yiddish poets in the Soviet Union and about why they are not widely remembered throughout the Jewish world. It’s a fascinating piece on what the Jewish world chooses to remember and why, and Kafrissen references this article that I wrote in the journal, American Jewish History. The article is about how the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising became iconic for survivors in the United States.

David Slucki