Passengers on board the St. Louis fleeing Nazi Germany discover both cultural displacement and loss in Armando Correa’s “The German Girl.”
In the 1950s, the culture — in Hollywood and elsewhere — turned increasingly hostile toward women.
Both Rodgers and Hammerstein had wives named Dorothy, and both women were interior decorators.
“If you read Trump with an open mind, he is like Albert Camus.”
When Poles and Ukrainians battled, Jews tended to be scapegoated by both sides.
Petrowskaja lost a maternal great-grandmother and great-aunt to the infamous shootings at Babi Yar,
“Horn manages to enmesh us in Rachel’s psychic torments — of being buffeted by history without the hope of an ending.”
Many of his friends, particularly the Jewish ones, asked him, “After all that happened in Germany, don’t you want to divorce yourself from it?”
Mendelsohn dares readers to engage with the complexities of the epic poem and apply its lessons to their own lives.
“One of the novel’s principal characters, known only as the General, is clearly modeled on former Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon.