Michael Frank is the author of the novel What is Missing and the memoir The Mighty Franks.

A Love Story

An excerpt from the new novel ‘What is Missing’


The Menorah as Symbol and Myth

A recent joint exhibit at the Vatican Museum and the Jewish Museum of Rome traced the surprising and enduring significance of the seven-branched golden object that entered ‘the temporal web of the history of humankind’


A Holocaust Story From the White Pages

An ‘archaeologist of bureaucracy’ traces the ghostly lives of foreign Jews in Italy during World War II


A Double Life

In an excerpt from a new memoir, the revelation of secrets—secret information from a formerly quiet grandmother


The Mystery of the Missing Jewish Books of Rome

Tracing the fate of 25,000 volumes lost to the Holocaust

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