Ruth Franklin is a book critic and the author of A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction, which has just appeared in paperback.
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Survival in Auschwitz, Primo Levi (1947)

A masterpiece by the poet of the unspeakable

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A Tale of Love and Darkness, Amos Oz (2002)

Mining the seam between memory and imagination

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The Chosen, Chaim Potok (1967)

Williamsburg’s original hipsters balance religion and modernity

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Do We Still Need Yom HaShoah?

The commemorative day is confusing and arbitrary. Let’s find a more meaningful alternative.

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Bring On the Plum Pudding

Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love Christmas

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