David Bezmozgis is the author of The Betrayers and the collection Natasha and Other Stories.
Alexander ‘Sasha’ Pechersky led a successful prisoner revolt at the Sobibor death camp. His story of extraordinary courage was also the story of millions of Soviet Jews who lived and died in a country that refused to acknowledge their fate.
Tablet Original Fiction: ‘On either side of the street rose apartment buildings, thrumming with life and larceny. There it was, my immigrant childhood.’
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
A suppressed portrait of Soviet life
Where we were from
Celebrating Hanukkah—and my grandfather’s birthday—whether behind drawn curtains in Latvia or openly in Canada
What happens when the writer you admire most becomes your friend?
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