Jonathan Kirsch

The Road to Pitchipoï

But You Did Not Come Back

By Marceline Loridan-Ivens (Translated by Sandra Smith)

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Asylum

By Moriz Scheyer

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A vast and ever-growing number of books, films, television programmes, plays and miscellaneous items of popular culture are related in one way or another to the events of the Holocaust, but only a few of them deserve to be included in the canon of Holocaust literature. Indeed, even such classics as The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank and Night by Elie Wiesel have been the subject of rigorous and sometimes rancorous debate, if only because the invocation of the Holocaust in arts and letters is such a morally fraught subject. So it is noteworthy, and even remarkable, that two newly published books about the Holocaust deserve to be considered for places in the canon. 

Royal Shakespeare Company

Sara Stewart

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