Auschwitz survivor and Nobel Prize winner Imre Kertész has died aged 86, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
The Hungarian writer, who was sent to the Nazi death camp as a teenager, was made a Nobel laureate in 2002 for works which the foundation said “upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history.”
With so many bad things happening in the world - and so many difficult challenges in our own personal lives - the following question naturally arises: how can we trust in Hashem (G-d) enough to believe that He truly has our best interests at heart?
A novel in which a “blonde and blue-eyed Jewess” converts to Christianity after she falls in love with a Nazi officer in the Theresienstadt concentration camp has sparked outrage after it was shortlisted for two prestigious literary awards.
A leading journalist , an acclaimed novelist and a senior rabbi will be the judges for one of Anglo-Jewry’s most prestigious literary prizes, it was announced today.
Columnist Hugo Rifkind, author Samantha Ellis and Jonathan Wittenberg, senior rabbi of Masorti Judaism, will decide who will win next year’s Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize, and receive £4,000 in prize money.
When the Russian tanks entered the centre of Berlin on April 29 1945, a 26-year-old Jewish woman was travelling in a jeep ahead of the troops. Elena Rzhevskaya was a military interpreter for Russia's 3rd Shock Army. She worked for SMERSH, the Soviet counter-intelligence agency, whose name is an acronym of the Russian for "death to spies".