"Hero of the Underground." The National Jewish
Monthly, April, p. 270-1
The consular corps of New York recently
acquired a notable member: the new Polish consul, Jan Galewicz, who has number
128433 tattooed on his arm
"Dead Empire: Living
Monument." The National Jewish Monthly, November, p. 90-1
"When I first met General Emil Sommer, I felt as if a museum piece had
stepped out of its glass case and come to life before my eyes. This Austrian
Jewish general who was often invited to Emperor Franz Joseph's table, has more
than five decades of stormy adventures behind him"
"I Saw Kielce:
The Worst Pogrom." The National Jewish Monthly, December, p.
Overshadowing all other pogroms (as distinct for the Nazi
extermination program) which stain the history of this bloody century was the
massacre that took place last July in Kielce, Poland.
"DPs Are at the Breaking Point." The National Jewish
Monthly, January, p. 158-9, 180-1
The pogrom in Kielce created a
panic among the Jews in Poland, particualarly among the more than 100,000
repatriates from Russia
"The Paradox of
Poland." Tomorrow, January, p. 5-11
'It is one of
history's bitterest ironies that Poland, the first nation to be ravaged by
nazism, should now emerge as the last stronghold of fascism and anti-Semitism'
"Polish Repatriates From Russia." The National
Jewish Monthly, February, p. 196, 198-9
"During the summer of 1946,
more than 150,000 Jews were repatriated from Russia to Poland, after five years
"A New Poland In Silesia?" The National
Jewish Monthly, March, p. 232-3, 252-3
For the first time in the
history of Poland, the government is making a genuine effort to enforce the
equality of Jewish citizens, not only in the well-turned phrases of the
constitution, but in reality
"A New Poland is Being
Born." The National Jewish Monthly, June, p. 346-7
abyss of Jewish misfortune in Poland is so deep, the swamps of hatred so vast,
that the glimmers of the new emergent reality seem faint and deceptive. But the
present account of my experiences in Poland would be incomplete if I failed to
mention some bright aspects of which I was conscious even in my moments of deep
despair, or if I failed to stress the already existing signs of a new, a reborn
"Saga of an Unknown Warrior." The National Jewish
Monthly, February, p. 214-5
According to official documents
including photographs, made by the Nazi occupation authorities in Poland, Max
Borenstein is dead-executed by hanging. But I saw this supposedly dead man in
Lodz; I had drinks with him in the Grand Hotel, and he told me his amazing
story, which even the boldest Hollywood writers would not have dared imagine.
"Negbah: Bastion of the Desert." The National Jewish
Monthly, February, p. 172-3, 77
The heroic settlement of Negbah
covers an area of only a thousand acres, but in the eyes of the people of Israel
it is now as important a symbol as the city of Jerusalem. In this settlement,
marked only on large-scale maps and not mentioned in any Baedecker, one of the
most crucial battles of the recent Arab-Jewish war was fought. This battle was
won by the young pioneers and farmers of Negbah
Capital of Israel." The National Jewish Monthly, April, p.
Although Tel-Aviv is the metropolis of Israel, the provisional
capital of the Jewish republic is the former German settlement of Sarona, a
suburb of Tel-Aviv, which has now been given the Biblical name of Hakiryah
"Behind the Scenes in Poland's Model City." The
Reporter, October 4, p. 15-7
'Nowa Huta, meaning 'New Mill,' is
Poland's major showpiece of Communist enterprise'
About Life in Poland." Sunday Independent, October 28, p. 8
Nowa Huta, meaning New Mill, is Poland's major showpiece of Communist
"I Visit the Only Churchless City In
Poland." Sunday Independent, November 4, p. 10
learned at first hand about food in Nowa Huta, the model city of socialism, or
at least about that in the Warsaw Restaurant, where the heads of the Communist
hierarchy eat regularly
"Before the Earthquake in
Poland." The Reporter, November 15, p. 18-9
familiar with the intellectual ferment in Poland since Stalin's death, there was
no reason to be surprised by the recent upheaval there'
Days that Shook Poland." The Reporter, December 13, p. 15-8
'Poland's bloodless 'October Revolution' against Moscow's domination was
completed in the short space of four days, mostly behind closed doors'
"The Mother Who Lived a
Miracle." McCall's, November, p. 61 etc.
Boulevard is in the heart of Brooklyn, a vast American urban plain'
(Note: This article concerns the reunion of a mother, Regina Gotz with
her first-born son Benia, whom she gave birth to in a Jewish Ghetto in Lithuania
over the objections of her husband, mother, ghetto leaders, and a Nazi decree
commanding all pregnant women in the ghetto to submit to abortions. She gave him
to a gentile and after thirteen years of hardship, they were reunited.)
"Wladyslaw Gomulka and the Balance of Paradox." The
Reporter, December 12, p. 26-30
'During my two-month visit to Poland
this fall, it was obvious that the hopes the Poles had pinned on their October
revolution of 1956 had not been fulfilled. The victories won by this upheaval-a
freedom of expression still unknown in any other Communist-ruled country, the
end of forced collectivization, and the return of Polish deportees in Russia,
which were all part of the bargain between Khrushchev and Wladyslaw Gomulka-were
overshadowed by the bitter realization that instead of seeking to consolidate
and extend its gains, the new regime was engaged in an all-out effot to stop the
movement that had brought it to power'
"Poland: The Reins Are a Little Looser." The
Reporter, February 6, p. 29-31
'Poland was very close to economic
disaster at the time of the October Revolution in 1956. Before the country had
even begun to recover from the devastation of war and Nazi occupation, it became
the victim of a political regime that adhered ruthlessly to the
Moscow-prescribed course for building socialism in a hurry. But when I returned
to Poland last fall, after an absence of eighteen months, it was apparent that
Wladyslaw Gomulka's government had manage to bring about at least some
improvements in the living standard'
"Gomulka's Crusade Against the Horse." The
Reporter, October 29, p. 27-8
'Poland revisited after eighteen
months shows striking signs of economic improvement. The Warsaw streets are
brighter and cleaner; new apartment houses rise over ruins that had lain
untouched for years'
"Jews in Romania." East Europe, September, p. 3-9,
Eliezer Zisho Portugal, Romanian Jewrys revered Rabbi of Skulen, has
come to America...
"On the Evils of Fanatic
Belief." East Europe, October, 51-3
foundations of the Spanish Inquisition come in for a detailed scrutiny in The
Inquisitors, and the lessons the novel teaches have direct relevance to the
contemporary political scene in Eastern Europe
"Eclipse of the Polish
October." Problems of Communism, September/October, p. 64-8
'Poland's Gomulka Regime has never held a public anniversary celebration
of the bloodless revolt that brought it into being in October in 1956'
"A Visit with Georg Lukacs." The New York Times Book
Review, May 9, p. 30-2
'Georg Lukacs, universally recognized as the
leading Marxist philosopher of esthetics and a profound literary scholar, has
just turned 80...'
"Remnants of a Lost
World." Hadassah, November, p. 4-5
the area that was once the medieval ghetto of Prague is the tower on the ancient
Jewish town hall with its Hebrew clock, of which the French poet Guillaume
Apollinaire once wrote: 'The hands of the clock in the Jewish quarter run
backwards/and you, too, begin to move backward through life'
"The Jewish Credo of Georg Lukacs." Congress
Bi-Weekly, December 27, p. 8-10
Hungary's Georg Lukacs in
universally regarded as the preeminent literary scholar and critics of our time
"Chukovsky on Jabotinksky." Hadassah, February, p.
'The Soviet Union has long been a wasteland for Jewish life and
culture, but deep underground the wellsprings of Jewish creativity have never
ceased to flow'
"The Diary of Adam
Czerniakow." Hadassah, June, p. 6, 20
'For nearly a
quarter of a century, a tragic Jewish figure has remained silent in the tribunal
of history as it weighs the guilt or innocence of those in the Judenrats, the
Jewish governing councils appointed by the Nazis in the ghettos of occupied
Poland in World War II'
"Poland's Anti-Semitic Maoist Underground." The
Reporter, January 26, p. 21-3
'In Poland, the European Communist
state that is the most sorely beset by paradoxes and schisms, an underground
party with a pro-Peking orientation has made its debut by issuing a manifesto
whose root theme is anti-Semitism'
Scene" The New York Times Book Review, April, p. 36-40
'The continual ferment among intellectuals in Poland, generally
considered the most liberal and relaxed of Eastern Europe's Communist regimes,
has been inflamed by the ouster from the ruling party of a major figure in the
intellectual movement that sparked the bloodless revolution of October,
"Sprung from the Holocaust." Hadassah, March, p. 15
'A classic form of defiance to the censors by non-conforming writers is
flight into exile. Henryk Grynberg, one of Polands most promising young
novelists, has forcefully registered his protest against the tightening
censorship restricting Polish creative writers by seeking asylum in the United
Monday." Midstream, May, p. 49-60
In Poland, this is a
very gloomy morning after. The orgy of anti-Jewish, anti-liberal witch hunting
that lasted nearly two years is waning, and the nation's Communist rulers are
awakening to find their house in disastrous disorder.
"Yiddish in the
U.S.S.R." The New York Times Book Review, November 15, p.
'Sholem Aleichem's Yiddish classics are more popular in the
Soviet Union than anywhere else in the world....'
"Yiddish: The Kremlin's Durable
Ghost." ADL Bulletin, January, p. 1-3, 8
clear signals that the Jewish problem in the Soviet Union, the existence of
which is still stubbornly denied by its mass media, is receiving top-priority on
high levels in the Kremlin.
"Turmoil in Poland: The Rise of
Edward Gierek." Midstream, February, p. 22-34
turbulent events in Poland that toppled the regime of Wladyslaw Gomulka and
brought Edward Gierek to power seemed, to observes in the Western world, to
happen with the suddenness of an earthquake. But most people inside Poland had
been expecting them for a long time, and Gomulka's departure came as a relief
"The Jewish Challenge to the Kremlin." The American
Zionist, May, p. 8-11
'The Soviet Union's anti-Zionist campaign,
fought with every weapon in its propaganda arsenal, has resulted in a serious
"Sovietish Heimland and its Editor,
Aron Vergelis." Midstream, October, p. 1-17
Vergelis, who is entrusted with the editorship of Sovietish Heimland,
the Soviet Union's lone Yiddish periodical, has also been charged with the
mission of guarding the curtain that still conceals much of the inferno where
perished most of the Soviet Yiddish writers'
"A Somber Anniversary." Jewish
Frontier, September, p. 13-5
'Twenty years have passed since the
massacre of August 12, 1952, when twenty-four leading Soviet-Yiddish writers,
artists, and scholars, were executed in the cellars of the Lubyanka prison in
"The Testament of Adam Czerniakow." Jewish
Frontier, June, p. 10-4
'Twenty years have passed since the tragic
death of Adam Czeniakow, Chairman of the Judenrat in the Warsaw Ghetto-the
largest Jewish community in Nazi-occupied Europe'
"The Saga of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
(1943-1973.)" Jewish Frontier, April, p. 8-13
Thirtieth Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising will be marked this spring
by Jews all over the world with greater intensity than ever before'
"Zalman Shazar's Fruitful
Life." Jewish Frontier, November, p. 5-8
Shazar, the third president of the State of Israel, "was gathered unto his
people" on the eve of his 85th birthday. He had been one of the last
Zionist visionaries who laid stress upon the spiritual might of an indivisible
"Dead Shtetlakh on the
Vistula." Hadassah, January, p. 14-6
On a damp, chilly
winter morning I made my way to the railroad station in Praga, on th east bank
of the Vistula. I took a train to Bialystok, and from there I continued my
painful journey through the dead Jewish shtetlakh in that region
"Warsaw Ghetto: Reevaluation of the
Uprising." Hadassah, April, p. 12-3, 23, 27-8
19, 1943, when the Nazis set out to liquidate the remnanats of the Warsaw
Ghetto, they were stunned by the ferocity of the resistance they met
(NOTE: The article focuses on the account military commander of the
Bundist fighting groups near the Ghetto brush factories, Mark Edelman.)
Revived." Midstream, August/September, p. 76-81
amazing, a generation after the Holocaust, to see a book published in Polish, in
London that makes an attempt to revive "high" anti-Semitism in a systematic
"The Ghost of Emes Walks
in Pravda." Midstream, December, p. 51-6
uncamouflaged anti-Semitic Soviet campaign against Israel and Zionism has shaken
those Jewish Communist groups which have stubbornly clung to the theory that
only the Communist regime in Poland had adopted an official anti-Semitic line-in
the Soviet Union the manifestation was marginal...'
"A New Look at the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising." Jewish
Digest, March, p. 22-9
'On April 19, 1943, when the Nazis set out to
liquidate the remnants of the Warsaw Ghetto, they were stunned by the ferocity
of the resistance they met'
"Chagall-Torn?" Midstream, June/July, p. 49-62
'On his ninetieth birthday, Marc Chagall had reaped all the wealth,
honor, and public acclaim a creative man could hope for. His work, typically
Jewish, is not only shown in the world's greatest museums but also adorns a wall
of the Knesset in Jerusalem-the parliament of Israel, the supreme symbol of the
Jewish state that was reborn after the massacre of European Jewry. And so one
may well ask-what made Marc Chagall, in the autumn of his life, seek immortality
in the citadels of Christianity?'
(Note: Chagall responded to this
note in Yiddish.)
"Menachem Begin Thirty Years
Ago." Midstream, April, p. 48-52
October, 1948-A meeting with Menachem Begin is still a journalistic event,
even though since the proclamation of the State of Israel on May 14, 1948, he
has begun to appear at public meetings'
Shtetlekh." Jewish Spectator, Fall, p. 41-7
'I began my
journey to the shtetlekh with the small communities radiating out from
Warsaw: Grochow, Leszno, Ozarow, Truskow, Okuniew, and Marti-Pustelnik, whose
Jewish population prided itself on its model gardeners. During the 1930's there
werehakhshara stations (training centers) in Pustelnik for
young halutzim ready to emigrate to the Land of Israel. Now I could not
find a single Jew nor any trace of Jewish life'
"The Warsaw Ghetto Struggle." Jewish
Digest, April, p. 68-77
'Holocaust historians unfamiliar with the
vast documentation about the spiritual resistance that preceded the
coordination, training, and acquisition of arms for the actual uprising, have
give a distorted picture about the behavior of Easter European Jewry under Nazi
(Condensed from Midstream, Vol. 24, No.6)
"Poland's Dissident Movement." Congress
Monthly, December, p. 10-2
The underground opposition in Poland
which fights for democratic freedom within the framework of the existing system
is led by the young generation of intellectuals who grew up under the Communist
"The New Archbishop of Paris--A Former
Jew." The Forward, March 8, B-11, B-14-5
American Jewish organizations which battle anti-Semitism and racial
discrimination, and work towards Jewish-Christian understanding, are presently
facing a difficult dilemma They don't know how to take the news from Rome about
he nomination of the converted Jew, Jean-Marie Lustinger, as Archbishop of
"With Warm Jews in Chilly
Miami." The Forward, February 15, B-11
'In the struggle
to achieve economic security in their new home, many Jewish immigrants from
Eastern Europe neglected their Yiddish cultural heritage. Now, free of material
worries in the autumn of their lives, many of those immigrants have come to
Miami, where Yiddish cultural activities have become part of the daily pattern
of their lives'
"Hidden Treasures From the Warsaw Ghetto." Congress
Monthly, April, p. 13-5
'The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising that began on
the first Seder night of April 18, 1943 was not a sudden flair up, as it is
generally held, but a culmination of the spiritual resistance that developed
from the very beginning of the German occupation of Poland in September 1939'
"Emil Ludwig-Prophet of German Crimes." The
Forward, April 21, B-11, B-24
'The master of the political biography
in our stormy century, the German-Jewish writer Emil Ludwig, was the first to
warn the world about the inevitability of a new world war, which 'the same
Germans are preparing, on a much more brutal and total level''
"New Revelations on Petain's Role During Nazi
Occupation." The Forward, May 24, B-?, B-13
moral accounting which prominent French historians are now conducting vis-à-vis
the role of France during Hitler's attempted conquest of Europe, Marshal
Phillipe Petain is depicted as the central figure of French fascism'
"The Vanished World of Polish
Jewry." Congress Monthly, February/March, p. 19-20
the height of the shocking events in Poland, which were accompanied by
anti-Semitic incitement, a remarkable exhibition opened in New York containing
works of art, historical documents, illuminated Haggadas, prayerbooks,
ceremonial objects and communal archives rescued from burned-out synagogues that
once belonged to the destroyed Jewish communities of Poland"
Search of Jewish Roots--Touring Eastern Europe." The
Forward, July 22, p. 12-4
'The search for roots among the current
generation of American Jews grows out of the urge to sanctify the memory of the
victims of the Holocaust'
Glatstein." Midstream, April, p. 57-9
'Until the last
days of his life, Jacob Glatstein, more than any other Yiddish writer of his
generation, succeeded in maintaining the rebellious freshness, the intellectual
inquisitiveness, and the amazing virtuosity of language he expressed just as
powerfully in prose as in verse....'
"Polish Warsaw Ghetto
Commemoration; To Go-Or Not To Go?" The Forward, April 1, 1-2
'Among the leaders of national Jewish bodies in the United States and
Israel, as well of the organizations of survivors, a heated controversy has been
going on recently around the question of whether or not to go to Poland to take
part in the elaborate ceremonies commemorating the 40th anniversary
of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising'
"Life, Death and Resistance in the
Warsaw Ghetto." Congress Monthly, April/May, p. 10-2
The diary of Mary Berg, the first authentic document about the Warsaw
Ghetto and the German mass murder of Jews in Poland, was published in English by
L.B. Fisher in New York in April 1945
(reprinted from the preface of the
Ghetto: A Diary by Mary Berg)
"An Intimate Portrait of Arthur
Rubinstein." The Forward, January 4, p. 5, 18
ominous period of Hitler's offensive in Europe, when the exiled German writers
were overwhelmed by unceasing despair which in some instances led to suicide,
Lion Feuchtwanger surprsed the world with his manysided [sic] creativity and his
"The Destiny of a Manuscript and its
Author." The Forward, April 11, p. 3, 23
accounts of Jewish resistance, struggle and death in Nazi-occupied Poland,
written in the ghettos, camps and hiding-places, under the gun of the oppressor,
have not yet seen the light of day'
(Note: This article is an
introduction to the once-anonymous Holocaust account "Written with a Toenail"
that S.L. found in the Polish magazine the Wiez and played an important role in
discovering the identity of the author,. Ignacy Trzeniewski'." "Written with a
Toenail" was published in installments in the April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10,
May 17, May 24, the last of which is S.L.'s conclusion, p. 7-8)
"Marc Chagall : A Jew from Vitebsk." Congress
Monthly, May-June, p. 7-9
'In a century that, for all its
degradation of the human spirit, also witnessed an exalting burst of creativity,
the name of Marc Chagall, who died earlier this year at the age of 97, must
surely be reckoned among the select company of innovative painters who define
the art of the 20th century'
"Jewish Prague: Yesterday
and Today." The Forward, September 21, p. 5-6
this year's great cultural events in the United States is the monumental exhibit
of Jewish antiquities, religious and secular, which opened last September at the
Smithsonian Institute under the title 'The Precious Legacy' and is now being
concluded in the Jewish Museum in New York'
"Who Will Redeem 'The
Precious Legacy?'" The Forward, September 26, p.7-8
'Racing toward Germany in the spring of 1944, the last freight train of
Jewish property plundered by the Nazis in Europe and North Africa got no further
than Kodzko, in Lower Silesia, where the Red Army and the Polish Kosciuszko
Division were fighting the final battle with the decimated units of the
"Corpus Christi in Communist
Poland." The Forward, October 11, p. 9-10
capital of a 'divided' Poland I noticed no signs either of police suppression or
of open resistance. During the time I as in Warsaw no demonstrations took place
and I saw no passerby with any insignia of the Solidarity movement. Neither did
I witness any distribution of illegal leaflets. It seemed as if an unofficial,
temporary truce had been signed by both camps. However, this turned out to be a
false impression created by the calmness of the surface'
the Chopin House to Sochaczew." The Forward, October 18, p. 5,
'About twenty miles from Warsaw the 'other' Polish reality begins to
emerge, with a diminished police presence and with the invisible borders of
"Anti-Semitism and Philo-Semitism in Poland
Today." The Forward, October 25, p. 9, 12
cafeteria of the Czytelnik publishing house, which has lately become a
haven for rebellious writers and intellectuals, we met with Prof. Josef
Zawadzki-Grun, the 80-year-old veteran Marxist economist in Poland, who in
recent years has begun to revise the economic theories of Karl Marx'
"Auschwitz at the United
Nations." The Forward, January 31, p. 5, 30 (Part I)
'At the U.N. complex on the East River, one can now view the long awaited
exhibit about the monstrous Auschwitz death-factory where the Nazis murdered
more than 'four-million men, women and children, most of them Jews.''
"Lublin, Then and Now." Congress
Monthly, February, p. 11-3
'On a recent visit to Poland, I had
occasion to be in Lublin. In the Polish handbooks that describe this historic
city, I searched in vain for a mention of the Jewish creativity for which Lublin
was noted and which traces back to the Middle Ages'
Chroniclers of Death at Auschwitz." The Forward, February 7,
p. 9-10 (Part II)
'The painful history of the Jewish Pavilion at
Auschwitz reflects the various phases of the militant anti-Semitism of the
Polish Communist government, which was 'inspired' by Moscow'
"300th Anniversary of First Yiddish Newspaper in
Amsterdam." The Forward, February 28, p. 5, 30
lovers of the Yiddish language who strive to preserve the cultural heritage of
East European Jewry, a historically significant date is approaching, and one
hopes it will be celebrated in the breadth that it deserves'
"Stefan Zweig and the Medieval Jewish Queen of
Bulgaria." Part I, The Forward, April 11, p. 5, 32
'More than forty years after the tragic double suicide of the renowned
Austrian Jewish writer Stefan Zweig and his wife Lotte, details have surfaced
about the missing manuscript of Zweig's historical Jewish epic which the Nazis
confiscated from his home in Salzburg when he and his wife fled to Brazil'
"Pages of Jewish Struggle and Triumph." Part
II, The Forward, April 18, p. 9, 33
meeting that took place in the Middle Ages between the mighty Czar Ivan
Alexander of Bulgaria and the young Jewish woman, Sarah of Tirnovo, then capital
of Bulgaria, was a kind of repetition of the events in the biblical Book of
"How the Bulgarian Jews Were Saved from the
Nazis." Part III, The Forward, April 23, p. 11, 33
'The epic story of the rescue of the 48,000 Bulgarian Jews during World
War II arouses admiration for the heroism of the intellectuals, workers, and
everyday people in that country'
"New Attitude In Poland Toward
Jewish Cultural Heritage." The Forward, May 9, p. 7, 33
'In the multiplicity of Jewish 'tribes'-in both the Diaspora and the
State of Israel-there has recently been some movement among the tribe of Polish
Jews who, up until the Nazi Destruction, served as a spiritual inspiration for
Jews all over the world'
"Monument for a Destroyed Jewish
Community." Part I, The Forward, May 30, p. 7, 27
the more than a thousand Memorial volumes on the destroyed Jewish communities of
Eastern Europe that have been published in Tel Aviv, New York, Buenos Aires and
Paris there has now been added the Sefer Ziroken [sic] Kehilat
Breziv, as that Jewish community in southwest Galicia was known in
"The Extinguished Jewish Shtetl." Part
II, The Forward, June 6, p. 13-4
'The first written
documents about Brzozow, long before it was 'Yiddishized' into 'Breziv' stem
from the beginning of the 14thcentury, the time of the
Polish-Lithuanian kingdom, when this region was called 'Red Russia'
Jerusalem." The Forward, September 18, p. 7, 39
began our trip to Jerusalem at dawn, taking the broad asphalt highway with its
colorful, enchanting lower-gardens on both sides of the road'
"Holocaust Memorials-Memory is Selective." The
Forward, September 18, p. 11, 37
'How Holocaust memorials
proliferating in this country and overseas may 'distort or erase the past under
the guise of memorializing it' is the central theme of the latest edition
of Dimensions, published by the International Center for Holocaust
Studies of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith'
Cultural Fronts Opened in Jersusalem." The Forward, October
30, p. 15, 39
'The international art auction that took place this year in
Jerusalem aroused tremendous interest among wide circles of the general Israeli
public, spanning all shades of political and religious differences'
"Yiddish Renaissance on the Eve of
Holocaust." Midstream, April, p. 33-7
'In the present
twilight of Yiddish language and culture throughout the world, and particularly
in Poland, Jerzy Malinowski, a professor at the Art Institute of the Polish
Academy of Sciences, has surprised the liberal community there with his
monograph onYung Yidish, a dynamic movement of avant-garde painters and
poets that gathered, from 1918 to 1923, around a Yiddish periodical of the same
"Storm Over Israel." The Forward, April
1, p.29, 35
'At dawn our jam-packed plane landed at Ben-Gurion airport'
(note: The article concerns the PLO's demonstrations)
"From My Literary Archive." The Forward, April
22, p. 11, 22
'In arranging my literary archive, which I am in the
process of turning over to the 'Institute for the Study of the Diaspora' in Tel
Aviv, I came across two documents that I had thought were lost-interviews with
two European Jewish writers who managed to escape to America at the beginning of
World War II. I had conducted these interviews for the Morgn-Journal in 1941,
one with Elias Tcherikover (historian and a founder of YIVO) and the other with
the writer I.J. Trunk'
"Israel Facing Historic
Decisions." The Forward, May 13, p. 9, 16
Samaria, and Gaza, with their 11/2 million Palestinians, the uprising continues,
although with much less intensity than when the demonstrations, road-blocking
and stone-throwing began simultaneously in all the occupied territories'
"Seder Night, 5748, In Israel." The
Forward, May 20, p. 7, 26
'The closer it came to Pesach, the more
frequent became the reports of the 'diminishing aggressiveness' of the
rebellious Palestinians in the territories occupied by Israel on the West Bank
of the Jordan River since the Six-Day War'
(The article contrasts
preparations for Pesach with Jewish reactions to the Arab-Israeli tensions.)
"Springtime in Israel, But the Mood is
Clouded." The Forward, May 27, p. 9, 23
'In all the
wars that Israel's armies have waged during the 40 years of its existence,
people always had a clear sense that the victories would only move back the
threat of a new Arab attack for a little while'
Israelis Debate Under One Roof." The Forward, June 24, p. 9,
'The kernel of ABC's five-part television film, which lasts more than
seven hours, is the forum that Ted Koppel conducted in Jerusalem with leading
Israeli and Palestinian political personalities'
"An Abundance of
Peace Plans in Israel." Part I, The Forward, July 1,
'In its forty years of struggle for secure borders, Israel has
succeeded in making peace with only one of its Arab neighbors-the largest and
also the first enemy of the Jewish people, Egypt-which, in doing so, ignored the
threats of the Arab League'
"Peace Plans of Weizman and
Rabbi Gorim [sic, commonly known as Gorem]" Part
II, The Forward, July 8, p. 7, 29
'Ezer Weizman's peace
plan is hardly in harmony with the ideas of his colleagues in the
alignment-Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin-who maintain that in order to launch a
political offensive that would stop the disturbances in Judea, Samaria and Gaza
it is necessary first of all that peace and order be established in the
"Sneh: Rising Star of Israel's Labor
Party." The Forward, July 15, p. 11
'The first public
beginning at nominating candidates for the upcoming Knesset election was made at
the end of May in Tel Aviv by the Labor Party (Avodah)'
and Ephraim Sneh-Father and Son." The Forward, July 22, p .11,
'In this year of the 40th anniversary of the State of
Israel, which is being celebrated in a mood of great anxiety because of the
internal split and the external threat, four Israeli generals (Reserve) came to
the U.S. at the invitation of the American Jewish Congress'
"Uproar Around an Outstretched Hand." The
Forward, August 19, p. 13, 28
'Fifteen prominent American Jews from
various circles in the community publicly greeted the statement of PLO spokesman
Bassam Abu Sharif, which they characterized as 'the clearest statement thus far,
by any Palestinian official, of a readiness to negotiate peace between Israel
and the Palestinians'
"The PLO Peace Offensive and the Jewish
'Volunteers.'" The Forward, August 26, p. 9, 27
Tunis the lights are burning till midnight in the PLO chancelleries where the
strategy of war and peace with Israel is being planned'
Victim of Stalin's Heirs." The Forward, September 9, p. 9, 33
'In the ongoing confrontation between Mikhail Gorbachev, the architect of
'Perestroika,' and Yegor Ligachev, the number two bureaucrat in the Soviet
apparatus, who accuses the General Secretary of denying Stalin's 'historic
achievements,' Soviet public opinion was suddenly reminded of a similar conflict
that raged behind the Kremlin walls in the early 1960s between Nikita Khrushchev
and Stalin's heirs, headed by Leonid Brezhnev...'
Finally Learn the Truth About the 'Doctors Plot.'" The
Forward, September 16, p. 11, 30
'There has been a change in the
grey, frozen face of the Soviet mass circulation press which for 50 years has
chewed the same stale cud fed to it by Stalin and his heirs'
"Children of Accused in 'Doctors Plot' Give
Evidence." The Forward, September 23, p. 7, 28
almost twenty people accused by Stalin in the infamous 'Doctors Plot,' only one,
Prof. V.K. Vasilenko, the oldest of the group, a 'Hero of Socialist Labor' and a
medical academician, died recently at the age of ninety'
the anti-Stalinist Crusade in the USSR Succeed?" The
Forward, September 30, p. 7, 26
'From Moscow come signals that the
machinery of Gorbachev's bloodless revolution has stalled'
"Manes Sperber: Chronicler of a Tragic
Era." Midstream, October, p. 41-4
'When Manes Sperber
died on February 5, 1984 at the age of 79, the literary world lost not only an
outstanding novelist and a superb essayist but also an uncompromising fighter
against the lies of the Communist ideology which he himself had for years
preached among the intellectual elite of Western Europe....'
"Crisis in Gorbachev's Bloodless Revolution." The
Forward, November 18, p. 7, 18
'The scope of the bold reform
proposals that one sees in the pages of Soviet magazines these days,
particularly in Ogonyok, is truly remarkable'
"I Was in
Taba." The Forward, November 25, p. 11, 32
there was 'jubilation and rejoicing.' At the beginning of October, as the tiny
Jewish community in Cairo-a few score older people-was preparing for Smicha
Tora, Egyptian radio and television were blaring out the latest news about 'the
peaceful Egyptian victory over Israel.' Newspaper headlines screamed, 'Taba in
Egyptian Hands Again!'
"The Price of Peace With
Egypt." The Forward, December 2, p. 9, 28
Israel's gateway to the African continent and the Far East, I heard local Jews,
in a tone of deep despair, express their conviction that Israel had lost the
Taba controversy with Egypt and that the blame for this defeat lies with both
sides of the divided government of national unity.'
Wrestles With the 'Stalin-Dybbuk.'" The Forward, December 9,
p. 3, 13
'The overwhelming majority of the Russian people, who cannot rid
themselves of the Stalin 'dybbuk,' is searching for an answer to the gnawing
question: how it was possible for that bloody tyrant, with his frequent attacks
of schizophrenia and paranoia, this Georgian peasant' son who has studied for
the priesthood-how was it possible for him to have stood at the head of the
dictatorial Communist empire for 30 years and sent millions of innocent people
to their death'
"The Jewish Outcry Against
Genocide." The Forward, December 16, p. 15, 22
'It is a
painful fact that the law against genocide which was adopted by the U.N. in 1948
was not ratified by the U.S. Senate and signed by President Reagan until forty
"Before Kristallnacht There Was Deportation to
Zbonszyn." The Forward, December 23, p. 15-6
50th anniversary of the Nazis' November pogrom, known as
Kristallnacht, was commemorated this year in both Germanys as well as in Jewish
communities throughout the world'
"The 'Jewish Peace Lobby' in
Washington." The Forward, August 25, p. 19, 23
these days of Israel's difficult struggles not only with the Palestinians in the
territories and with the PLO in Tunis, but also with the crazed Shiites of the
"Party of God" in Lebanon, a new pro-Palestinian organization has surfaced on
the political scene in Washington under the camouflaged name of "Jewish Peace
"In Poland They Are Avoiding the Word
'Jew.'" The Forward, December 15, p. 9, 10, 20
than in the other countries of the shaky Communist empire, passionate debates
are now going on in Poland over methods to hoist the stagnant economy out of the
swamp into which the Party bureaucrats, with their mechanical, centralized
system, have led the country'
"A Great Light Has Been
Extinguished." The Forward, January 26, p. 9, 21
the last hours of his stormy life and his many years of lonely struggle against
the evils of the Soviet regime, the renowned atomic scientist and Nobel laureate
Andrei D. Sakharov, speaking to the Supreme Soviet in Moscow before the eyes of
almost the entire world, had his first confrontation with the beleagured Soviet
reformer Mikhail Gorbachev, who had freed Sakharov from 'internal exile.'
"Adam Michnik, Visionary of the Bloodless Polish
Revolution." The Forward, February 23, p. 7
side of the peasant-son Lech Walesa who, in the stormy decade just passed,
emerged as the national hero of 'a democratic Poland on-the-way,' stands Adam
Michnik, son of sorely tried Polish-Jewish Communist activists in pre-war
Poland, was the youngest, most influential rebel under the repressive Gomulka
regime which, in the late 1950s, was firm in the saddle'