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Zachary Solomon

Zachary Solomon
Zachary Solomon is a Brooklyn-based writer and current Fiction MFA candidate at Brooklyn College. You can find him at zacharycsolomon.wordpress.com and on Twitter at @z_solomon.

Tonight! New Film Tells the Real Story Behind Hitchcock’s Holocaust Footage

January 26, 2015
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Night Will Fall

For the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, there can be no better commemoration than Night Will Fall, a new documentary airing tonight on HBO. Masterfully directed by Andre Singer, Night Will Fall is the story of a story. In 1945, the British Army Film Unit commissioned producer Sydney Bernstein…

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A Newly Discovered Story by a Great, Dead Yiddish Writer

January 23, 2015
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A Newly Discovered Story by a Great, Dead Yiddish Writer

Fans of Yiddish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer have reason to rejoice: this week, The New Yorker…

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The Holocaust Survivor of East Harlem

January 20, 2015
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The Holocaust Survivor of East Harlem

Like Peter O’Toole’s portrayal of Lawrence a few years before, Rod Steiger’s Sol Nazerman—an East…

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The French Abraham Lincoln

January 16, 2015
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The French Abraham Lincoln

Adolphe Crémieux wasn’t just good for France. He…

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The Oath of Many Humiliations

January 15, 2015
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The Oath of Many Humiliations

As all Jews know, there’s a vibrant and…

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The Only Kosher Butcher in Cuba

January 13, 2015
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The Only Kosher Butcher Shop in Cuba

For the kashrut-observant Cuban, there’s only one place…

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The First Jew Scalped for America

January 8, 2015
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The First Jew Scalped for America

Francis Salvador was a man of firsts. Salvador…

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Argentinian President Saves Jewish Boy from Becoming a Werewolf

January 7, 2015
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The Jewish Werewolf Who Never Was

Two weeks ago, Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de…

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When Maurice Sendak and Tony Kushner Staged a Holocaust Opera

January 5, 2015
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When Maurice Sendak and Tony Kushner Staged a Holocaust Opera

In 1938, Jewish Czech composer Hans Krása penned the…

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Ben Sira, The Prophet Who Wasn’t One

December 29, 2014
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The Book of the All-Virtuous Wisdom of Joshua Ben Sira

Believe it or not, the fact that the…

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Hitler in the Amazon

December 26, 2014
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Hitler in the Amazon

Hitler is alive and well, if not a…

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A Partisan Heroine for the Ages

December 19, 2014
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A Partisan Heroine for the Ages

Legendary, selfless, with a spirit inextinguishable, Vitka Kempner-Kovner…

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