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When Night Fell: An Anthology of Holocaust Short Stories
by Linda Raphael and Marc Raphael
Rutgers University Press, 1999
Cloth: 978-0-8135-2662-1 | Paper: 978-0-8135-2663-8
Library of Congress Classification PN6071.H713W54 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 808.3108358


Both survivors of the Holocaust and those who were not there agree that it is impossible to tell what happened as the Nazi Final Solution was put into effect. No writing can adequately imagine the concentration camps, ghettos, and death camps. And that is precisely why writers must tell-and retell-what happened there.

In When Night Fell: An Anthology of Holocaust Short Stories, Linda Schermer Raphael and Marc Lee Raphael have collected twenty-six short stories that tell of the human toll of the Holocaust on those who survived its horrors, as well as later generations touched by its memory. The stories are framed by discussion of the current debate about who owns the Holocaust and who is entitled to speak about it.

Some of the stories included here are by internationally acclaimed authors. Others may be new to many readers. When Night Fell is a fitting memorial to this genocidal horror, putting eloquent voice to human endurance that is-almost-beyond words.

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