Escape from forbidden life: A conversation with Anouk Markovits
Author of a novel about a Satmar family that is torn apart from within and without
Anouk Markovits grew up in France in the 1960s in a family of Satmar Hasidim, the ultra-Orthodox sect known today for its fierce piety and its ongoing opposition to Zionism. At age 19, she was sent by her family to New York, as part of an arranged match with a young Satmar man she had never met.
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