A very frail bridge between Polish and Hebrew cultures
Israeli Boris Gerus translates great Polish works into Hebrew, but a crippling disease prevents him from leaving his Warsaw apartment.
The ceremony staged last week at Poland’s embassy in Israel was a sad one. A table stacked with the season’s fruit, pastry, wine and champagne stood in the elegant guest room. A dozen or so guests sat on red-upholstered wooden chairs − relatives and friends of Boris Gerus, the ceremony’s tragic hero.
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