This Day in Jewish History / Novelist who taught Israelis about the Holocaust
Katzektnik’s ‘House of Dolls’ described the division of block 24 at Auschwitz, where, according to the author, Jewish sex slaves serviced SS men
On May 16, 1919, Yehiel Dinur, better known to the world by his literary pseudonym, “Katzetnik,” was born, in Sosnowiec, Poland. Dinur, a survivor of Auschwitz who immigrated to pre-state Palestine, went on to write a number of novels that in the state’s early decades served as a vehicle for tens of thousands of schoolchildren to learn about the...
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