My Father, the Holocaust Scholar; the Man Whose Message Israelis Wouldn't Hear

After refusing to publish it 50 years ago, Yad Vashem has brought out a Hebrew translation of historian Raul Hilberg's ground-breaking study, 'The destruction of European Jewry.'

A few days ago, while looking for images, photographs that might possibly accompany these words, I came across a first draft of an essay or book chapter that my father had written and shared with the family. The essay was about the limitations of the historian, but what stood out to me at this particular time was the sentence: "Almost inevitably the researcher will transverse three phases. During the first...