The Curious Friendship Between S. Y. Agnon and a Future Nazi Criminal

A photo from the National Library sheds lights on the friendship between the late Nobel laureate and a German couple, who were swept up by Jerusalem's charms, converted to Islam and then returned to Nazi Germany.

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The era of the Weimar Republic gave rise to many fascinating encounters between Jews and Germans, which just a few years later would seem to have taken place in some imaginary universe. One of the more curious...