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

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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...