In Search of Lost Time:
Europe Before the Holocaust
“If ink on paper can reassemble a world …” —Rachel Kadish
The Jewish world of pre-war Europe was almost destroyed. If we hold up a lantern to that darkness, what can we discover about what was lost, what survived and what could have been? In Search of Lost Time illuminates the efforts to recover and remember that world. Menachem Kaiser sifts through recent discoveries of hidden troves of documents and artefacts, and examines their extraordinary lineage and the battle to preserve them. Eva Hoffman unearths the remarkable life and work of a forgotten Polish poet, and Rachel Kadish traces the story of the intriguing figure and the hotel that played pivotal roles in her family’s past. Also included is a feature on the Jews of Provence by Benjamin Ramm , probing reviews by Benjamin Balint and Tali Lavi, and more.