As the next in our series on Holocaust literature, join me in reading (or rereading) Mila 18 by Leon Uris, one of the bestselling books of the 20th century. First published in 1961, Mila 18 has been translated into over 50 languages. Uris’ considerable skills as a novelist illuminate the horror, the fear, but even at times the glory, found in the Warsaw Ghetto. As the New York Times wrote upon publication, “Not only authentic as history…it is convincing as fiction…the story of a sacrifice that had real meaning and will forever be remembered.” Our book group discussion will explore this celebrated use of fiction to teach history; we’ll also no doubt consider how – over half a century later – this classic holds up.
Join our TBA Book Group discussion on Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 PM! The Temple has copies. To borrow one, call (973.994.2290, x211) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) my assistant, Debbie Meron. You can also, of course buy it online or in bookstores, or borrow it from the library.