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Jewish twins in Interwar Poland

November 10th, 2021

A three-time winner of the Helen & Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards for her poetry, Isa Milman has written a memoir about her investigation into the lives of two Jewish sisters who grew up in interwar Poland, Afterlight: In Search of Poetry, History, and Home (Heritage House $24.95). The two women include Sabina, Milman’s mother, who survived the Holocaust, and her mother’s twin, Basia who did not. Milman describes her fear and fascination as she traversed modern day Poland and Ukraine, the lands of her ancestors looking for Basia’s vanished poems that she published at the age of fourteen. Milman also delves into the complexities of what cultures choose to remember and what they erase. 9781772033830

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