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Nakam: The Holocaust Survivors Who Sought Full-Scale Revenge

Author Dina Porat discusses the true story of a vigilante group of Holocaust survivors who conspired to kill six million Germans.

Author Dina Porat and AJU’s Michael Berenbaum discuss Porat’s new book, Nakam (Hebrew for “vengeance”) which tells the story of “the Avengers” (Nokmim), a group of young Holocaust survivors led by poet and resistance fighter Abba Kovner, who undertook a mission of revenge against Germany following the crimes of the Holocaust. Drawing on rich archival sources and in-depth interviews with the Avengers in their later years, Porat examines the formation of the group and the clash between the formative humanistic values held by its members and their unrealized plans for violent retribution.

Exclusive AJU Interview: Inside “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah”

Behind the scenes of the bat mitzvah book of the century, featuring author Fiona Rosenbloom.

Young adult author Carolyn Mackler, and Fiona Rosenbloom, the creative mind behind the beloved book You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah, explore Rosenbloom’s upbringing, the absence of her own bat mitzvah experience, her decision to use a pen name for her young adult books, updating the book for a 2023 audience, and so much more.