Eva Hoffman’s books include Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews, Exit into History, and The Secret, a novel. (October 2007)

Warsaw Underground

The name of Andrzej Stasiuk is unlikely to be known to most American readers, but in his native Poland, he is something of a literary celebrity. His work is widely read, critically praised, and regularly awarded prizes. To many of his contemporaries, he seems to embody a distinctively Polish style …

The Uses of Hell

More than fifty years after it took place, the Holocaust seems to have a larger presence than ever in American life. News stories about long-delayed discoveries of Nazi crimes and lawsuits brought by victims and survivors are reported on the front pages of the daily papers. In several states, the …