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Benjamin Nathans

Benjamin Nathans is Ronald S. Lauder Endowed Term Associate Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the editor of the forthcoming English translation of the memoirs of Simon Dubnow, The Book of Life. 

Questioning in the Darkness

Questioning in the Darkness

Benjamin Nathans

A century ago, S. Ansky (Shloyme-Zanvl Rappoport) assembled thousands of questions for a survey directed at shtetl residents in the Russian Empire's Pale of Settlement. A new book examines this fascinating survey.