An ordinary mother’s letters and poems

Posted on January 20, 2017

Dancing on a Powder Keg: The Intimate Voice of a Young Mother and Author, Her Letters Composed in the Lengthening Shadow of Hitler’s Third Reich; Her Poems from the Theresienstadt Ghetto,” by Ilse Weber (translated from German by Michal Schwartz). Bunim & Bannigan. 340 pages. $34.95 It is unlikely that you have ever heard of Ilse Weber. But once you know her story, her name will be seared into your heart.

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