The Ghosts of Berdychiv
Fifteenth-century Berdychiv, the birthplace of Soviet-era writer Vassily Grossman, was a prominent Russian Jewish city that once riveled Black Sea Odessa in commercial reach and spiritual importance. But a World War II Nazi slaughter decimated its Jewish population, overturning a noble legacy and pushing it into Soviet grey. . Now a Ukrainian city, it struggles to reclaim its past.
- Wednesday, 26 June 2013