Gordon Haber

Writer, editor, mediocre guitarist

Tag: Poland

His Grandmother Had Nothing to Leave Him. Except Her Memory.

Click to purchase! My new short story, His Grandmother’s Memory, is now available as an Amazon Kindle single. Here’s a teaser: “Listen to this,” the rabbi said.“‘Ibbur is the most positive form of possession, when a righteous soul decides to occupy a living person’s body for a time. The departed soul wishes to complete an […]

This Way to the Gas Chambers, Ladies and Gentlemen (Auschwitz 2003)

An excerpt from my unpublished travelogue about Poland, in honor of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. As the bus left the station, my breakfast was trembling in my belly. I hadn’t slept much, maybe four hours. It was going to be a bad day, clouded by fatigue and dyspeptic twinges. Then I […]

“The Past Is Never Dead. It’s Not Even Past.”

  Recently I read that the cathedral in Sandomierz, Poland, has re-unveiled a famous 17th century painting of Jews exsanguinating Christian babies. The news prompted me to take another look at the notes from my own trip to Poland on a Fulbright fellowship and write about it for the Forward. I was shocked by the […]


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