Dara Horn’s fierce and often hilarious new collection of essays gives hope and backbone to the living

People Love Dead Jews
by David Mikics
September 2, 2021

…Horn’s sarcasm is bracing, reminding us that the politics of Jewish memory often becomes an outrageous marketing of half-truths and outright lies…Horn begins People Love Dead Jews with a story from the Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam. One day a museum employee wore a yarmulke to work and was told to cover it with a baseball cap, since (a spokesperson later explained to the press) the Anne Frank House aimed at “neutrality.” “The museum finally relented after deliberating for four months,” Horn writes, “which seems like a rather long time for the Anne Frank House to ponder whether it was a good idea to force a Jew into hiding.” READ MORE

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