Keiron Pim

Keiron Pim is the author of Endless Flight, a Life of Joseph Roth.

Diary: In Mostyska

Keiron Pim, 22 February 2024

In spring​ 2019 I stood in a meadow outside the small Ukrainian town of Mostyska, squinting at a transliteration of the Mourner’s Kaddish on my phone. A local farmer had directed my guide towards a couple of stubs of rock, the only remnants of dozens of gravestones that had long ago been removed for use as building materials. Brown hens pecked at the grass. It was impossible to tell...

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