Robert Alter, 6 August 1992
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“... with the moral patterns of existence before the Holocaust, it could not have happened. Jiri Weil is the grimly persuasive chronicler of one set of such continuities. Weil (1900-1959), a Prague Jew, was a Communist in the Thirties, but after a sojourn in Moscow during the early years of the Stalinist ...”