by Helene Sinnreich

“…And We Eat Like on Yom Kippur”

Women, Food and the Struggle for Survival in the Lodz Ghetto

Reports from Darfur and Niger this season record horrific images of death and destruction, including photographs of the slow agony of human wasting that predicts imminent death. Within weeks of being cut off from food, people begin to die of starvation -no other killing necessary—-yet this slow pause before the death tolls rise often garners less attention that the dramatic destruction of human lives by bloodier means.

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