Women Runs Jewish Bookstore in Munich

A successful Jewish bookstore is thriving in — of all places — Munich, West Germany. Operated by Rachel Salamander, a child of Holocaust survivors who was born in a displaced persons’ camp in Bavaria and grew up in Munich, the Literaturhandlung bookstore ranges from German translations of works by Arthur Miller and Susan Sontag, to books about the Middle East, the Holocaust, and recordings of Yiddish songs.

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