June 1, 1987 by

Spring 1987/5747

In this issue: Holocaust survivor, filmmaker Mira Hamermesh (“Maids and Madams”), on how racism and sexism meet in apartheid South Africa. Aviva Cantor interviews Vitke Kempner, the woman who carried out the first known act of Jewish sabotage against the Nazis. Can we laugh at Joan Rivers, misogynist comic? Two Jewish comics use humor to fight stereotypes. Lilith’s appeal to free Ida Nudel.