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Reviewed: 'Where to and Back,' a Film Trilogy

Critic John Powers reviews Where to and Back, a newly released DVD trilogy from the late Austrian director Axel Corti. Written by Georg Stefan Troller, the films are loosely based on Toller's life as a Viennese Jew who took refuge in the United States as a teenager and then returned to Europe as an American soldier during World War II.


'The Lost,' A Holocaust Story

In The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, author Daniel Mendelsohn unearths and reconstructs the lives of six people in his family who died in the Holocaust. Maureen Corrigan has a book review.


The "Definitive Edition" of Anne Frank's Diary

Fresh Air commentator Maureen Corrigan reviews The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition by Anne Frank. The book is a newly expanded edition of the famous text which Anne's father Otto Frank, the only survivor, published.


A Flawless, Devastating Book.

Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews "The Bride Price," by Grete Weil. The book is half autobiography, and half biblical story. (published by David Godine)


A Short, Brilliant Novel.

Book critic John Leonard reviews Martin Amis' new novel, "Time's Arrow." It's the story of a former Nazi doctor who looks back on the horror he committed during the Holocaust.

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