Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

(Remember, my name is Nahum Grzywacz,” enjoins one of the authors at the end of his testament, emphasizing this final line.)

Source: Jessica Lang’s “Measure for Measure: Narrative and Numbers in Holocaust Textual Memorials,” a chapter in Third-Generation Holocaust Narratives: Memory in Memoir and Fiction (edited by Victoria Aarons); the sentence ends with a footnote citing material from the Ringelblum Archive as described in Samuel Kassow’s Who Will Write Our History? Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto.

2 thoughts on “Sunday Sentence

  1. Kate Thompson says:

    “This sentence I’m reading is terrific.”
    Holden Caulfield tells Ackley after being interrupted too many times while reading his book.
    (Was reminded of this in Catcher in the Rye when reading about Sunday Sentence idea. It’s one of my favorite sentences in the book!) He was sarcastic where your /Abrams’ idea is a tribute. Thanks for mentioning it. I’ll check it out.

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