Author: Tim OFlaherty and Tomasz Kitlinksi

Tim O’Flaherty is a member of A Stillwater Satellite. Tomasz Kitlinski is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Sociology, Marie Curie University, Lublin.

Lublin isn’t the sort of place that frequents as a setting for Hollywood films. The introduction to Joel and Ethan Coen’s A Serious Man breaks with convention. Once home to a large Jewish community, the impoverished Polish city serves as a backdrop for the appearance of a gothic dybbuk,¬†foreshadowing the Nazi genocide, that would empty the town of its Jews. (More…)