Kathi Diamant brings to light the amazing woman who captures
Kafka's heart and kept his literary flame alive for decades. It was
Dora Diamant, an independent spirit who fled her Polish Hasidic
family to pursue her Zionist dreams, who persuaded Kafka to leave
his parents and live with her in Berlin the year before he died.
Although many credit (or blame) her for burning many of his papers,
as he had requested, she also held on to many others - papers that
the Gestapo confiscated and that have yet to be recovered. Dora's
life after Kafka- from her days as a struggling agitprop actress in
Berlin to her sojourn in Moscow in the 1930s, from her wartime
escape to Great Britain, to her first emotional visit to the new
nation of Israel - offers a prism through which we can view the
cultural and political history of twentieth-century Europe.