|The Information And Analytical Edition
Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
In Brief ...
"Sandler is in Moscow!" - I was told in autumn of 1995. I didn't believe that. I thought it was a joke. For my acquaintances and me he was a mythic and mysterious figure. In early 90s we didn't know where this man could reside, we even were not sure whether he was alive at all (some people referred to their relatives in Israel who had been with him in the dissident underground organization, others assured that Sandler had disappeared in 1937 and only recently his manuscripts had been discovered; some tried to prove Sandler was a pseudonym of a collective of linguists from Birobijan). The only real thing among all those rumors was a small green book - a self-tuition manual by Sandler. This manual, published in the late 80s, was purely Soviet in content and imperceptibly anti-Soviet in spirit. Many of my friends knew its whole pages by heart...
Leonid Gomberg published a collection of historical short stories "From Eden to Babylon" with the subtitle "Walks of a literary man along the roads of the mythological history of the Jewish civilization".