Was Kafka a Zionist?
Previously unknown writings of Franz Kafka have recently been discovered in Tel Aviv. The writings include a letter from Kafka’s lover to his close friend, Max Brod, and were found in his former secretary’s apartment. In the letter, his lover, Dora Diament, claimed that Kafka’s lifelong dream was to immigrate to Israel.
Scholarly opinion varies on the question of Kafka’s relationship to Zionism and Judaism, and these new archives will play a part in the continuing debate.
More on this story at The Jerusalem Post.