Learning From a Pro

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #11

She was the first journalist in my family. At least in the twentieth century.

Roman salute from the grave. Mirafiori, Torino.

The last Hebrew-language announcer for the BBC, Hanush, as we called her (née Hannah) was better known to us as a translator.

Not just any, but the translator for Israel’s first respected military correspondent, Ze’ev Schiff (1932-2007), into English.

The late Ha’aretz journalist helped define the role for generations of reporters.

If I could, I’d give Hanush’s translations some of that credit, at least for Anglo correspondents.

Continue reading in this week’s newsletter.

Photograph courtesy of Joel Schalit. All rights reserved.