1) What inspired you to write your book?
When I started the guiding course at the Sydney Jewish Museum I was encouraged to tell my story. Many survivors were writing theirs. I started by writing just a few pages.
I wanted to explain to my children why I was different.
It has been more than 20 years, since my A’ levels, that I have been to anything approaching a literary
talk – so I was a bit nervous when I sat down to listen to the vivacious Pam Fox talk on literary Golders Green last week at Hampstead Garden Suburb
The Spiro Ark is regularly treating its followers to films carefully chosen with historical introductions , and with fascinating observations following the screenings to an extremely interesting and versatile audience.
Going to see a film with subtitles can be a bit daunting – you feel you have to be 100%
Palestinian Authorities may seek to claim as their own the archaeological site of Qumran and its Dead Sea Scrolls, the Simon Wiesenthal Center has warned.
The scrolls, discovered in the Qumran caves in the mid 20th century, date from biblical times and comprise from hand-written manuscripts of great historical and
In case you have not heard of Raoul Wallenberg before here is some interesting information about this amazing man:
After the occupation of Hungary on March 19, 1944, the Swedish delegation launched a rescue operation to save Jews from being deported to the death camps. The newly created American War
Standing room only was the order of the day – or, rather, the evening – at Norrice Lea Synagogue last Thursday, at the launch of Martin Sugarman’s latest, ground-breaking book, Jews in the Merchant Navy in the Second World War – Last Voices, published by Vallentine Mitchell. The book, like
We were both proud and delighted to host the official launch of Lyn Julius’s Uprooted on 24th January 2018, at HGSS. For many of you, Lyn will need no introduction, but, for anyone who is unfamiliar with her pioneering work, Lyn is the director of Harif (Association of Jews from Middle […]
Many of you will remember the hugely successful London launch of the English language translation of Gigory Kanovich’s Shtetl Love Song, back in December. The evening included a musical soiree, comprising of Yiddish folk songs, performed by musicians Steven Leas, Ilan Lazarus, Yoav Oved and Stefan and Arjan Byron, as […]
Many of you showed a keen interest in our Egyptian Heritage event on Wednesday 17th January. The context: In 2017, the Egyptian government addressed many Jewish Heritage issues positively. While obstacles still remain and sensitivity on the issue still runs high, a new proactive preservation approach has emerged affecting synagogues, […]