23 January 2012
After the Holocaust: Challenging the Myth of Silence Edited by David Cesarani and Eric J SundquistRoutledge, 228pp, £26...
22 August 2011
The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremberg Lyndsey StonebridgeEdinburgh University Press, 192pp, £65Forty years...
02 June 2011
Political Journeys: the openDemocracy Essays Fred HallidaySaqi Books, 350pp, £14.99When I first met the late Fred...
20 April 2011
In 2000, Norton brought out an outstanding anthology of Jewish-American literature. Over 1,200 pages, it covered the...
03 March 2011
There was never one single Schindler's list and the real Itzhak Stern bore little resemblance to the character in...
03 December 2010
If you have read Lucian Robinson's post, "When historians fall out", about Richard Evans' onslaught on...
30 November 2010
When the Soviet Union invaded east Poland in 1939, many Poles and Jews panicked and fled to the Nazi-occupied west....
04 November 2010
In his last story, "In Kislovodsk", Vasily Grossman wrote about how the central character's "fate had...
16 August 2010
Early in the Second World War, Cecil Day Lewis wrote a poem called "Where Are the War Poets?". That same year...
21 May 2010
In his autobiography, Jeremy Isaacs describes how he bumped into Tony Essex, one of the producers behind the 1964 BBC...
05 April 2010
In the early 1990s, Tony Judt was in his mid-forties, a fairly obscure British historian specialising in the history of...
19 November 2009
20 December 1999
Who forgets their first visit to the cinema? For J G Ballard it was Disney's Snow White. "That vicious queen took up...
13 December 1999
I spent most of the summer of 1989 visiting Jonathan Miller to discuss a television history of madness we were putting...
Women urinating on the street in the small hours: the mark of a Britain in crisis, or the ultimate bonding experience?