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A Modern Joseph's Journey from Hijacker to Rabbi
Foreword by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich was born in the small Baltic state of Latvia after the Second World War, which was under Soviet occupation. Yosef received a Soviet education, far removed from his Jewish faith and...
Survival, Scars and Healing
Francine Lazarus survived WWII in Belgium hidden with strangers, isolated from her family, and moved from place to place. She witnessed murder and was often injured herself. With her father murdered in Auschwitz, her story continues post-war with the young Francine, neglected and abused by her...
The Story of Lady Jakobovits
A child in war-torn Europe, Amelie Munk fled for her life with her mother, grandmother, and younger siblings on a packed train from Paris bound for the south of France. Eking out a tough daily existence, Amelie quickly matured into a young woman whose spirited...
The Life of Lt-Colonel Eliazar Margolin
An acclaimed figure in Israeli historiography, but little known in Australia, this book asks the question why. Margolin served in two armies in the First World War, the Australian and British, and was buried twice with full military honors, first in Australia, then Israel....
The Making of a Great Yorkshireman
The life of Arnold Ziff is the story of one of Yorkshire's most successful businessmen. He floated his property company at the height of the post-war property boom, making him a fortune. His triumphant takeover of Barratts provided the backbone for one of today's...
A Granddaughter’s Holocaust Quest
Haunted by her grandmother's Old World stories and larger-than-life persona, Andrea Simon undertook a spiritual search for her lost family. Her quest for truth gave tragic answers. Using newly translated archival records, she peeled back layers of clues to confront the mystery. This story...
The Story of One of the Boys
From Buchenwald to the Olympics, this is the incredible story of one of the Windermere children.
This is not just the story of another Holocaust survivor. After all, very few survivors would, just a few years after liberation, become Olympic athletes....
An Emotional History of Two Refugees
Foreword by Tony Kushner
Esther Saraga tells a touching and disturbing story of her parents’ emigration from Germany and their lives in Britain during and after the war. She questions whether ‘gratitude’ to Britain was the emotion most expected of them, and she...
From Immigrant Household to Cambridge Fellowship
Reif, Stefan C.
Awarded an OBE in the 2020 October Queen’s Honours List
Alternately gritty, funny, and deeply touching, but always honest and insightful, this is a revealing account of a life, with yet more to give, dedicated triumphantly to the highest standards of scholarly...