The Archaeology of Anglo-Jewry in England and Wales 1656-1880

By Geoffrey Alderman, December 18, 2014

By Kenneth Marks
Archaeopress, £35

What physical evidence is there of Jewish life in England between the Cromwellian resettlement and the eve of the great migration of Jews into the country from Eastern Europe after 1881?


Creating the stereotyped root of evil

By Sara Lipton, December 11, 2014

The canard of the money-loving Jew, raised most recently by the owner of Wigan Athletic football club, is, of course, a centuries-old prejudice. It also has a familiar face.


Interview: Jeremy Robson

By Sandy Rashty, December 11, 2014

Jeremy Robson has published headline-grabbing celebrities-turned-authors, from Muhammad Ali to Joan Collins and Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Elie Wiesel.

He remembers driving Ali around the UK on a promotional book tour from Oxford to Brixton, describing the Muslim-convert as a man on the look-out for religious debate.


Review: The Land Agent

By Clive Sinclair, December 11, 2014

By J David Simons
Saraband, £16.99

Lev Gottleib is an unusually passive hero, whose life is guided by chance and the passions of others. We first meet him in 1919, when he is the teenage citizen of a generic Poland. Not for long. His whorish stepmother - having taught him to type on a lovingly rendered Kanzler 1B - soon persuades his father to sail for America.


A Brief Stop on the Road to Auschwitz

By Robert Low, December 11, 2014

By Göran Rosenberg

Granta, £16.99

David Rosenberg's brief stop on his road from Auschwitz was the small seaside town of Södertälje, 30 kilometres south of Stockholm, where he pitched up in 1947. He had arrived in Sweden in 1945, in his early twenties, one of 10,000 refugees taken in by the Swedish government immediately after the war.


Review: The Things We Don't Do

By David Herman, December 4, 2014

By Andrés Neuman (Trans: Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia)
Pushkin Press, £8.99

The son of Argentine émigré musicians, Andrés Neuman was born in Buenos Aires but now lives in Spain. He has written five novels, four books of short stories and this is his third book to be translated.


1946: The Making of the Modern World

By Daniel Snowman, December 4, 2014

By Victor Sebestyen

Macmillan, £25

Victor Sebestyen is a Hungarian-born journalist, a former foreign editor and leader writer for London's Evening Standard.


Can Nazis ever be funny?

By Saul Wordsworth, November 27, 2014

Three years ago on an especially wet afternoon in Norfolk I was sat around with two cousins. We were laughing and joking about occupations that were going out of fashion. Someone mentioned Nazi hunting and a light went on in my brain. I may even have raised a finger as if to say, "watch this space".


Émigres: The transformation of Art Publishing in Britain

By Monica Bohm-Duchen, November 27, 2014

By Anna Nyburg

Phaidon, £39.95

Few people would now dispute the extraordinary contribution made to British cultural and intellectual life by (in Daniel Snowman's memorable phrase) the "Hitler Émigrés".


A perfectly harmonious Hebrew

By Norman Lebrecht, November 27, 2014

Leonard Bernstein: An American Musician
By Allen Shawn
Yale University Press, £18.99

The Leonard Bernstein Letters
Nigel Simeone (Ed)
Yale University Press, £14.99