Isaac Rosenberg statue planned

September 10, 2012

British Jewry’s greatest poet, Isaac Rosenberg, looks set to get the recognition he deserves with plans to erect a statue in central London.

Famed for his First World War poems such as “Break of Day in the Trenches”, Rosenberg enlisted in the British army in 1915 and was killed in April 1918 aged 27. The Jewish East End Celebration Society says the statue would be only the second in the UK of a Jewish literary figure after Benjamin Disraeli. It would be sited near Birkbeck College, where Rosenberg took evening classes in art

Last updated: 10:55am, September 10 2012