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David Cesarani

Contributors

David Cesarani’s books include Arthur Koestler (1999) and The Jews and the Left / The Left and the Jews (2004).

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2009

Sunday, 1 March 2009

David Cesarani discussed his groundbreaking new book about the brutal murder of Jewish activist Alexander Rubowitz in Palestine in May 1947.

Reading like a heady mix of true crime and polemical narrative history, Major Farran's Hat investigates a shady murder mystery of violence, cover ups and expediency that throws light on Britain's legacy in the Middle East - a cautionary tale with remarkable and troubling resonance for us all.

A fascinating exploration of Jewish terrorism and Britain’s last efforts to retain Palestine, based on recently released sources.

2008

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Dealing with Satan, Rezso’s Kasztner’s Daring Rescue Mission is the story of Reszo Kasztner, the man responsible for saving Ladislaus Lob and 1670 Jewish men, women and children from Bergen-Belsen. Combining history with memoir and a remarkably honest analysis of morality and survival, Ladislaus Lob examines the life and actions of a man of extraordinary contradictions. A highly controversial figure, regarded by some as a traitor and by many others as a hero, Kasztner was eventually murdered by an extremist Jewish gang in Israel.

2005

Thursday, 10 March 2005

David Cesarani’s Eichmann: His Life and Crimes (2004) is the first account of Eichmann’s life since the aftermath of his dramatic capture and trial by the Israelis. He describes how Eichmann embraced extermination as a career move and how a normal man became “rotten from the inside out”.

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Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.