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Michael Berkowitz

Contributors

Michael Berkowitz is Professor of Modern Jewish History in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London. He is the author of The Jewish Self-Image: American and British Perspectives, 1881–1939; Western Jewry and the Zionist Project, 1914–1933; and Zionist Culture and West European Jewry before the First World War; and he has coedited, most recently, Fighting Back? Jewish and Black Boxers in Britain.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2016

Jews and Photography in Britain

Michael Berkowitz and Francis Hodgson discuss the contribution that Jews have made to photography's history in the UK. 

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Michael Berkowitz has conducted the first-ever historical investigation of the vital contribution Jews have made to photography’s history. He discusses his findings with photography critic Francis Hodgson.

2008

Sunday, 24 February 2008

In his book, The Crime of My Very Existence, Michael Berkowitz investigates the myths and realities of “Jewish criminality”. Philip Kerr has given vivid depictions of German society in his dazzling Berlin Noir Trilogy. Together they discussed how these myths were used to feed antisemitism.

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Video

 
David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.