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Nir Arielli

Contributors

Nir Arielli is Lecturer in International History and Politics at the University of Leeds and his previous books include Fascist Italy and the Middle East: 1933-40.

Leah Trachtman-Palchan was his Great Aunt.

 

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2016

Between Tel Aviv and Moscow: A Life of Dissent and Exile

Nir Arielli and Anastasia Belina-Johnson discuss the fascinating life of Leah Trachtman-Palchan.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Leah Trachtman-Palchan’s migration from Eastern Europe to Palestine in 1921 proved problematic in the very least. Her association with the Communist movement in Palestine led to her deportation by the British to the Soviet Union for 30 years, throwing her into the path of some of the most pivotal events of the 20th-century. Her great-nephew, historian Nir Arielli, presents her story with musicologist Anastasia Belina-Johnson.. 

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Video

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