Festival 2019 Saturday 02 March - Sunday 10 March | Tickets now on sale

Philippe Sands

Philippe Sands QC is Professor of International Law at University College London and a barrister in Matrix Chambers. A broadcaster and frequent contributor to The Guardian, he is the author of several books, including Torture Team and Lawless World. He has recently made an acclaimed documentary,  A Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did, about the children of high-ranking Nazis.
The Rat Lines
International human rights lawyer Philippe Sands discusses his phenomenal BBC series, The Rat Lines, the story of the post-war Nazi escape route out of Europe. He focuses on the intriguing tale of Otto von Wächter, governor of Nazi occupied Krakow and Galicia, indicted for murder, but who escaped justice. Philippe is joined by Eli Rosenbaum, who leads the US government unit responsible for deporting Nazi war criminals, and Hugh Levinson, head of BBC Radio Current Affairs. Spo...
Jewish Voices
The grand finale of Jewish Book Week 2019, in partnership with World Jewish Relief, is a celebration of the power of words. A stellar line-up, featuring Henry Goodman, Nicholas Hytner, Jason Isaacs, Brian Leveson, Emily Maitlis, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Jay Rayner, Philippe Sands, Janet Suzman and Zoe Wanamaker, will read poems, letters and speeches, stretching from the beginnings of Jewish history, right up to the present day. Prepare to be piqued and provoked, dazzled and delighted. M...
Raoul Wallenberg: A Righteous Man
Ingrid Carlberg, winner of the prestigious August Prize for her seminal biography, Raoul Wallenberg, is joined by Philippe Sandsto explore the extraordinary life and unique contribution of this ‘Righteous Man’. As Sweden’s Special Envoy to Budapest in 1944, Wallenberg’s heroism and ingenuity at the height of the Holocaust saved countless lives while ultimately costing him his own. Henry Goodman read extracts from the biog...