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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, March 12

Jewish Book Week 1995

Sunday 12 March was the final day of Jewish Book Week 1995. The main festival ran from 5 to 12 March at London's Royal National Hotel. More than 25 challenging and entertaining speakers took part in 11 sessions, presenting arguments and many different points of view.

For the full list of the festival's events see below.
5 March 
  • Denying the Holocaust  the growth assault on truth and memory by Deborah Lipstadt chaired by Martin Gilbert
6 March 
  • Have I Got a Story For You  the role of the Jewish journalist today by Matthew Kalman, Elena Lappin, Melanie Phillips, Ned Temko chaired by Andrew Franklin
  • 50 Years On: writing about the war by Gerald Jacobs, Madeleine Bunting, Tony Kushner chaired by Dr David Cesarani
7 March 
  • David Grossman in Conversation with Melvyn Bragg by David Grossman in conversation with Melvyn Bragg, introduction by Dr. Risa Domb 
  • Recent Research & Trends in Holocaust Studies by Dr David Bankier chaired by Dr John Klier
  • Lunchtime Recital by Hagai Sigalov 
8 March 
  • Women of Worth? 0 the image of Jewish women in English fiction by Brian Cheyette, Julia Pascal, Bernice Rubens chaired by Rabbi Julia Neuberger & readings by Eleanor Bron
  • Writing Out The Holocaust a problem for fiction by Alan Isler
9 March 
  • My Long Life as a Jewish Author by Joseph Heller chaired by Rt. Hon. Gerald Kaufman MP
12 March 
  • The Quest For Konin  seven years in my life as a shtetl detective by Theo Richmond chaired by David Freeman
  • The First Novel by Shelley Weiner


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