Michael Berkowitz , Philip Kerr
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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Michael Berkowitz is Professor of Modern Jewish History at University College London and editor of Jewish Historical Studies: Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England. His earlier books include Western Jewry and the Zionist Project 1914-1933 and Zionist Culture and West European Jewry before the First World WarPhilip Kerr
Philip Kerr published his first book, March Violets in 1989, and has written for a number of newspapers. Most recently he was the film critic of the New Statesman. He is the creator of the disillusioned former cop turned private investigator Bernie Gunther in Nazi and post-war Germany. He is the author of more than twenty books and novels including a series of novels for children.Joanna Newman
Joanna Newman is Head of Higher Education at the British Library.