Daniel Stein: Interpreter

Ludmila Ulitskaya, Brian Klug

26/02/2012 9:45 am

Ludmila Ulitskaya came from Russia to talk about her extraordinary novel, Daniel Stein, Interpreter. Based on the real life story of Oswald Rufeisen who miraculously survived the Holocaust by working in the Gestapo as an interpreter and went on to become a Carmelite monk in Israel trying to bring Christianity back to its Jewish roots. She discussed with philosopher Brian Klug the character of Daniel as symbol of love, humanity and tolerance.

Ludmila Ulitskaya

Ludmila Ulitskaya was born in the Urals. Having worked in genetics and biochemistry, shortly before perestroika, she became Repertory Director of the Hebrew Theatre of Moscow. She is the author of fourteen works of fiction, three children’s books and six plays. She is Russia’s bestselling novelist.

Brian Klug

Brian Klug is Senior Research Fellow & Tutor in Philosophy at St. Benet\'s Hall, Oxford and a member of the philosophy faculty at Oxford University. He is also an honorary fellow of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton and fellow of the College, Saint Xavier University, Chicago.