Invisible Walls

Hella Pick

24/05/2021 7:30 pm
on zoom, virtual event

We’re delighted to partner with this latest Jewish Renaissance Book Club. From arriving in the UK on the Kindertransport from Austria in 1939 to a 35-year Guardian career covering everything from the end of Empire in West Africa to JFK’s assasination, Hella Pick has has a unique life and career. Her memoir Invisible Walls: a Journalist in Search of Her Life covers personal heartache and struggles with her Jewish identity as well as unlikely encounters with Mikhail Gorbachev, Willy Brandt & Martin Luther King.

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Hella Pick


Hella Pick CBE was born in Vienna and came to the UK on a Kindertransport. She is a Graduate of the London School of Economics and has an honorary doctorate from Sussex University. She was awarded a CBE in 2000. Specialising in foreign affairs she was on the staff of the Guardian from 1961- 1997. Since then she has worked for Lord Weidenfeld’s Club of Three and later for his Institute of Strategic Dialogue. She served two terms on the Council of Chatham House. She is on the Advisory Board of the Sussex University Weidenfeld Institute of Jewish Studies. Hella is the author of  Simon Wiesenthal - A Life in Search of Justice, and of  Guilty Victim - Austria from the Holocaust to Haider, and is now completing her Memoirs.

Misha Glenny


Misha Glenny is a sought-after keynote speaker on cyber security and organised crime. A former Digital Security Journalist of the Year, Misha is an author and journalist with a rich background in cyber security, geopoliticscriminology and broadcasting.