The Jewish World: the Remembered and Forgotten

Daniel J. Walkowitz

Chair: Rebecca Taylor

03/03/2019 8:00 pm
Kings Place, St Pancras

Heritage tourism has boomed in the last half century, especially in older industrial cities such as Kiev, Berlin, Bucharest, Krakow, London and New York. Jews, often rediscovering their family’s traumatic pasts marked by the Holocaust, have become a vital component of this burgeoning heritage industry. Daniel Walkowitz invites readers to join him on his travels. Part family saga and part tour guide, this is a deeply personal analysis of Jewish history as told in public history – museums, heritage sites, memorials – that illustrate what is being remembered, what memorialised, what forgotten, and what ignored.

Book this event with Kabbalah Revealed: Through History and Fiction on Sunday 3 March at 18:30 to received a 20% double bill discount.


Daniel J. Walkowitz

Daniel J. Walkowitz is emeritus professor of history and of social and cultural analysis at New York University.  An influential labour and urban historian, his many books include City Folk: English Country Dance and The Politics of the Folk in America.

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor is the editor of JR. She has been a journalist for 25 years, starting her career on the domestic news desk of The Japan Times newspaper in Tokyo and then returning to the UK where she worked at the Guardian for several years. She was the news editor at Time Out London for ten years where she interviewed everyone from Boris Johnson to Zadie Smith. She joined JR in 2015. Her work has appeared in several anthologies and she is the co-editor of Age of Confidence: The New Jewish Culture Wave, The History Press, 2021.