During the more than half a century since his earliest appearances in print, Anthony Rudolf has published many works in prose and verse, and also translated books, mainly poetry, from the French and other languages. As a literary essayist, he has written on authors as diverse as Balzac, Byron, Borges, George Oppen and several essays on Primo Levi. He has also written on the work of visual artists, including Paula Rego, R.B. Kitaj and Charlotte Salomon. In addition, he is a reviewer and obituarist and has contributed to Radio Three, Radio Four and in English, French and Russian, the BBC World Service. Born in London in 1942, he still lives in the north-west of the city. His books include Jerzyk, a study of the diary of his second cousin, the youngest known suicide of the Holocaust.
Isaac Rosenberg – a Jewish poet, an English poet, a war poet, a painter-poet, a young poet, a great poet. Writers Elizabeth Cook and Anthony Rudolf explore his life and work considering what he might have achieved had he not been killed in the final months of World War One.
Perpetrators and their Victims
In Jerzyk, Anthony Rudolf recounts the tragic story of his cousin, the only child suicide recorded in the archives of Yad Vashem. In Kasztner’s Crime, Paul Bogdanor argues that Kasztner, forced into collaboration with Eichmann, sacrificed the lives of many to save a very few. The event’s moderator, Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, owes his own life to Kasztner’s intervention.
‘Anthony Rudolf has produced a small jewel of a book. He tells a compelling, tragic story that brings the ...