A Modern Joseph's Journey from Hijacker to Rabbi
Foreword by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich was born in the small Baltic state of Latvia after the Second World War, which was under Soviet occupation. Yosef received a Soviet education, far removed from his Jewish faith and...
Survival, Scars and Healing
Francine Lazarus survived WWII in Belgium hidden with strangers, isolated from her family, and moved from place to place. She witnessed murder and was often injured herself. With her father murdered in Auschwitz, her story continues post-war with the young Francine, neglected and abused by her...
My Life and Times
Malcolm has made such a significant contribution to so many areas for so long a time that this project is vital to ensure that his work is properly recorded and recognised. ... It is fair to say that there are small Jewish communities up and...
The Story of Lady Jakobovits
A child in war-torn Europe, Amelie Munk fled for her life with her mother, grandmother, and younger siblings on a packed train from Paris bound for the south of France. Eking out a tough daily existence, Amelie quickly matured into a young woman whose spirited...
The Life of Lt-Colonel Eliazar Margolin
An acclaimed figure in Israeli historiography, but little known in Australia, this book asks the question why. Margolin served in two armies in the First World War, the Australian and British, and was buried twice with full military honors, first in Australia, then Israel....
The Making of a Great Yorkshireman
The life of Arnold Ziff is the story of one of Yorkshire's most successful businessmen. He floated his property company at the height of the post-war property boom, making him a fortune. His triumphant takeover of Barratts provided the backbone for one of today's...
A Granddaughter’s Holocaust Quest
Haunted by her grandmother's Old World stories and larger-than-life persona, Andrea Simon undertook a spiritual search for her lost family. Her quest for truth gave tragic answers. Using newly translated archival records, she peeled back layers of clues to confront the mystery. This story...
A Jewish Refugee and the Novelist She Invented
Christoph Ribbat’s remarkable book is a creative biography and literary retrieval of Kathrine Talbot, née Ilse Gross ... It will make everyone who reads it reconsider what they believe they know about the lives of refugees, and rush to...
The Story of One of the Boys
This is not just the story of another Holocaust survivor. After all, very few survivors would, just a few years after liberation, become Olympic athletes. It is a story Michael Freedland tells after dozens of interviews with Ben himself, as well as with...