Daniel Finkelstein and Book Jacket

Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad: Daniel Finkelstein talks to Simon Mayo

Saturday 18 May 2024
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Guildhall
£13/£8 (excl. booking fees)
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Journalist, author and political commentator Daniel Finkelstein joins bestselling author and broadcaster Simon Mayo to discuss his moving account of his parents’ remarkable experiences during the Second World War.

Finkelstein’s mother, Mirjam, a school friend of Anne Frank’s in Amsterdam, was rounded up aged 10 and sent to Bergen-Belsen with her mother and sisters. His father Ludwik was deported – also aged 10 – from  Poland to Siberia and endured the horrors of the Soviet Gulag. Finkelstein’s account is a deeply moving story of persecution, resistance and miraculous survival, told with the almost unimaginable bravery of two ordinary families shining through.

‘Epic, moving and important’ – Robert Harris

Daniel Finkelstein is a British journalist and opinion writer. A former executive editor of The Times, he continues to write for the paper. He has been Political Columnist of the Year four times and recently joined the board of Chelsea Football Club. He was appointed to the House of Lords in 2013.