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Jewish Book Week – Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg

Monday 23 Oct 2017 at 7.30 pm

My Dear Ones: One Family and the Final Solution

Menorah, in association with Yeshurun, is delighted to be welcoming Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism UK. A leading writer and thinker on Judaism, he will be speaking about his latest book.

Growing up in the safety of Britain, Jonathan Wittenberg was deeply aware of his legacy as the child of refugees from Nazi Germany. Yet, like so many others, there is much he failed to ask while those who could have answered his questions were still alive.
After the death of a family relative, Jonathan discovers an old suitcase among her belongings that contains a bundle of wartime letters left untouched for decades. These long-forgotten letters eventually draw him into a profound quest to uncover the painful details of his family history. My Dear Ones is a moving story of human tenacity, faith and a race for survival in the face of unspeakable horror and cruelty perpetrated by the Nazi regime against the Jewish people.

We look forward to seeing you at Menorah for what promises to be a deeply moving event.