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Jan 24 2012: Holocaust Memorial Day 2012, Vanished World

7pm, Tuesday 24th January 2012  |  Woolfson & Tay book shop, 12 Bermondsey Square, London SE1 3UN  |  Free  |  Bookings and more details here  |  Box Office 020 7407 9316

To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, Jake Wallis Simons will be reading from The English German Girl and talking about the Kindertransport. Also appearing will be Leslie Kleinman, survivor of Auschwitz, Dachau and the Death Marches; the sculptor and photographer Gitl Braun; and the poet Eve Grubin.

26 Feb 2012: Alison Pick and Jake Wallis Simons, Jewish Book Week 2012

2pm, Sunday 26th February 2012  |  Hall 2, King’s Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG  |  £9.50  |  Bookings and more details here  |  Box Office 020 7520 1490

Here are two remarkable new novels which take known themes and transport the reader intimately and powerfully into new territory. Alison Pick’s Far to Go strongly combines the shrewd hindsight of a contemporary academic with the narrative of the Czech Bauer family in 1938, reluctant to send six year old Pepik on the kindertransport to England. Rosa, The young traveller in The English German Girl by Jake Wallis Simons, is 15, and upon leaving Berlin is faced with the tremendous burden of securing papers to help the rest of her family escape.

The event will be chaired by Claire Armistead, Literary Editor of the Guardian. In association with Youth Aliyah Child Rescue