John Dunston will be interviewing Jonathan Lichtenstein about his first book, The Berlin Shadow: Living with the Ghosts of the Kindertransport, a memoir confronting the trauma of the twentieth century and its effects on the father and son. Jonathan Lichtenstein is a professor, playwrite, and author. Jonathan’s plays have been performed in London, Edinburgh, New York, Berlin, Chicago, Sydney, Dresden, Cardiff and elsewhere. His first play opened at the Soho Theatre in London in 2000. The Berlin Shadow is currently being translated into numerous languages.
Lichtenstein says that “The Berlin Shadow is about the journey I took with my father where we traced the route of his escape from Nazi Germany on one of the ‘Kindertransports’. My father was 12 when he travelled alone from Berlin to London. He had never talked about what happened to him. During the journey he began to talk about the loss of his family and country. Every situation was riddled with quarrels and rows – though this made him very funny.
The Zoom event will start at 6.30 p.m. BDT with access from 6.15pm.
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