We are delighted to be sponsoring this event as part of Jewish Book Week. Simon May, visiting Professor of Philosophy at King’s College London, will be interviewed by Kavita Puri, award-winning journalist and radio broadcaster, about his recently published book How to Be a Refugee.
His powerful and moving memoir takes on questions of home and belonging that continue to be asked today. Most Jews living in Hitler’s Germany faced emigration or deportation but there was also the more unusual route of self-concealment in the shadow of the Third Reich: denial of one’s origins to the extent of erasing almost all consciousness of it, and refusing to believe one was Jewish. Simon, who was forbidden to identify as Jewish, German or British, reveals the very different trajectories taken by his mother and two aunts as they grappled with what they felt to be a lethal heritage.
The event will be at the St Pancras Room, Kings Place starting at 2.45pm GMT. Tickets £9.50.
For further information including booking tickets, go to: jewishbookweek.com/event/how-to-be-a-refugee/