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Bernard Wasserstein

Andrew Gordon
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Bernard Wasserstein was born in London in 1948 and educated in Glasgow and Leicester. He studied Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford. His academic positions have included: Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, 1995; Professor of Modern History, University of Glasgow, 2000–03; Fellow, National Humanities Center, North Carolina, 2002–03; and Ulrich and Harriet Meyer Professor of Modern European Jewish History, University of Chicago, since 2003.

Bernard’s many publications include The British in Palestine (1978); The Secret Lives of Trebitsch Lincoln (1988: Gold Dagger Award for Non-Fiction); Vanishing Diaspora (1996); Secret War in Shanghai (1998); Israel and Palestine (2003); On the Eve (2012: Yad Vashem International Book Prize); and The Ambiguity of Virtue (2014).

His latest project is a personal history of the village in eastern Europe his family hails from, and its trajectory through peace and war. A Small Town in Ukraine was published in early 2023 by Allen Lane / Penguin.

A Small Town in Ukraine

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