Wednesday, November 15, 2023
6:30 PM (ET)
Seating is first come, first served and requires advanced registration.
An epic and uplifting World War II family history of resistance that spans Europe, in Two Roads Home: Hitler, Stalin, and the Miraculous Survival of My Family, beloved British journalist Daniel Finkelstein tells the extraordinary story of the years before his mother and father met —years of war and trials they barely survived.
Two Roads Home is a page-turning account of the narrow escapes, forged passports, ingenuity, bravery, and luck that allowed Mirjam and Ludwik to survive the war and find each other. Using their personal testimony, letters sent to Siberia, a diary written in Belsen, and years of historical research, Finkelstein tells what happened to two families, one the victim of the Nazis, the other of the Soviets. A tale of deliverance and triumph over evil, Two Roads Home will profoundly touch all who encounter it.
Daniel Finkelstein will be joined in conversation by Jonathan Goldberg, a leading trial advocate and defender in the United Kingdom. Two Roads Home will be available for purchase at shop.mjhnyc.org.
Jonathan Goldberg KC is known as one of the United Kingdom’s leading trial advocates and defenders. He has appeared at the Old Bailey and elsewhere throughout the British Commonwealth in many of the most famous criminal trials of the last 3 decades. Goldberg makes frequent television appearances on CNN, Al Jazeera, Sky, and ITV commenting on issues of legal interest. For several years, he wrote a column in the London Jewish Chronicle entitled “Ask the QC.” He is the rare recipient of two Times of London “Lawyer of the Week” awards. Goldberg is married to Regina Skyer, a trustee of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, and lives between London and New York.
This program is made possible in part by support from the Battery Park City Authority.