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Trials and tribulations of the Jewish people

Through waves of persecution, expulsion and forced conversion, the Jewish people remain defiant against all odds. Simon Schama addressed the Sydney Writers’ Festival and spoke to Sophie Deutsch about his book, The Story of the Jews: Belonging earlier this month. 

Bibi author at Writers’ Festival

The Holocaust, Bibi, cybercrime and the colour blue are some of the disparate topics that Jewish authors will speak about at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Keneally clarifies remarks

SCHINDLER's Ark author Thomas Keneally has defended saying that Australians would have collaborated with the Nazis as the Poles did during the Shoah. But he has apologised for the offence the remarks – made at a Sydney Writers Festival event last Sunday – caused.