Before writing my book about youngsters involved in anti-Nazi resistance during the Second World War, I had a certain notion about the Holocaust. It was that, in order to save Jewish lives, you had to be a gentile. Because if
For the past two decades the Daily Mail’s weekly Missing and Found column has been reuniting long lost friends, colleagues and family members. Unique in the world of print media, it has often succeeded where the internet giants have failed.
Valentine’s Day bills itself as a celebration of romance, but if you are one of the country’s many singletons, there’s no need to feel left out in the cold. Life isn’t always about lovey-dovey togetherness, so if you haven’t got
Dear readers, have you reached that stage of life when you no longer have dependent children, mortgages and other such responsibilities? Do you relish the extra time and new freedom you have gained, now that you’re no longer wrestling your
Jewish Chronicle, 15 July, 2016 I have just returned from my second trip to Japan (I have family there) and once again, I’ve been amazed by those most impressive of peoples and their glittering, futuristic capital. Tokyo is the city of
In the appropriately swanky surrounds of an exclusive Knightsbridge hotel bar, Marilyn Cole sips her tea and looks back on her life. At 66 she is still striking, elegant and spirited, and retains the signature long brunette tresses which were
It’s a tense moment in the country. Should we bomb Isis in Syria? Our Prime Minister – who is in possession of more hard facts about the situation than just about anyone else in the country – is in favour.
Daily Express, 8 October 2015 Little over a month ago Budapest’s Keleti Railway Station was the site of a major flashpoint in Europe’s ongoing migrant debacle. Barred from boarding trains to the much-vaunted nirvana of Angela Merkel’s Germany - because they
Jewish Chronicle, 11 September 2015 How long does it take for a dream to die? Five years? Ten? Fifteen? Well, I have had a certain dream for twenty-five years now, and you know what? After a long quarter-century of disappointments, I
Saga Magazine, January 2015 More and more of us over-fifties are finding ourselves single nowadays, following divorce, separation or bereavement. It happened to me. When my long-term relationship broke down two years ago I was just shy of my sixtieth birthday
Jewish Chronicle, 28 November 2014 This year has been Holocaust Memorial Year in Hungary, the land of my birth. Seventy years ago, in 1944, the Nazis marched in to accomplish what the Hungarian government had signally failed to do: deport to
Jewish Chronicle, 17 October 2014 Julie Burchill must be the only journalist in this country who is even more vehemently pro-Israel and anti the enemies of Israel than me. In Unchosen she recounts her lifelong, passionate philo-Semitism, and reading this VOLUBLE