Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad: Daniel Finkelstein

Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad: Daniel Finkelstein

The celebrated political columnist and commentator reveals a powerful family memoir

Daniel Finkelstein is one of Britain’s most celebrated journalists and opinion writers, awarded Political Columnist of the Year four times. In this moving and unflinching memoir, he relates the extraordinary story of his parents’ experience at the hands of two genocidal dictators, Hitler and Stalin. Having moved his family to Amsterdam, Finkelstein’s grandfather was arrested together with his wife and children, and sent to starve in Bergen-Belsen, whilst his father Ludwik was deported to Siberia and survived work as a slave labourer on a collective farm, building a tiny house made of cow dung.

Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad is a Sunday Times bestselling memoir, depicting one family’s story of bravery, resilience and survival during one of the most terrible periods in human history. 

Daniel will be in conversation with author and broadcaster Georgina Godwin

Daniel Finkelstein

Daniel Finkelstein is a British journalist and opinion writer. A former executive editor of The Times, he continues to write for the paper. He has been Political Columnist of the Year four times and recently joined the board of Chelsea Football Club. He was appointed to the House of Lords in 2013.

Georgina Godwin

Georgina Godwin was born in Zimbabwe, and educated there and at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London. She was a founder member of SWRadio Africa, Zimbabwe’s first independent radio station (for which she was deemed “an enemy of the state” and banned from the country), and of the Harare International Festival of the Arts. She serves on the board of the charity Developing Artists and is a fellow of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Foundation. She was one of two on the shortlist in the Association of International Broadcasting’s Radio Personality of the Year category for 2016.