Book Launch: Miracles do Happen

The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London
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This event ended on Monday 9th of April 2018
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The Wiener Library
Russell Square, WC1B 5DP

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Russell Square 0.17 miles

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https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=383

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Reading, remembering, resisting: publisher Henry Rosenbloom launches Miracles Do Happen.

Henry Rosenbloom founded the publishing house Scribe 40 years ago in Melbourne, and today publishes over 100 titles annually across the UK, the US and Australia. Scribe’s titles range from literary fiction to books on politics and science, and include many acclaimed books of Jewish interest including My Promised Land by Ari Shavit, Nightmare in Berlin by Hans Fallada and Emancipaton by Michael Goldfarb, along with a forthcoming book on antisemitism by Deborah Lipstadt. He has also published a number of Holocaust memoirs and anthologies.

A son of Holocaust survivors, Henry was born in Paris, France, in 1947, and he credits his parents' amazing and devastating history with inspiring him to pursue a life of publishing books with social impact, whether they deal with racial oppression in the US, the means by which dictators can be overthrown or the lives of slum dwellers. He says ‘My basic motivation in starting a publishing house was almost fiercely wanting to make readers pay attention to what was going on in the world around them. And in today’s world, I still feel like that.’

Miracles Do Happen is the story of Henry's parents, Felix and Fela Rozenblum, who were childhood sweethearts in Poland before WWII separated them - Fela was sent to Auschwitz, and Felix to a Soviet labour camp - who, incredibly, managed to reunite and start a new life in Australia. It will be published in the UK in April 2018.

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