The latest in a sequence of lists of recently-read books, listed in reverse chronological order.
- Leo McKinstry : Attlee and Churchill: Allies in War, Adversaries in Peace.
Isidor F Stone [1947, this edition 2015]: Underground to Palestine: And Other Writing on Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East (Editor: Mark Crispin Miller). A superb first-hand account of the Bricha (or Bericha) Movement, the Jewish underground railroad in Europe immediately following WW II, spiriting Jews from the USSR and Eastern Europe, particularly Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, to the Middle East. For most people this was illegal, and was completed against a British blockade of Palestine. In Stone’s account, Czechoslovakia was the most friendly of the EE governments towards Jewish citizens and displaced persons in transit. (HT: JG)