David Cesarani was internationally recognized as one of this generation's leading Jewish and Holocaust scholars. He was research professor in History at Royal Holloway. He was nominated for a Golden Dagger and was a finalist for the US National Jewish Book Award for History in 2009 for Major Farran's Hat. His biography of Adolf Eichmann was winner of the National Jewish Book Award in 2006 and has been translated into a dozen languages. Earlier books include an acclaimed biography of Arthur Koestler (1998) and the controversial Justice Delayed (1992), the story of how Britain became a haven for Nazi war criminals after the end of the war. He had extensive broadcasting and print media experience. In 2005 he was awarded an OBE for his work in the establishment of Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK and was a trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. He also served on the UK delegation to the International Task Force for Holocaust Remembrance, Education and Research. Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews 1933-1949 was published posthumously in January 2016.
An exclusive extract from the late David Cesarani's intelligent, comprehensive and authoritative history of the Holocaust, Final Solution, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
David Cesarani's Final Solution has been shortlisted for the 2017 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize. The annual prize is awarded to the best book, fiction or non-fiction, to translate the idea of Jewishness to the general reader.
27 January marks Holocaust Memorial Day, an annual commemoration of those who died in the Nazi genocide and a celebration of those who survived.
We're delighted to announce that David Cesarani and Aleksandar Hemon have been longlisted for the 2017 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, as it marks its 40th anniversary.
David Cesarani, the distinguished historian of the Holocaust who died in October, was the recipient of the Longman-History Today Trustees' Award.