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Bernard Wasserstein

Bernard Wasserstein (born 22 January 1948 in London[1]) historian, educated at the High School of Glasgow and Wyggeston Boys' Grammar School, Leicester. BA in Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford University 1969, MA 1972, DPhil 1974, DLitt 2001.

Wasserstein is currently Allianz Visiting Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Ludwig Maximilians Universit├Ąt, Munich. He previously held positions at the University of Chicago, the University of Glasgow, Brandeis University, Oxford University, and the University of Sheffield. He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.

Awards and honours

  • Golden Dagger Award for Non-Fiction (Crime Writers Association), 1988.
  • Yad Vashem International Book Prize, 2013.

Selected work

  • 1978 The British in Palestine: The Mandatory Government and the Arab-Jewish Conflict 1917-1929
  • 1979 Britain and the Jews of Europe, 1939-1945
  • 1985 (edited with Frances Malino) The Jews in Modern France
  • 1988 The Secret Lives of Trebitsch Lincoln
  • 1992 Herbert Samuel: A Political Life
  • 1996 Vanishing Diaspora: The Jews in Europe since 1945
  • 1999 Secret War in Shanghai
  • 2001 Divided Jerusalem: The Struggle for the Holy City
  • 2003 Israelis and Palestinians: Why Do They Fight? Can They Stop?
  • 2007 Barbarism and Civilization: A History of Europe in Our Time
  • 2012 On the Eve: The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War
  • 2014 The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews


  1. ^ "Bernard Wasserstein" .Contemporary Authors Online. October 18, 2007. Retrieved on December 20, 2010.

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