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Tickets for the in person events at The Henrietta Barnett School  are on sale from May 1st. 


Books will be on sale after each event from our partner West End Lane Books.


​Tickets are £12, unreserved. Under 25s can attend for £7.50. 


Free Tea or Coffee and Cake - Buy tickets for 3 or more LitFest events on Saturday or Sunday and get a free tea or coffee and cake in the LitFest Cafe. 

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Proms LitFest is proudly sponsored by the Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents Association
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Richard Cannon

24 June 2023


The Henrietta Barnett School
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Daniel Finkelstein
Daniel Finkelstein

Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad

Claire Berliner

Finkelstein, former executive editor of The Times, writes about his family’s survival against the forces of Hitler and Stalin. His maternal grandfather, widely acknowledged to have been the first person to recognise the danger Hitler posed, began to catalogue Nazi crimes. Before relocating his family to London, they were deported to Bergen-Belsen. Meanwhile, after Hitler and Stalin carved up Poland in 1939, Daniel’s father’s family was rounded up by the communists and sent to a Siberian gulag. This is a story of history’s impact on Finkelstein’s family and how they survived through ingenuity, bravery, and coincidences.

Finkelstein is in conversation with Claire Berliner, who is a writer, editor and Head of Programmes at The London Library.

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