Bernard Wasserstein was born in London in 1948 and educated in Glasgow and Leicester. He studied Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford. His academic positions have included: Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, 1995; Professor of Modern History, University of Glasgow, 2000–03; Fellow, National Humanities Center, North Carolina, 2002–03; and Ulrich and Harriet Meyer Professor of Modern European Jewish History, University of Chicago, since 2003.
Bernard’s many publications include The British in Palestine (1978); The Secret Lives of Trebitsch Lincoln (1988: Gold Dagger Award for Non-Fiction); Vanishing Diaspora (1996); Secret War in Shanghai (1998); Israel and Palestine (2003); On the Eve (2012: Yad Vashem International Book Prize); and The Ambiguity of Virtue (2014).
On the Eve
A major history examining the realities of Jewish life across Europe up to the very eve of the Second World War. This is the portrait […]
Israel and Palestine
This is a new interpretation of the historical and contemporary realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Bernard Wasserstein challenges the conventional view of the struggle as […]