Box Office 020 7520 1490 info@kingsplace.co.uk

Escaping with his Life

Nicholas Young, Paul Israel

Jewish Book Week 2020

Sun 8 Mar
Words

Escaping with his Life

Nicholas Young, Paul Israel

Jewish Book Week 2020

Paul Israel chair
Nicholas Young speaker

Nicholas Young tells the inspirational war-time story of his father, Leslie. From Dunkirk to D-Day, he details his capture and escape in Italy, hiding in the Apennines where he was aided by two young Jewish partisans, who tragically died within sight of the Allied lines. Wounded, Major Young continued to fight his way through Germany.


Sir Nicholas Young, previously CEO of Macmillan Cancer Relief & the British Red Cross, is the chair of the Monte San Martino Trust, set up by former Prisoners of War in Italy. The trust receives the proceeds from the sale of his book.

Paul Israel is an amateur historian, has interviewed many WW2 veterans and can often be found taking his young boys mud-larking on the River Thames or exploring ruined castles! Paul is also a finance director and a Trustee of the Jewish Book Council.

Date & start time:Sun 8 Mar – 12pm
Venue:Limehouse Room

Past event

Sign up to the Kings Place newsletter to find out first about our events.

Sign-up to our newsletter

Browse more