Rosie Whitehouse is a journalist specialising in Jewish life after the Holocaust. She writes for BBC Online, the Observer, The Independent, Tablet magazine, The Jewish Chronicle, Haaretz and others.
Whitehouse is the author of the critically acclaimed The People on the Beach: Journeys to Freedom After the Holocaust (Hurst 2020)
‘An important and profound book on the nature of historical memory, and a fascinating exploration of Britain and the Jews. … A gripping story of human drama and historical seriousness.’ — The Spectator
‘A fascinating, poignant, exciting and revelatory story, told dramatically yet subtly and meticulously, and filled with colourful and unlikely characters. Part travel writing, part investigative journalism, here is a swathe of world history told through the lives, tragedies, suffering and survival of a boatload of Jewish survivors.’ — Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Jerusalem
‘This is a story that needed telling and Rosie Whitehouse tells it with warmth, energy and empathy—the story of those who survived the greatest darkness, and dreamed of a new life in the light.’ — Jonathan Freedland, Guardian columnist
‘I could not put this book down. Moving, haunting and utterly fascinating, it tells a story of unlikely heroes who should be far better known: survivors, and those who helped them on their illegal journey to Palestine/Israel. Terrific.’ — Rabbi Dame Julia Neuberger DBE