“Can one be both Jewish and British…?”: Laura Moser

Laura Moser

Laura Moser

Writing in Forward, reviewing Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War by Ian Buruma, Laura Moser, Interlitq‘s Washington D.C. Editor/Senior Editor-at-Large, asks:

Can one be both Jewish and British, or must one identity subsume the other? The critic and historian Ian Buruma tackles that perennially vexing question in “Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War,” his recently published account of his grandparents’ lifelong attempts to reconcile their Jewishness — both of them descended from German Jews who had come to London for financial opportunities in the 19th century — with their Britishness during the first and second World Wars.

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