Life as a Jew in wartime Berlin: How I outwitted the Gestapo

Marie Jalowicz Simon was 11 years old when Hitler came to power, early in 1933. Some 400 Nazi decrees later, her friends and family were being transported from Germany; and by May 1943, Berlin was declared Judenrein – clear and cleansed of its Jews...

The history of the Remembrance Poppy

Still they come, day and night, to see the vast ceramic poppy field at the Tower of London. But how did the flower gain this power? In an extract from his new book, Chris McNab tells the story of the poet, the professor and ‘papaver rhoeas’