Witness to genocide

The devastating account of a survivor sent to Auschwitz as an 11-year-old boy. Simon Schama reviews ‘Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death’, by Otto Dov Kulka

Simon Schama on Joseph Roth

The life and letters of ‘one of the greatest writers of the first half of the tormented 20th century’

Matzo ball memories

Simon Schama, recalling a Golders Green childhood, explores the changing nature of Jewishness in Britain

Simon Schama at the Whitechapel Gallery

Invited by the Whitechapel Gallery to mount an exhibition from the abundant Government Art Collection, Simon Schama was at first sorely tempted to ‘grab, gorge and glut’. Here he explains how he finally made his more considered choices


Art Spiegelman revisits his astonishing graphic novel about the Holocaust. Simon Schama reviews ‘MetaMaus’

‘The sea trout sashimi has been draped!’

American author and cultural critic Adam Gopnick, whose collection of writings about food, ‘The Table Comes First’, has just been published, discusses the pleasures of the table with Simon Schama

Bill Clinton talks to Simon Schama

Nothing less than the globe’s greatest challenges now exercise the former president, who deployed his formidable brains and charm to set up his Global Initiative in 2005. But what does a man who personifies the American dream make of the problems currently facing his own nation?