It is with much sadness that we recognise the loss of Lisa Jardine who, along with Amanda Foreman, were the editors of the Making History Series, of which our November Book Choice Kristallnacht,
Prelude to Destruction, was the third publication.
It is also with great sadness that we remember the contribution of the Holocaust historian David Cesarani who had a correspondence with Sir Martin dating from 1981. A decade later, after Cesarani had been in Belarus, in Minsk, their correspondence centred on the need to have the wartime murder of 200,000 Jews at the nearby camp of Maly Trostenets
recognised and remembered through proper historical research.
What irony that these two people, who had been a part of Sir Martin's working life, should die on the same day,
the day that would have been Sir Martin's 79th birthday.
My heart goes out to their families.
May we all appreciate the fragility of life and live our days generously.