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C.C. Aronsfeld

The last 150 years have seen a chequered but eventually triumphant reintegration of Jews into a society whose heritage they helped to mould, says C.C. Aronsfeld

A reconstruction of York Castle in the 14th century, viewed from the south-east. Photograph by Stephen Montgomery

C.C. Aronsfeld on Jewish exodus and persecution, 800 years after the massacre in York

One of history's little ironies - a period piece of First World War propaganda from a curious source which rebounded on its author.

'I have been ostracised by my native country.... I am boycotted by my adopted country'. During the two world wars Germans in Britain found themselves to be enemy aliens, victims of suspicion and prejudice in a country which had been their refuge from a hostile homeland.