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Avner Offer: Burn Mark: A Photographic Memoir of the Six Day War

5 December 2016 - 11:59pm -- miranda
Upcoming EventsSunday, March 5

Avner Offer: Burn Mark: A Photographic Memoir of the Six Day War

Kings Place, Hall 2

2017-03-05 18:30:00



Avner Offer
Chair: Jenni Frazer

This event took place on Sunday 5 March 2017 as part of Jewish Book Week 2017. To watch a video of this event, click here.

This extraordinary work, assembled in 1968 by Avner Offer – Oxford Professor of Economic History and a former soldier in the Six-Day War – is now published for the first time. Evoking the intimacy of a small unit in wartime, with its moral dilemmas and life and death experiences, the photographs bear witness to some of the most highly charged moments of the war. A selection of his pictures won the first prize in an exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 1968.

Professor Offer is in conversation with Jenni Frazer.

Avner Offer is Chichele Professor of Economic History, University of Oxford, and Fellow of All Souls College, Emeritus.  He has published on international political economy, law, the First World War and land tenure. He is appearing twice at the festival for his recent books.

Jenni Frazer's  award-winning career in journalism has spanned over 30 years, where she has performed nearly every kind of role, from news reporter to bureau chief, from editing and commissioning, to running a team of reporters. She has interviewed many major celebrities and been a media commentator on UK radio and TV, including News 24 and The World Tonight for the BBC.