Daniel Lee is a British historian of the Second World War and a specialist in the history of Jews in France and North Africa during the Holocaust. He taught at Queen Mary, University of London. Lee’s first book, Pétain’s Jewish Children, examined the experiences of Jewish youth under the Vichy regime. As a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker, Daniel Lee is a regular broadcaster on radio.
In his book chat, Daniel shares the fascinating story of the piece of furniture that serves as the focal point of his latest book, ‘The SS Officer’s Armchair’ — and explores the complexity of historians who find themselves inadvertently part of the stories they’re trying to tell.