19 Princelet Street
May 1, 2003 10:59 AM   Subscribe

19 Princelet Street, Spitalfields. A permanent celebration of London immigrant life.
'Described as the nation's answer to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, 19 Princelet Street in London's East End was refuge to hundreds of Jews fleeing persecution from the Nazis.
posted by plep (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Rodinsky's Room.

'Thirty-two years ago, an elderly hermit named David Rodinsky vanished from his room above London's Princelet Street synagogue. Rodinsky left his effects behind, but not explanations, and it wasn't until his room was unsealed, in 1980, that his story began to emerge ... '
posted by plep at 11:01 AM on May 1, 2003

I'm so intrigued by the David Rodinsky story, plep. Have you read Rodinsky's Room? I may have to make a quick trip to the library tonight...
posted by iconomy at 1:50 PM on May 1, 2003

Iconomy :- Yes, I have, and it's excellent. :) Combining the search for the real David Rodinsky, Rachel Lichtenstein's search for her own past, and the historical ghosts of London. I really recommend this book.
posted by plep at 1:59 PM on May 1, 2003

Great book, a bit eerie. Great post too!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:23 PM on May 14, 2003

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