Colin Greenwood

The frightened teenager Herschel Grynszpan, photographed in a Paris police cell. After his transportation to Berlin, he realised that he was being kept alive — ‘the safest Jew in Germany’ — to appear as star defendant at a grotesque Nazi show trial

The hot-headed youth who played straight into Hitler’s hands

2 February 2019 9:00 am

On 7 November 1938, the 17-year-old Herschel Grynszpan walked into the German embassy in Paris. Claiming to have secret papers,…

The Arctic shipwreck in Edwin Landseer’s ‘Man Proposes, God Disposes’, 1864

Michael Palin follows the Erebus – an historic ‘adventure’ with a tragic outcome

29 September 2018 9:00 am

In May 1845, HMS Erebus and her sister ship HMS Terror set sail for the Arctic, never to be seen…