David Rosenberg was born in London in 1958. His grandparents came to the East End as Jewish immigrants from the Tsarist Russian Empire in the 1900s. They lived in Princelet Street and Hanbury Street off Brick Lane.
David divides his working time between primary school teaching and a range of freelance activities including journalism, teaching PGCE students, work on educational projects and East End Walks.
As a teacher and educationalist he has worked on projects in Uganda, South Africa and India. His writing on history and current affairs features on several Channel4 websites and in many print publications. And he is the author of a forthcoming book, Battle for the East End: Jewish responses to fascism in the 1930s, (Five Leaves Publications).
He has a longstanding commitment to Yiddish – the mother tongue of many of the East End’s Jewish immigrants. David attended the Yiddish Summer School at Oxford in 1983 and is a regular participant in the annual Warsaw Ghetto memorial event organised by the Friends of Yiddish, in Whitechapel.
David acknowledges a huge debt of gratitude to Professor Bill Fishman, the author of East End Jewish Radicals and 1888 who pioneered East End walks. David went on Bill’s walks and is very proud to continue the tradition that Bill Fishman started.