Isaac Rosenberg (1890–1918) "was born in Bristol on 25th November 1890, the son of Barnett and Anna Rosenberg, Lithuanian Jews who had emigrated to Britain a few years before. In 1897, in search of better-paid work, the family moved to the East End of London, but their financial difficulties continued. After a brief period at St Paul’s School, St George’s-in-the-East, Isaac was sent to the Baker Street Board School. Here he exhibited a talent for drawing and writing which his sympathetic headmaster encouraged. He also discovered English poetry, which he read with huge excitement." (More...)

The Isaac Rosenberg Collection can be accessed via the First World War Poetry Digital Archive.

Readers Comments

  1. Nicholas Murray Tuesday 13 January 2009

    There's a useful British Library Podcast ( on Rosenberg of a symposium at the BL last year.

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