My Bio

Hi, my name’s Frank Shapiro and some strands of my working life are as follows:

MA in History, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Former high school history teacher of European and Jewish history. Assistant researcher at the Museum of the Diaspora, Tel Aviv. Designed and implemented a special course on world Jewish history in the Ofek School for gifted children in Jerusalem. I’ve lectured frequently on my subjects and have contributed diverse historical articles in newspapers and journals. I have also worked as technical writer and a translator.

Commissioned by the Council of Zambian Jewry to research and write the history of Northern Rhodesian/Zambian Jewry leading to the publication of Zion in Africa (Taurus) 1999. My second book, Haven in Africa, (Gefen), 2002, reveals new and undisclosed facts on the Holocaust. God’s Elect - my third book is a contemporary historical novel.

My fourth and latest book is non-fiction: Eve and Mary: the Search for Lost Beauty and Sensuality (John Hunt) to be released in June 2014 exposes a remarkable discovery leading to a trail of unusual historical and cultural revelations. Eve and Mary is a small very readable book cum travel journal encompassing a rich cultural tapestry highlighting art, Christianity, history and more.

I was born in London, England and live with my wife and family in Israel.