Margaret Brearley read modern languages at Oxford University. We was awarded a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship to Münster University, Germany, and received her Ph.D. from Cambridge University. From 1973, Dr. Brearley was a lecturer in German medieval and Renaissance literature at Birmingham University, taking early retirement in 1986 to found and direct the West Midlands Israel Information Centre. She has held acdemic posts at the Centre for Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations, Selly Oak Colleges (1987-1992), and the Institute of Jewish Affairs, London (1992-1996). Brearley has lectured in Israel, Germany, Finland, and the United States and throughout Great Britain. She has published numerous articles and book chapters, especially on anti-Judaism, genocide, the Holocaust, and the Roma people.