On the last weekend of October 1938, 25,000 Jews with Polish passports were arrested, rounded up and deported by train to the Polish border. This exhibition marks the 85th anniversary of the expulsion.
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Current opening hours and important visitor information
The Library is open Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm.
The Library is closed on Bank Holidays.
We are currently trialling a new booking system. To visit our exhibition, please call 020 76367247 or book online. To use our Reading Room, please call 020 74679671 or 020 76367247 or email [email protected].
The Exhibition will be closed on Thursday 23 November from 10:45 – 12:15 for a private event.
The Exhibition will close at 3pm on Tuesday 5 December
The Library will be open from 11am – 2pm on Friday 8 December
If you have a query please email [email protected] or call 0207 636 7247.
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Virtual and In-Person Events
Oct 18 / Book event: Thomas Harding in conversation with Aviva Dautch about The Maverick – George Weidenfeld and the Golden Age of Publishing
In this first biography, Thomas Harding provides a full, unvarnished and at times difficult history of a complex and fascinating character. Throughout his long career, George Weidenfeld was written about in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Vanity Fair and other publications. Was he, as described by some, the ‘greatest salesperson’, ‘the world’s best networker’, ‘the publisher’s publisher’ and ‘a great intellectual’?
Nov 2 / Book talk: ‘The Forgers: The Forgotten Story of the Holocaust’s Most Audacious Rescue Operation’ by Roger Moorhouse
The Ładoś operation was one of the largest rescue missions of the Holocaust, and The Forgers tells this extraordinary story for the first time. The author, Roger Moorhouse, will give a short talk about this remarkable book which follows the desperate bids of Jews to obtain life-saving documents, and their painful uncertainty over whether they will be able to escape the murderous machinery of the Holocaust.
Nov 8 / Hybrid Lunchtime Talk: Anna Nyburg, The Clothes on Our Backs: How refugees from Nazism revitalised the British fashion trade
Jews had long been active in the clothing trade in Europe, developing new production and retail methods and excelling as designers. However, in the UK clothes production was mostly conservative and design was not a concept. What happened to these Jews in the clothing industry after the Nazis came to power in 1933, bent on ridding Germany of Jews?
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