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‘I am sitting on a dead branch’: Dr Hedwig Leibetseder’s letters from Lichtenburg

In 1936, Dr Hedwig Leibetseder (née Abranowicz 1900-1989) jumped from the rear window on the 5th floor of no. 14 Düsseldorfer Strasse in Berlin.  She had just travelled to Prague to retrieve a microphotography copy of the indictment of the first trial against Neu Beginnen, the anti-Nazi resistance group to which she belonged, but the Gestapo were lying in wait to seize the document upon her return. 

Holocaust family memoirs – Yes, another one!

Sandra Lipner is a techne (AHRC)-funded PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London. In her doctoral thesis, she uses a cultural family history approach to investigate German bourgeois subjectivities within the context of the Third Reich. This blogpost asks what unites these family histories, what sets them apart, and why they matter.

Holocaust Letters: “A gift, a privilege and a huge task”

On 23 February we welcomed special guests to the Library for the launch of our latest exhibition, Holocaust Letters. Our speakers for the evening included the Director of the Library Dr Toby Simpson, our Director of Research Dr Christine Schmidt, and those who have generously donated their own family’s Holocaust-era letters and curated a panel of the exhibition.

The Kohn Family & Austrian Antisemitism

Des Maguire is a Glasgow-born Scot who was educated at universities in both Scotland and England. He has an M.Sc. in Genealogy, Heraldry and Palaeography from the University of Strathclyde. […]

Heckling Mosley

Gillian Lazarus is a blogger and activist against antisemitism. She is a mother and grandmother, and has studied Philosophy and Jewish Studies. In this blog she details her experience protesting […]

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