Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Third Annual Alfred Wiener Holocaust Memorial Lecture: Lives in Limbo: Jewish Refugees in Portugal, 1940–1945

November 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This lecture is presented in partnership with the Holocaust and Genocide Research Partnership between The Wiener Holocaust Library and the Holocaust Research Institute, Royal Holloway.

Our Third Annual Alfred Wiener Holocaust Memorial Lecture will highlight the experiences of Jewish refugees fleeing from antisemitic persecution and from World War II to Portugal. It describes how they were treated, how they attempted to escape Europe, and how they struggled in a “no-man’s land” between a painful past and an unknown future. Listening to their voices may help us to understand Jewish heartbreak and perseverance in the 1940s and encourage us to listen compassionately to refugees’ stories today.

About the Speaker:

Professor Marion Kaplan is the Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at NYU. She is a three-time National Jewish Book Award winner for The Making of the Jewish Middle Class: Women, Family and Identity in Imperial Germany (1991), Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany (1998), and Gender and Jewish History (with Deborah Dash Moore, 2011) as well as a finalist for Dominican Haven: The Jewish Refugee Settlement in Sosua (2008). Other publications include: The Jewish Feminist Movement in Germany; Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945 (ed.). Her newest book, published in 2020, is Hitler’s Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal.

She has edited other books on German Jewish history, European women’s history, and German women’s history and has taught German and European history as well as European Jewish history, Jewish women’s history, and German-Jewish history.

Register to attend this event online or in person here.


November 23, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Gresham College
Barnard's Inn Hall
London, EC1N 2HH United Kingdom
+ Google Map

We need your support more than ever. Help us preserve the truth.

We are an independent charity dependent on your support. We need to raise over a quarter of a million pounds each year for our work to continue and this is only possible with your help.

With your support we can continue to;

  • Be a world leading Holocaust archive
  • Offer a vital learning resource to oppose anti-Semitism and other forms of prejudice.
  • Reach out to our worldwide audience of over two million people
  • Preserve our archive for future generations so they can learn the lessons of the past
  • Provide a free program of public events and exhibitions

Support the Library

Black and white photograph of three girls sitting and reading


Add Your Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

Heritage Fund The Association of Jewish Refugees Federal Foreign Office
Donate Donate