Using Ruth Locke’s Private Photographs from the Imperial War Museums Photograph Archive to Explore the Family’s Experiences and Intergenerational Memories.
This talk will focus on Maria Chamberlain’s book, 'Never Tell Anyone You’re Jewish', a story of two assimilated Jewish families in Nazi-occupied Poland in the eye of the Holocaust. The material in the book is compiled from recounted memories of the survivors, unfinished memoirs, letters, photographs, and historical archives.
Black people experienced persecution and discrimination before, during and after the Third Reich in Germany and elsewhere. This workshop will utilise the Library’s valuable collections to crucially explore how the persecution of the black community by the Nazi regime was not straightforward and followed a different timeline to the persecution of other groups.
The Wiener Holocaust Library and the Institute for the History of the German Jews is delighted to co-host this event with Simon May, author of How to be a Refugee: The Gripping True Story of How One Family Hid their Jewish Origins to Survive the Nazis. The most familiar fate of Jews living in Hitler's Germany is either emigration or deportation to concentration camps. But there was another, much rarer, side to Jewish life at that time: denial of your origin to the point where you manage to erase almost all consciousness of it. You refuse to believe that you are Jewish.
What antisemitic reactions have been triggered online by recent news stories, such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine, terrorist attacks in Israel, or novelist Sally Rooney’s boycott of Israeli publishers? Which stereotypes and conspiracy theories are they fuelling? Decoding Antisemitism is a transnational and interdisciplinary research project analysing the content, structure and frequency of antisemitism in online spaces. In this talk, the team present findings from their most recent Discourse Report.