See what’s coming up at the library, or you may be interested in past events.

Virtual Student and Teacher Talk: Forgotten Victims: The Nazi Genocide of the Roma and Sinti

This workshop marks 81 years since that decree and yet little is known about the genocide carried out against the Roma and Sinti communities of Europe by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Second World War.  Referred to as ‘the forgotten Holocaust’ by Professor Eve Rosenhaft, this workshop draws upon The Wiener Holocaust Library’s collections of material on the genocide to uncover the story of this understudied aspect of Nazi persecution.

A Pandora’s Box: Songs and Memory in “Final Account: Third Reich Testimonies”

The Wiener Holocaust Library The Wiener Holocaust Library, London, United Kingdom

In his presentation Zoltán Kékesi talks about his work with the Final Account collection and focuses on one particular aspect: “Watching the interviews, I was struck by how vividly men and women late in their life remembered songs from a remote past, and by the range of emotional responses they exhibited when asked about them: from zest to shame, from remorse to nostalgia. Even when they refused to sing, songs took interviewees back in time; and with the songs came a multitude of experiences and personal stories.”

PhD and a Cup of Tea: Reconfiguring Humanitarianism in the Margins of Empire – Displacement and Relief in Turkestan, 1914-1924

During the First World War, nearly 300.000 refugees and prisoners of war were displaced to Turkestan, which brought the local population into direct contact with a conflict that was being waged thousands of miles away in Russia’s Western borderlands and on the Caucasus front. After the end of the war and the collapse of the Russian Empire, Central Asia once again became host to refugees fleeing catastrophe in Soviet Russia. In 1921, when famine struck the Volga region, the Soviet government transported thousands of people to remote parts of the nascent USSR.

Exhibition Launch: ‘IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS’ a daughter’s response to her father’s silence, with Learning from the Righteous and Finchley Reform Synagogue

The Wiener Holocaust Library The Wiener Holocaust Library, London, United Kingdom

Holocaust education charity Learning from the Righteous and Finchley Reform Synagogue’s HMD Group are honoured to help fulfil the family’s wish that Jenny’s work continues to provoke reflection and are pleased to present this travelling exhibition suitable for schools, colleges and communal spaces where each shoe exhibited bears witness to a life cut short. Join us for the launch of the exhibition at this evening event at The Wiener Holocaust Library.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 Lecture by Barbara Yelin: “But I Live” – Emmie Arbel’s Illustrated Story of the Fragility of Freedom

The Institute for the History of the German Jews in Hamburg, the Wiener Holocaust Library London and the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Leicester are pleased to co-host a virtual lecture for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024. The event is organised in response to the 2024 HMD theme “The Fragility of Freedom” which invites us to consider the erosion of freedom by perpetrator regimes, including key rights such as freedom as expression, of religion and of movement.

PhD and a Cup of Tea: Reading Novels on the Cattle Cars: American Humanitarian Relief in the Internment Camps of Unoccupied France, 1940-42

During the Second World War, a coalition of international aid organizations provided important humanitarian aid to the Jewish and non-Jewish internees in the internment camps of Unoccupied France from 1939 onward. That humanitarian aid extended through the summer and autumn of 1942, when the deportations to Auschwitz via Drancy began.

Book talk: Frank Trentmann – “Out of the Darkness: The Germans from 1942 to the Present”

The Wiener Holocaust Library The Wiener Holocaust Library, London, United Kingdom

In this talk, the historian Frank Trentmann draws on his new book Out of the Darkness to put current developments in historical perspective. Through this book Trentmann seeks to answer a central question: How have the Germans changed since 1942 and why? And who are they now?

PhD and a Cup of Tea: From Victimized to Victorious: The Marxist and Zionist Choreographies of Yehudit Arnon, in the Framework of Hashomer Hatzair Zionist Youth Movement in Hungary in the Immediate Post-War Period

For her doctoral dissertation Gdalit Neuman researched the earliest dance repertoire of Israel’s Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s founding artistic director, the late Yehudit Arnon, in the framework of Hashomer Hatzair Zionist youth movement in Hungary in the immediate post-war period.

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