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This exhibition explores the life of Ronald (Ronnie) Roberts (1921-2001), born in Wiesbaden to a white German mother and a British/Barbadian father. Roberts experienced racist persecution at the hands of the Nazis during the 1930s and was interned as a British national in German camps during the Second World War. After a time working for the British army of occupation and running a bar in Vienna, Ronnie settled in Britain in the early 1950s. He later married Carol and ran a hotel in Devon.

The exhibition draws upon the memoir that Ronald Roberts dictated towards the end of his life, and documents and photographs relating to her husband’s life deposited at the Library by Carol Roberts in 2008.

Those unable to visit the Library in person may be interested in our online version of this exhibition.

All images and documents are from the Ronald Roberts’ Collections, Wiener Holocaust Library Collections, courtesy of Carol Roberts.