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Orwell Festival 2023: Orwell & Antisemitism

As part of this year’s Orwell Festival, join George Orwell’s official biographer D. J. Taylor (Orwell: The New Life), historian Dan Stone (The Holocaust: An Unfinished History) and chair Jean Seaton (Director, The Orwell
Foundation) for this special Orwell Festival event at The Wiener Holocaust Library as they consider attitudes to Jews, Jewishness and antisemitism in George Orwell’s writing and journalism.   

Virtual Event: 85 Years on from the Anschluss

To mark the anniversary of the German takeover of Austria, join The Wiener Holocaust Library and Generation 2 Generation to consider the significance of the Anschluss and its impact on the Jewish Community in Austria, as well as hearing some individual stories of Austrian Jews.

Hybrid Exhibition talk: Kristallnacht in Vienna: The Radicalisation of Antisemitic Policy in the Nazi State

In this talk, Dr Toby Simpson will discuss the reasons behind the extreme brutality of Kristallnacht in Vienna. Compared to other locations in the Third Reich, even in other cities where local antisemitism was rife, the brutal nature and long-term impact of anti-Jewish violence in the Austrian capital is striking. This talk will examine collections held at The Wiener Holocaust Library and consider what insights the study of this terrible historical event might offer people today.

Virtual PhD and a Cup of Tea: Tottenham Hotspur and the Y-Word: The Contested Meanings of (Anti-)Antisemitism in Football

In February 2022, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club launched its “The WhY Word” campaign, which is calling on the fans to discontinue using the term “Yid.” Based on the analysis of numerous primary sources, interviews, and on-site research, this presentation seeks to understand the various perspectives on and the contested meanings of the term in the context of Tottenham Hotspur FC and the local fan culture.

The Vienna Model of Radicalisation: Austria and the Shoah

This new exhibition, on show for the first time in Britain, explores the significance of the Holocaust in Austria. Based on recent research, The Vienna Model of Radicalisation: Austria and the Shoah highlights the role of Vienna as gateway for the radicalisation of antisemitic policy in the Nazi State.

Fighting Antisemitism from Dreyfus to Today

This timely exhibition explores the individuals, organisations and campaigns that have fought back against antisemitism in France, Britain and Germany over the century since the time of the Dreyfus Affair.
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