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The Kerr Family in Flight

The Kerrs took refuge first in France, where they lived until 1936 before moving to London. Judith remained in Britain after the war and went on to study at the Central School of Arts and Crafts after winning a scholarship. She would go on to author many children’s books, including a trilogy of books about her experiences fleeing from Nazi Germany and living in France and then Britain, including When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.   

Recovery and Repair: Family History Research Workshop

This workshop will help you take the first steps in conducting your own family research using the International Tracing Service digital archive, including using sources freely available online. Join our Senior ITS Archive Team Manager, Elise Bath and ITS Researcher Ian Rich as they demonstrate the uses of this important archive.

Holocaust family memoirs – Yes, another one!

Sandra Lipner is a techne (AHRC)-funded PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London. In her doctoral thesis, she uses a cultural family history approach to investigate German bourgeois subjectivities within the context of the Third Reich. This blogpost asks what unites these family histories, what sets them apart, and why they matter.

Talk: Dame Stephanie Shirley CH: ‘My Family in Exile’

Dame Stephanie Shirley CH, also known as Steve, is a workplace revolutionary and successful IT entrepreneur turned ardent venture philanthropist. At 89 years old, her story has many strands which, woven together, have produced a lifetime of exceptional achievements.

Hybrid Event: Holocaust Letters and Family Histories – Ariana Neumann, Peter Bradley

The Wiener Holocaust Library, in partnership with the Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London, for the Holocaust and Genocide Research Partnership are delighted to host this hybrid panel discussion with Ariana Neumann and Peter Bradley, who will reflect on the significance of their family document collections for writing Second Generation memoirs.

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