The Wiener Holocaust Library, in partnership with The Association of Jewish Refugees and Ambassador Miguel Beger of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in London present an evening with David Baddiel and Matt Lucas to explore the perspectives of descendants of German-Jewish refugees on acquiring German citizenship.
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On 23 November Professor Marion Kaplan delivered a fascinating talk at the Alfred Wiener Holocaust Memorial Lecture, hosted by Gresham College in London. She spoke to a full and captivated audience on the subject of ‘Lives in Limbo: Jewish Refugees in Portugal, 1940-1945’.
Professor Kaplan vividly described the experiences of the tens of thousands of Jews who pursued this perilous but exceptional escape route out of Nazi-occupied Europe at the height of the Second World War and the Holocaust.
On Wednesday 23 November the Library hosted the Third Annual Alfred Wiener Holocaust Memorial Lecture at Gresham College. We were delighted that so many attended in-person or tuned in to watch this lecture.
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.
Elise Bath, ITS Archive Team Manager at The Wiener Holocaust Library, will explore some of the documents in the Library’s collections that give an insight into the lives of Holocaust survivors in the immediate post-war period.
Join us for the launch of this new volume by Bea Lewkowicz and Anthony Grenville, who will speak at the event. The event will also feature a short film screening and live interviews with some of the children of the refugees featured in the volume.
This free online event will follow a screening of the documentary film, Complicit, and will include the creator and producer of the documentary, Robert Krakow, Esq., as well as former child refugee passengers on the MS St Louis.
The Wiener Holocaust Library and Waging Peace This Refugee Week, The Wiener Holocaust Library remembers its refugee origins and insists that all refugees must be treated with dignity and respect. […]
Join our expert panel for a discussion on ‘What does it mean to welcome refugees?’, to mark Refugee Week 2022, which this year looks at the theme of ‘healing’.
Online Event: Passion, Frustration and Bureaucracy: British Voluntary Efforts for Refugees from Nazism
In this online event, Becky Taylor will draw from her recent book, ‘Refugees in Twentieth-Century Britain. A History’, to explore the enormous efforts made by voluntary organisations to bring refugees from Nazism to Britain.
Due to the planned rail strike, this will now be an online only event. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.