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Join The Wiener Holocaust Library to mark the publication of Andrea Hammel’s important new book on the Kindertransport child rescue scheme, based on extensive new research. In this talk Andrea Hammel will show what really happened using her research into governmental and organisational records as well as oral testimonies and ego documents.
Book event: Thomas Harding in conversation with Aviva Dautch about The Maverick – George Weidenfeld and the Golden Age of Publishing
Join The Wiener Holocaust Library and Jewish Renaissance [hyperlink] to mark the publication of Thomas Harding’s The Maverick [hyperlink] – the story of the famed publisher George Weidenfeld, who transformed not only publishing but the culture of ideas, from his struggles as an Austrian-Jewish refugee in London to his rise as a world-renowned literary figure.
As part of our Family History events series, the Library is pleased to host Rachel Meller talking about her first book, The Box with the Sunflower Clasp, which relates the flight of her aunt and grandparents from Nazi-run Vienna to the unlikely haven of Shanghai. She will describe the resilience and enterprise of the 20,000-strong Jewish community within the challenging surroundings of the war-torn Chinese port.
This workshop will explore new ways of thinking about archives, archival records, and other artifacts historians might use as primary sources to gain deeper insight into the history of migrants in transit and the knowledge they possessed, produced, transmitted, or lost.
Refugee Week is the world’s largest arts & culture festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of people seeking sanctuary. It’s been running in the UK since 1998 and is […]
In this joint event, René Cassin and the Wiener Library build on the 2023 Refugee Week’s theme of ‘compassion’ and explore the UK’s attitudes and commitment to refugees over time – from attitudes, policy and practical implementation – and a hopeful and positive change to the current situation.
Governments must show compassion and give safe harbour to those in danger: Joint statement from the Wiener Holocaust Library and the Association of Jewish Refugees
Two British organisations have chronicled the lives and represented the interests of the Jewish refugees from Nazism – The Wiener Holocaust Library and The Association of Jewish Refugees. And we are both increasingly concerned about the impact of the government’s proposed Illegal Migration Bill and the discourse and language surrounding its formulation.
Join us to celebrate the centenary of Judith Kerr, best-selling illustrator and author of books including When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, and refugee from Nazi Germany.