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‘I am sitting on a dead branch’: Dr Hedwig Leibetseder’s letters from Lichtenburg

In 1936, Dr Hedwig Leibetseder (née Abranowicz 1900-1989) jumped from the rear window on the 5th floor of no. 14 Düsseldorfer Strasse in Berlin.  She had just travelled to Prague to retrieve a microphotography copy of the indictment of the first trial against Neu Beginnen, the anti-Nazi resistance group to which she belonged, but the Gestapo were lying in wait to seize the document upon her return. 

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. 

Symposium: New Directions in the Study of the Roma Genocide

This two-day, in-person symposium, organised by The Wiener Holocaust Library and the University of Cambridge, will be held at the Library 10- 11 May 2023. It will bring together early career researchers and senior academics to discuss new directions in the study of the Roma genocide.

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.

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