What’s On

Current and upcoming exhibitions

Expelled! The History of the “Polenaktion”

On the last weekend of October 1938, 25,000 Jews with Polish passports were arrested, rounded up and deported by train to the Polish border. This exhibition marks the 85th anniversary of the expulsion.

Documenting atrocities: Synagogue attacks during Kristallnacht

This exhibition draws upon a set of documents from our archives that relate to efforts by the JCIO and later The Wiener Library to gather evidence about the attacks on synagogues in Germany and Austria. 

Upcoming events

Daniel Finkelstein in conversation with Debórah Dwork at the Leo Baeck Institute, New York

This special event hosted in partnership with the Centre for Jewish History will see British journalist and politician, Daniel Finkelstein OBE, in conversation with Prof Debórah Dwork in celebration of Two Roads Home: Hitler, Stalin and the Miraculous Survival of My Family, Daniel Finkelstein’s remarkable new book. Learn more about the legacy of the Wiener Library and the tragic personal histories embedded in its founding.

Hybrid Event: Matthias Weniger – The Restitution of Stolen Silver

At this event, Third Generation Network committee member Tom Willett will introduce Dr Matthias Weniger, head of provenance research at the Bavarian National Museum. Dr Weniger directs a project tracing the heirs of 111 silver objects confiscated by the German Reich and later bought by the museum.

In conversation: Darfur20/Sudan – Justice, accountability, impunity

A joint Wiener Holocaust Library and Waging Peace event to mark 20 years since the start of genocide in Darfur, and renewed violence across Sudan in 2023.

Book talk: Andrea Hammel, The Kindertransport: what really happened

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.

Public Lecture, Resisters: How ordinary Jews fought persecution in Hitler’s Germany, by Professor Wolf Gruner

In collaboration with the Holocaust and Genocide Research Partnership (The Wiener Holocaust Library and the Holocaust Research Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London). In this lecture from the Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Professor Wolf Gruner will speak about his latest publication, Resisters: How Ordinary Jews Fought Persecution in Hitler’s Germany.
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