What’s On

Current and upcoming exhibitions

Crisis of Britishness? Immigration, Race and Nation in Modern Britain

The idea that British identity and culture is threatened by non-white migration has pervaded contemporary British history. This exhibition highlights far-right nationalist rhetoric and the anti-fascist, anti-racist responses that followed. Using items from our unique archive it highlights the struggle over immigration, race and nation in Britain in the 1970-90s.

Genocidal Captivity: Retelling the Stories of Armenian and Yezidi Women

This exhibition explores stories of Armenian and Yezidi women held in genocidal captivity, using humanitarian records of Armenian survivors from the 1920s and recent interviews with and compelling portraits of Yezidi survivors in Iraq.

The Library of Lost Books

Our latest exhibition brings the story of the Higher Institute for Jewish Studies, Berlin (1872-1942) and its library into the heart of London.

Upcoming events

Hybrid Book Talk: Anne Berest in Conversation with Rachel Seiffert, The Postcard

The Wiener Holocaust Library is delighted to host this in conversation book talk event with author Anne Berest on her latest book, The Postcard as part of our Family Histories of the Holocaust series.

Hybrid Exhibition PhD and a Cup of Tea: British Representations of the Armenian Genocide and the Role of Gender

This event is organised as part of the Genocidal Captivity exhibition events series. The PhD and a Cup of Tea doctoral seminar series is designed for early-career researchers and PhD candidates to present their research for feedback from other researchers, PhD candidates, and faculty.

Hybrid Exhibition Event: The Yezidi Genocide today – ‘It’s been nine years, and we are still there, in the tent’

What are the challenges facing Yezidi genocide survivors and internally displaced people living in the camps of northern Iraq today? How is Yezidi society changing? How do survivors feel about returning to their homes in Sinjar, the administration of the Iraqi government compensation scheme, and efforts to seek justice and accountability? And how are humanitarian organisations trying to help them meet these needs?  Find out more from an expert panel as part of our Genocidal Captivity exhibition events series.

A Pandora’s Box: Songs and Memory in “Final Account: Third Reich Testimonies”

In his presentation Zoltán Kékesi talks about his work with the Final Account collection and focuses on one particular aspect: “Watching the interviews, I was struck by how vividly men and women late in their life remembered songs from a remote past, and by the range of emotional responses they exhibited when asked about them: from zest to shame, from remorse to nostalgia. Even when they refused to sing, songs took interviewees back in time; and with the songs came a multitude of experiences and personal stories.”

Book Talk & Performance: The Piano Player of Budapest – Unearthing a family’s melodies and memories

Join us for a Q&A with author Roxanne de Bastion to learn about her grandfather's remarkable story of survival, as well as his music. Roxanne will be joined by her aunt Julie de Bastion, as they share thoughts on how trauma is passed down through generations and how shining a light on the past can be healing for future generations.
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