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A Bitter Road: Britain and the Refugee Crisis of the 1930s and 1940s
The following is an online version of the exhibition A Bitter Road: Britain and the Refugee Crisis of the 1930s and 1940s which was displayed at The Wiener Library from 26 October 2016 to 17 February 2017. This exhibition examines British responses to refugees in the 1930s and 1940s. It explores governmental actions and the activities of voluntary and international organisations, and examines the experiences of refugees themselves, including the difficulties they faced in attempting to negotiate the road to safety and in integrating into a new society.
Dilemmas, Choices, Responses: Britain and the Holocaust
The following is an online version of the exhibition, Dilemmas, Choices, Responses: Britain and the Holocaust, which was co-curated with the Holocaust Educational Trust's Regional Ambassadors and displayed at The Wiener Library from 14 April - June 2016. This online exhibition was curated by Debbie Minksy as part of her work-study in Autumn 2016. The exhibition highlights documents, photographs and other resources from the Library's collections that challenge commonly held assumptions regarding British responses to the Holocaust, such as that the British government entered the war because of the persecution of European Jewry, and to save the Jews.
A is for Adolf: Teaching German Children Nazi Values
The following is an online version of an exhibition on display at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris from 25 January 2016 to 28 February 2016. It concerns Nazi propaganda targeted at children and is based on an exhibition which was originally held at the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust, London, from 1 December 2011 to 6 March 2012. From the earliest stage of the development of the Nazi movement, the youth in Germany were seen as a crucial political target by leading Nazi propagandists. The original 2011 exhibition A is for Adolf showed the Library's unique collection of Nazi children's books, games and toys to the public for the very first time.