What’s On

Current and upcoming exhibitions

Vergiss mich nicht: Stolpersteine, The Stones of Remembrance

This Reading Room exhibition dives into our unique family papers collections and explores the personal stories of Inge Buchdahl and Alfred Katz behind the Stolpersteine ('stumbling stones') memorials to their lives.

Fred Kormis: Sculpting the Twentieth Century 

Our new exhibition surveys the life and career of Jewish émigré sculptor Fred Kormis and reunites some of the most important of his diverse works, from the woodcut prints he produced in a Prisoner of War camp, to the medallions he made of leading figures in British life, and the first memorial in Britain to the victims of Nazi concentration camps. 

Upcoming events

Online Lunchtime Talk: Refugee Family Stories in the Wiener Holocaust Library’s Collections

This talk will bring to life poignant refugee family stories from the Library’s rich collection. We will trace these families’ journeys through an exploration of historical documents and Survivors’ family archives. Don't miss this enlightening opportunity to uncover the powerful narratives preserved within the Wiener Holocaust Library.

Older Jews and the Holocaust: A public symposium at USHMM

During the Holocaust, older Jews were among the first to be targeted for death or deportation to killing centers. Some wrote about their experiences in diaries and letters, and information can be found in other documentation and post-war testimony. Still, little is known about how older Jews endured persecution, how they responded, and their survival strategies. This symposium will explore new research on the experiences of the elderly during and after the Holocaust, preceding the publication of an edited volume on the same topic. Instead of focusing solely on their vulnerability and death, the speakers will discuss how older individuals lived through genocide and navigated its aftermath, as well as how others reacted to the needs of older Jews.

Virtual Event: The Forgotten and the Despised in the Concentration Camps: New Work on “Criminal” Victims, Andreas Kranebitter in conversation with Anna Hájková

As part of its new academic books series, the Wiener Holocaust Library is delighted to host Dr Andreas Kranebitter, who will speak about the topic of his new book, The Construction of Criminals: The Imprisonment of “Professional Criminals” in the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. Dr Kranebitter, whose book is currently published in German and in preparation in English, will discuss his findings with Prof Anna Hájková in this special virtual event.

Book Talk: Hitler’s People, Richard J. Evans

Who were the Nazis? What happened to their moral compass? Join us for a discussion of a new biographical study of the lives and personalities of the leaders and functionaries of the Nazi regime, which offers a new way to understand the atrocities that followed.

Virtual Teacher Talk on the Nazi Police/ Terror State

As well as allowing KS3 teachers to add greater depth to their lessons on Nazi Germany, this talk will enable teachers to better guide their GCSE and A Level students through exploring issues such as the ways were the lives of the German people affected by the Nazi police state, and how and why the Nazis were able to create a police state in the years 1933–39.
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