Events

See what’s coming up at the library, or you may be interested in past events.

Virtual Student and Teacher Talk: Refugees from Nazism in Britain

Around 80,000 Jewish refugees arrived to the UK between 1933 and 1945. Aimed at GCSE and A-Level students, this talk will utilise sources from the Library’s unique archive to trace some of the journeys made by these 80,000 refugees, focusing on ‘ordinary’ people. It will also explore British responses to these refugees, including governmental actions and the activities of community and voluntary organisations.

Safe Haven – the Leslie Brent story: Travelling Exhibition and Talk

The Wiener Holocaust Library The Wiener Holocaust Library, London, United Kingdom

This exhibition will be on show on Thursday 20th June at the Wiener Library from 10.00am - 5pm followed by a talk by Mike Levy, Holocaust educator and author, based on his extensive research about the importance of Dovercourt in acting as the first safe haven for many kindertransportees.

Screening: Filmmakers for the Prosecution, with Sandra Schulberg and Sharon Rosen Leib

United Talent Agency Beverly Hills 9336 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, United States

The US Friends of The Wiener Holocaust Library will host an event featuring the screening of  Filmmakers for the Prosecution, a documentary produced by Sandra Schulberg that retraces the steps of two men, Budd and Stuart Schulberg, tasked with gathering evidence for the Nuremberg Trials.

Rabbi Prof Dr Elisa Klapheck: Regina Jonas – the first female Rabbi

The Wiener Holocaust Library The Wiener Holocaust Library, London, United Kingdom

This event is hosted as part of our Library of Lost Books exhibition series. In this talk her biographer, Rabbi Prof Dr Elisa Klapheck, will share insights into a life that inspired a new kind of women’s participation in Jewish religious practice.

Exhibition Event: The Library of Lost Books – Reloaded

The Wiener Holocaust Library The Wiener Holocaust Library, London, United Kingdom

The Library of Lost Books team from the Leo Baeck Institutes in London and Jerusalem will host a roundtable discussion with students, teachers, and educators who have participated in the international citizen science project Library of Lost Books that seeks to gather information about the current whereabouts of a Nazi looted library.

Hybrid Event: Sex, Violence and Speech in the Holocaust: The Case of Yiddish, Hannah Pollin-Galay with Zoe Waxman

The Wiener Holocaust Library The Wiener Holocaust Library, London, United Kingdom

This lecture will explore new Holocaust-era Yiddish words for sex and sexual violence, uncovering stories of both desire and abuse. These terms illuminate the importance of new historical realities such as sex barter and loss of libido, as well as long-standing ideas about the Jewish female body.

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