We record all our talks at The Wiener Library. If you missed an event, recordings are available for listening in the Wolfson Reading Room.
CD recordings are also available for purchase for £10 by contacting the Learning department.
"Why we knew nothing about Auschwitz": Former Nazi elite-school pupils' attempts to come to terms with the Holocaust
Fri 24 May 2013 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Dr Helen Roche (University of Cambridge)
Using new evidence, including unpublished documentary sources and freshly-elicited eyewitness testimony, Helen Roche will explore former Napola pupils' diverse reactions to the troubled legacy...
Book launch: 'Walking with the Light'
Thu 30 May 2013 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg joins us at The Wiener Library to celebrate the publication of his new book, Walking with the Light. In 2010, with his dog Mitzpah by his side, Rabbi Wittenberg walked from...
Genealogy Workshop: Second Generation
Tue 4 Jun 2013 5.45pm - 7.00pm
This workshop is designed for descendants of refugees and Holocaust survivors and especially members of the second generation. We can help you trace your family’s origins outside the UK if you...
FilmTalk: “Kosher Nostra” - Screening the Memory of the Jewish-American Gangster in The Godfather Part II
Thu 6 Jun 2013 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Dr Jonathan Munby (Lancaster University)
In 1974, The Godfather, Part II provided an iconic moment in Hollywood history. Italian-American actor, Al Pacino, persuaded his mentor, Lee Strasberg (Jewish-American guru of Method acting), to...
A Campaign to Save the World's Refugees: World Refugee Year 1959-60
Wed 19 Jun 2013 6.30pm
Professor Peter Gatrell (University of Manchester)
The UN campaign for World Refugee Year (1959-1960) was an ambitious attempt by Western governments to increase public awareness of enduring refugee crises fifteen years after the end of the Second...
“I’m not going back”: A Refugee Week writing workshop
Thu 20 Jun 2013 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Refugee Week 2013 This workshop will use the resources of The Wiener Library as inspiration for creative writing, including stories and poems which aim to convey what it is like to be an...
Book launch: 'Ruta's Closet'
Thu 27 Jun 2013 6.30pm
Ruta’s Closet is the harrowing and astonishing true story of how a Lithuanian Jewish family fought to escape the deadly clutches of Hitler’s Final Solution. The ordeal of the Kron family...
The Making of 'The Last Boat'
Fri 28 Jun 2013 1.00pm
A Filmmaker's Journey to Tell the Story of the Last Kindertransport Boat from Poland Filmmaker Alan Reich joins us to discuss his latest project, The Last Boat, which tells the story of the...
FilmTalk: Once Upon a Time in Italy
Thu 26 Sep 2013 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Professor Sir Christopher Frayling
Sergio Leone's massive gangster epic Once Upon a Time in America (1984) was the result of fifteen years of preparation. It told of the rise and fall of a gang of Jewish hoodlums from the Lower...
Seminar: Introduction to Holocaust Studies through the Records of the International Tracing Service Collection at the Wiener Library
Mon 21 Oct 2013 - Fri 25 Oct 2013
The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide, in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS), is pleased to...