What’s On

Current and upcoming exhibitions

Expelled! The History of the “Polenaktion”

On the last weekend of October 1938, 25,000 Jews with Polish passports were arrested, rounded up and deported by train to the Polish border. This exhibition marks the 85th anniversary of the expulsion.

Documenting atrocities: Synagogue attacks during Kristallnacht

This exhibition draws upon a set of documents from our archives that relate to efforts by the JCIO and later The Wiener Library to gather evidence about the attacks on synagogues in Germany and Austria. 

Upcoming events

Public Lecture, Resisters: How ordinary Jews fought persecution in Hitler’s Germany, by Professor Wolf Gruner

In collaboration with the Holocaust and Genocide Research Partnership (The Wiener Holocaust Library and the Holocaust Research Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London). In this lecture from the Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Professor Wolf Gruner will speak about his latest publication, Resisters: How Ordinary Jews Fought Persecution in Hitler’s Germany.

Virtual Student and Teacher Talk: Forgotten Victims: The Nazi Genocide of the Roma and Sinti

This workshop marks 81 years since that decree and yet little is known about the genocide carried out against the Roma and Sinti communities of Europe by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Second World War.  Referred to as ‘the forgotten Holocaust’ by Professor Eve Rosenhaft, this workshop draws upon The Wiener Holocaust Library’s collections of material on the genocide to uncover the story of this understudied aspect of Nazi persecution.

Online Event: The Impact of the Israel – Hamas War, with Natasha Hausdorff and Jake Wallis-Simons

Please join us for this AJR 3G event, a discussion between Natasha Hausdorff and Jake Wallis Simons, chaired by Michael Newman.

PhD and a Cup of Tea: Reconfiguring Humanitarianism in the Margins of Empire – Displacement and Relief in Turkestan, 1914-1924

During the First World War, nearly 300.000 refugees and prisoners of war were displaced to Turkestan, which brought the local population into direct contact with a conflict that was being waged thousands of miles away in Russia’s Western borderlands and on the Caucasus front. After the end of the war and the collapse of the Russian Empire, Central Asia once again became host to refugees fleeing catastrophe in Soviet Russia. In 1921, when famine struck the Volga region, the Soviet government transported thousands of people to remote parts of the nascent USSR.

Exhibition Launch: ‘IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS’ a daughter’s response to her father’s silence, with Learning from the Righteous and Finchley Reform Synagogue

Holocaust education charity Learning from the Righteous and Finchley Reform Synagogue’s HMD Group are honoured to help fulfil the family’s wish that Jenny’s work continues to provoke reflection and are pleased to present this travelling exhibition suitable for schools, colleges and communal spaces where each shoe exhibited bears witness to a life cut short. Join us for the launch of the exhibition at this evening event at The Wiener Holocaust Library.
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