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Events and exhibitions highlighted in the April 2022 Ambassador Newsletter

Here are some events and online exhibitions that we think may be interesting to our Ambassadors over the next couple of months.

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Virtual events

5th May 2022 6:30 – 8:00pm

The Wiener Holocaust Library - Hybrid Book Talk: Carole Angier in conversation with Philippe Sands

Speak, Silence: In Search of WG Sebald as part of The Library’s new academic book event series. The book explores Sebald’s life and work through the memories of those who knew him and through the work he left behind, from his birth as a second-generation German at the end of the Second World War, through his rejection of the poisoned inheritance of the Third Reich, to his emigration to England, exploring the choice of isolation and exile that drove his work.

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9th May 2022 6:30 – 8:00pm

Wiener Holocaust library – Virtual Panel Discussion on Holocaust Distortion

This panel is in association with Yet Again to mark the launch of their resource, Holocaust Distortion in Europe: An Interactive Map. In this event, panellists will discuss some of the issues around Holocaust distortion, including considering how Holocaust distortion should be defined; how, when and where ideas of Holocaust distortion have developed; how Holocaust distortion differs (or not) from Holocaust denial, and what threat Holocaust distortion poses to public discourses.

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11th May 2022 6:30 – 7:30pm

Wiener Holocaust Library - Exhibition Talk: We Fight Fascists: The 43 Group and their Forgotten Battle for Post-War Britain

In this event, Daniel Sonabend, historian and author of We Fight Fascists: The 43 Group and their Forgotten Battle for Post-War Britain, will tell the story of the militant Jewish anti-fascist organisation the 43 Group.

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In-person event

23rd May 2022 4:00 – 6:00pm, Manchester Jewish Museum

The Wiener Holocaust Library - Recovery & Repair: Fate Unknown: The Search for the Missing after the Holocaust

The Wiener Holocaust Library is home to the UK’s International Tracing Service digital archive, which holds millions of documents related to the Holocaust and Nazi era. The archive preserves the shared past of victims and survivors of the Holocaust and helps support family research of Nazi persecution.

Join the co-curators of the Fate Unknown exhibition, Professor Dan Stone and Dr Christine Schmidt, who will explore the remarkable, little-known story of the search for the missing after the Holocaust. Following their talk, a panel of distinguished speakers will discuss patterns of persecution and survival found in Jewish and other archives.

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Yad Vashem - Women Artists in the Holocaust

The various genres – portraits, scenic views and still lifes, as well as the numerous styles and techniques – reflect the cultural richness of female Jewish artists who lived in Europe prior to and during the Holocaust. Some of the paintings and drawings allude to the cruel reality of life in the ghetto while others express the artists’ longing to escape into the realm of beauty and aesthetics. The works left behind by the murdered artists stand in strong contrast with their tragic fate. They are a rare and moving testimony to the existence and productivity of their creators.

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Yet Again – Art Against Apathy

Yet Again UK, alongside Nus Ghani MP, are running an exhibition to address the ordinariness of genocide and atrocity crimes through art. Genocide happens every day.

Yet Again are calling for young people (25 and under) to submit their art pieces raising awareness on genocide. The exhibition seeks to inspire young people to create art in any form – e.g. photography, music, visual art, spoken word, poetry, etc. The most inspirational of these pieces will be displayed in Parliament in July, with a ‘most evocative piece’ chosen by Nus Ghani MP for an award and prize.

Art pieces have to address the theme of apathy in genocide, centred around the following guiding statement:

“The immense suffering of the world comes not from the willingness of the bad, but from the unwillingness of the good.”

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The Jewish Museum, London – The Eye as Witness: Recording the Holocaust

Discover how images shape the way we remember history with The Eye As Witness – a major exhibition using creative technology to contrast Holocaust photos taken by perpetrators with the perspective of victims.

The Eye as Witness is an immersive multimedia experience examining Holocaust photography. It has been designed to make us question the motives behind the recording of historical events and to encourage critical thinking on racism, hatred and ‘fake news’ today.

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