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Events and courses highlighted in the November 2022 Ambassador Newsletter

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

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The Thin Edge of the Wedge, Kristallnacht play reading

Holocaust Educational Trust, 9th November 2022, 7:00pm-8:30pm

On the anniversary of Kristallnacht, several Ambassadors will be reading monologues from the play The Thin Edge of the Wedge by Phyllis Zimbler-Miller. Phyllis herself will also be joining for a Q&A and to consider the relevance of the play today.

If you're interested in drama and creative responses to the Holocaust, join us for this exciting event and to support your fellow Ambassadors!

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Recovery & Repair: Supporting Jewish Family Histories of the Holocaust in Britain

Wiener Holocaust Library, 23rd November 2022, 3:30pm-5:30pm
In-person at Holocaust Centre North, Huddersfield

The Wiener Holocaust Library is home to the UK’s International Tracing Service (ITS) 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.

This event offers the chance to view the Library’s temporary exhibition ‘Fate Unknown: The Search for the Missing after the Holocaust’, as well as the opportunity to hear from its curators and ITS Digital Archive researchers to learn more about this remarkable collection and how it can be used to help in family research and academic work.

This workshop will help you take the first steps in conducting your own research using the ITS Digital Archive, including how to make use of sources freely available online.

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

Wiener Holocaust Library, 14th December 2022, 4:00pm-5:00pm

This workshop marks 80 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.

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Online resources

The Jewish History of the Medieval Tower of London

Historic Royal Palaces

World-famous as a royal fortress and prison, the Tower of London is also one of the most substantial standing remains of medieval England’s Jewish history. From the mid-twelfth century to the expulsion of the Anglo-Jewry in 1290, the Tower was both a place of imprisonment and of refuge for hundreds of Jews.

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The Nazi Concentration Camps

Birkbeck Institute

The SS operated over 25 concentration camps during the Nazi dictatorship (1933–45), and over 1,100 attached satellite camps. These camps did not all operate at the same time, however. The SS system changed all the time, and so did the prisoner population, the conditions and the buildings. There was no typical concentration camp.

This resource explores concentration camps and explains their role using testimonies. It provides timelines, themes and testimonies to back up all information.

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