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Book Launch: The Boy in the Statue

Join The Wiener Library in celebrating the launch of Sir Erich Reich's autobiography


The Boy in the Statue is the personal story of a Jewish refugee boy, Erich, who arrived in this country from Nazi-occupied Europe three days before the start of the war. He was just four, and would never see his parents again.

Erich’s earliest memories are of the tiny room he slept in off the bedroom of the couple he called Mutti and Vater but who were the Kreibichs, his foster parents. Traumatised by the separation from his birth family he blocks out, from then to now, all memory of his life before, even failing to recognise his eldest brother when he turns up years later.

Erich must come to terms with the realisation that the Kreibichs are not his real parents, to learn of his past, his family and how he came on the Kindertransport.

The book follows his unusual journey from orphan refugee boy to man, and from Vienna to Buckingham Palace!

The evening will feature words from Sir Erich Reich.

Sir Erich Reich is chairman of the Kindertransport-Association of Jewish Refugees, and through his innovative concept of overseas charity challenges, helped to raise millions for charity.


Speaker(s):

Sir Erich Reich | talks

 

Date and Time:

12 September 2017 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
29 Russell Square
London
WC1B 5DP
020 7636 7247
http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk

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Tickets:

Free but booking essential

Available from:

http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=344

Additional Information:

An accessible toilet is available in the basement and can be reached via the lift.
For visitors with hearing impairment, an induction loop in the exhibition area and the Wolfson Reading Room is compatible with T-coil equipped hearing aids.
We welcome Guide and Assistance dogs in the exhibition area and the Wolfson Reading Room.
If you have any comments, questions, or concerns regarding accessibility at the Library, please email us at info@wienerlibrary.co.uk or call us at +44 (0) 20 7636 7247.

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