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Reminiscences Veterans

Pop-up photography exhibition and talk in honour of Armistice Day


To commemorate Armistice Day, The Wiener Library is pleased to host a pop-up exhibition of ongoing work by esteemed photographer, Mike Stone, titled Reminiscences: Veterans.

“Veterans”, which will be shown at the Library in partially completed form, arose from Stone’s contact with soldiers for Age UK. In the course of a long term project with Age UK looking at positive practice in dementia care, Mike came to find a great number of ex-servicemen living into extreme old age who retained acute memories. A strange juxtaposition occurred in one particular home where a former British tank Commander who had served with the 8th Army was living in the adjacent room to a gentleman who had come to Britain after the war as a refugee, and in conversation revealed that he had been forcibly conscripted into the Latvian SS.

Thinking about the wartime service of his own family members and his own Latvian great-grandfather led Stone to start this project, collecting interviews and portraits with British Jewish veterans. With initial support from AJEX, Stone has begun to reach out to surviving British Jewish veterans of World War II. To date, he has travelled the country from Glasgow to Littlehampton and completed twelve sets of interviews and portraits.

This event will include a talk by photographer Mike Stone, an opportunity to view the portraits and hear excerpts from some of the interviews, followed by light refreshments.


Speaker(s):

Mike Stone | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

9 November 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:

https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=357

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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