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Exhibition Launch: Shattered: Pogrom, November 1938

Limited spaces are available to the general public to attend the launch of our newest exhibition, Shattered: Pogrom, November 1938.


Limited spaces are available to the general public to attend the launch of our newest exhibition, Shattered: Pogrom, November 1938.

The events of 9-10 November 1938, commonly called Kristallnacht, are the focus of The Wiener Library’s new temporary exhibition. Eighty years on, this exhibition explores exactly how the brutal events unfolded.

Through the eyewitness accounts gathered shortly after Kristallnacht, the exhibition examines responses to this unprecedented, nation-wide campaign of violence. Never-before-seen documents from the Library’s collection demonstrate German and Austrian Jews’ desperate attempts to flee, in many cases as refugees to Britain.

Newly curated by Dr Christine Schmidt and Dr Barbara Warnock, Shattered explores the experiences of Jewish women, men and children whose lives were changed forever after November 1938.

The launch reception will include an introduction by the curators, Helen Stone, who has loaned a never-before-exhibited Hanukiah that survived the November Pogrom, and Rabbi Jeremy Gordon (New London Synagogue).


Speaker(s):

Dr Barbara Warnock | talks
Dr Christine Schmidt | talks
Helen Stone | talks
Rabbi Jeremy Gordon | talks

 

Date and Time:

3 October 2018 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, registration essential

Available from:

https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=424

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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