Network Member, Sue Smeding, will talk about her work at the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, and how the Second Generation experience in Holland differs from that in the UK. If circumstances allow, Sue will do the talk from the Anne Frank house itself. Full details to follow.
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Who was saved? How? By whom? What are the lasting impacts on the Second and Third Generations? Network Member Naomi Levy will introduce this topic, focusing on her work to uncover and explore her mother’s story that involve rescue organisations during and after the Holocaust, in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and France. An informal discussion group for
members of the Second and Third Generations and a chance for you to share your own experiences and legacies. Start time 6.15pm for 6.30pm to give people time to set up and check their Zoom connection. Numbers are limited and Network members will be given priority. A Zoom link will be provided. To receive your Zoom invitation, please check the Second Generation Network emails nearer the time.
As part of our series of events on ‘Writing the Holocaust’, we will hear from: Second Generation Network Member Esther Saraga – Berlin to London: An Emotional History of Two Refugees, fellow member of the Second Generation, Debra Barnes – The Young Survivors, and journalist and author Jack Fairweather – The Volunteer. Esther and Debra will share their experiences of working with and shaping their family material and history into narrative form, and Jack will explain how he carried out historical research and reconstructed the story. Their presentations will be followed by a Q+A session, giving you the opportunity to share your own experiences of writing and researching your family’s Holocaust history.
Start time 6.15pm for 6.30pm to give people time to set up and check their Zoom connection. Details of the eventbrite link will be included in the events email sent to Members. If you are not in receipt of these emails and would like to join the Network or to attend the event as a guest of the Network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
These commemorative ‘stumbling’ stones are one way to honour the memory of relatives persecuted and murdered by the Nazi regime but they can raise complex issues. What are your thoughts and experiences? Network committee member Gina Burgess Winning will provide a short introduction to the topic outlining her experience of arranging for the laying of 20 Stolpersteine in the past ten years. An informal discussion group that provides an opportunity for members of the Second and Third Generations to share their views. Start time 6.15pm for 6.30pm to give people time to set up and check their Zoom connection. Numbers will be limited to 20. A Zoom link will be provided. To receive your Zoom invitation, please email davidwirth@secondgeneration.
Long-standing Network Member Vera Bernstein, now also a member of Generation 2 Generation, will share her family’s Holocaust history. Her presentation was part of G2G’s Holocaust Education programme (www.generation2generation.
To mark 80 years since the Internment of German and Austrian Jewish refugees in the UK, including many of our relatives, Network Committee Member Lesley Urbach will provide an introduction to this Discussion Group topic, highlighting its relevance for members of the Second and Third Generations and echoes in today’s world. A chance to share your own family’s experiences and your own thoughts on this topic. . A chance to share your family’s experiences and your own thoughts on this subject. Start time 6.30pm. Numbers will be limited to 20. A Zoom link will be provided. To receive your Zoom invitation, please email lesleyurbach@secondgeneration.