News & Events

Monday 2nd March – Fictionalising the Shoah (Jewish Book Week) The Second Generation Network is sponsoring this evening event. ‘To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.’ But despite Theodor Adorno’s dictum dramatising the Holocaust has become a trend, in both books and film. Should the Holocaust, the nadir of humanity, Continue reading Monday 2nd March – Fictionalising the Shoah (Jewish Book Week)
Tuesday 3rd March – Discussing the Holocaust with Subsequent Generations This Network discussion group meeting for members of the Second and Third Generations, looks at the subject of discussing the Holocaust with subsequent generations. When is the right time? What is the right age, the best way? Which books, films or other Continue reading Tuesday 3rd March – Discussing the Holocaust with Subsequent Generations
Friday 13th March 2020 – Writing the Holocaust Workshop As a follow-up to our very well-attended Writing the Holocaust discussion group meeting, we will be holding a one-day writing workshop at the Wiener Holocaust Library for members of Second Generation Network. For further details and to register your interest – Continue reading Friday 13th March 2020 – Writing the Holocaust Workshop
Tuesday 28th April – George Szirtes: the Dual Perspective of an Exile The prize-winning poet and translator will talk about his experience as a member of the Second Generation, his parent’s background in the camps, coming to the UK as a refugee from Hungary in 1956 and the creative process. His talk will be Continue reading Tuesday 28th April – George Szirtes: the Dual Perspective of an Exile
Tuesday 12th May – 80th anniversary of the German Invasion of the Low Countries This Second Generation Network discussion group meeting looks at the tragic repercussions of the German Invasion of France and the Low Countries on 10th May 1940. Many thousands of Jewish refugees, including our parents and grandparents, had fled to these countries and then found Continue reading Tuesday 12th May – 80th anniversary of the German Invasion of the Low Countries

Past Events/News

Tuesday 11th February 2020 – The Forgotten Exiles – Jewish Refugee Domestics in Britain, 1938 – 1945 Although over twice as many refugees from Nazism came to Britain on so-called Domestic Visas than via the Kindertransports, this subject has received far less attention from researchers and the media. Dr Jennifer Craig-Norton will give a fascinating talk about her research Continue reading Tuesday 11th February 2020 – The Forgotten Exiles – Jewish Refugee Domestics in Britain, 1938 – 1945
Tuesday 14th January 2020 – Holocaust Memorial Day theme: Stand Together This Second Generation Network discussion group meeting looks at the HMD theme for 2020. What is the meaning of the concept Stand Together in the context of HMD? What is the significance of the idea for those of us with Continue reading Tuesday 14th January 2020 – Holocaust Memorial Day theme: Stand Together
Tuesday 3rd December – Children under the Nazis A member of the Second Generation Professor Nicholas Stargardt, who gave such an interesting presentation at the 1938 Forum at the Jewish Museum, will explore his research into the impact of Nazism on children during the Holocaust. Using sources from the time, ranging Continue reading Tuesday 3rd December – Children under the Nazis
Nationwide Arts Festival celebrates refugees from Nazi Europe and their contribution to British culture Celebrating Émigré Contributions to British Culture Until March 2020 Insiders/Outsiders is a year-long nationwide arts festival celebrating the indelible contribution of refugees from Nazi-dominated Europe to British culture. Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two, Continue reading Nationwide Arts Festival celebrates refugees from Nazi Europe and their contribution to British culture