Third Generation and Network Committee Member Tom Willett will introduce Dr Matthias Weniger, Head of Provenance Research at the Bavarian National Museum. Dr Weniger directs a project tracing the heirs of 111 silver objects confiscated by the German Reich and later bought by the museum. The objects had been seized and sold to the museum as part of the gigantic silver levy imposed on German Jews in 1939. Dr Weiniger will explain how he and his small team have been tracing the heirs and returning the items. After the talk there will be a chance to ask questions and share stories of family objects that have been returned or restituted. This event is open to members of the First, Second and Third Generations. For further information and to book, please go to: https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/event/hybrid-event-mattias-weniger-the-restitution-of-stolen-silver/
Network Members Anita Grosz and Elaine Sinclair will introduce the discussion of this topic by sharing their own experiences of working with, supporting and hosting refugees. A chance for Members of the Second and Third Generations to contribute their own experiences of working with and helping refugees. The Discussion Group meetings are for Members of the Second and Third Generations. Numbers are limited and Network Members will be given priority.
Start time: 6.20pm for 6.30pm GMT (finish time 8:00pm) to give everyone time to set up and check their Zoom link.
If you would like to attend, please email: email@example.com
The Network is presenting a panel discussion with three activists about the impact coming from a refugee background has had on their work with refugees. Panellists will share their work experiences and how their background impacted their choices. The panellists are: Nina Kaye (Second Generation), co-founder of Refugees at Home and of Epsom Refugee Network, Jennifer Langer (Second Generation), founder of Exiled Writers Ink and Mia Hasenson-Gross (Third Generation), Executive-Director of René Cassin, the Jewish Voice for Human Rights organisation.
Following the panel discussion there will be an opportunity to ask questions and to share your own experiences of working with refugees.
Start time: 6:20pm for 6:30pm BST (finish time 8:00pm) to give everyone time to set up and check their Zoom link. For further details please visit:
The Network AGM is open to all Network Members. If you would like to join, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be an an open mic entertainment in between the various AGM reports, such as poetry reading, a song, a musical interlude.
Sign up and join us in the fun. Each act should last approximately three minutes. David Clark will be the MC so do contact him at email@example.com if you would like to take part.
Dr Rachel Pistol, a digital historian at King’s College London who works on the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure, will describe the contents of the World Jewish Relief archive (which has now been digitised) and how to access documents and files relating to refugees who fled Nazi persecution and came to the UK 1933-1946. WJR have the names of over 275,000 people and records for 65,000 refugees they supported in the 1930s and 1940s. Our relatives may well be amongst those who were registered and/or assisted.
Dr Kathrin Kleibl. a provenance researcher at the German Maritime Museum and head of a project on the auctioning of Jewish removal goods in the late 1930s and early 1940s in Bremen and Hamburg, will speak about the LostLiftdatabase (https://lostlift.dsm.museum).The database records details of the items packed by families into Liftvans (portable storage containers) that were due to be sent abroad, as people fled, but were seized and ultimately auctioned off. The database also details the looting process and sometimes provides documents about the items in the Liftvans. Dr Kleibl will give examples and explain how the descendants of the original owners are being traced, including Janet Lew, a Member of the Network Committee and how the LostLift database can be accessed.
A documentary about the project will be broadcast on 19/20th August on Deutsche Welle
This event is open to all members of the Second and Third Generations and there will be time after the presentations for your questions and comments.
If you are interested, please follow this link:
Start time: 6.20pm for 6.30pm BST (finish time 8.00pm) to give everyone time to set up and check their Zoom link.
Drawing on his own experiences, Network Member John Wohlgemuth will introduce the discussion of this topic. As members of the Second and Third Generations (2G/3G), are we fearful or fearless, do we tend to seek or avoid frightening situations? This is an opportunity for Members of the Second and Third Generations to contribute their own experiences of feeling anxious, being fearful or fearless, and the consequences. The discussion will also include possible ways in which we can try to manage anxiety.The Discussion Group meetings are for Members of the Second and Third Generations. Numbers are limited and Network Members will be given priority. A Zoom link will be provided. Start time: 6.20pm for 6.30pm BST (finish time 8:00pm) to give everyone time to set up and check their Zoom link. If you are interested, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.