Daniela Abraham (Third Generation) from the Sinti Roma Holocaust Memorial Trust will be describing her family’s experience during WWII and the impact this and continuing persecution has had on her life. There will be an opportunity for 2g/3g Sinti, Roma and Network Members to discuss our common experiences. This will be a hybrid meeting – in person at the Wiener Holocaust Library and on Zoom. It is open only to Network Members and those invited from the 2g/3g Sinti and Roma community. Numbers are limited. Start time 6.20pm for 6.30pm BST. If you would like more information and or to attend this meeting, please email email@example.com
Following Brexit many of us will have been considering how we can retain a European identity, and will have been prompted to apply for restitution of citizenship or at least to consider the implications of taking such a step.
Four Network Members will share their own experiences of making such applications for citizenship – Historian Anna Teicher (Polish), Psychotherapist Jon Blend (Austrian), Teacher David Wirth (Hungarian) and Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Rosemary Schonfeld (Czech) – highlighting some of the practical, legal and administrative considerations, some also addressing their reservations and concerns.
There will be time after the presentations to ask questions and share your own experiences of applying for and obtaining restitution of citizenship, or deciding that such a step isn’t for you. Booking details to follow.
Author and photographer, Marc Wilson, in conversation with Ben Barkow, former Director of the Wiener Holocaust Library, will talk about his project to photograph Holocaust sites across Nazi-occupied Europe. Based around 22 Holocaust survivor stories (including Second and Third Generation) 370 photographs are presented in his book to be published in September.
As a member of the Fourth Generation, Marc reflects: ‘Twenty-one former strangers (but now friends) learning more about my own family, where it fits in to both the work and the history and of course in my life. How do you include such personal history in a wider body of work such as this? How do you not become so consumed that it blinds you to the making of the work, to remain calm but passionate, quiet but screaming, clear-eyed but filled with tears.’
Marc will describe his approach to his work and its impact upon him. There will be a Q&A following the talk. Start time 6.20pm for 6.30pm GMT to give everyone time to set up and check their Zoom connection. To register go to: marc-wilson.eventbrite.co.uk
Caroline Slifkin will speak to the Network about her commemorative art project and the creative works submitted by members of the Second and Third Generations. Caroline Slifkin is an artist and a Holocaust educator who specialises in teaching about the Holocaust through Holocaust Art. A Fellow of the Imperial War Museum London in Holocaust Education, with a project in Holocaust Arts Education, ‘Art in the Shadow of Death’; a Fellow of Royal Holloway University of London in Holocaust and Jewish Civilisation; a Yad Vashem graduate; and a Freelance educator for the Holocaust Educational Trust.
Keepsakes of the Kindertransport/Holocaust creative art book project
In lockdown we have had to find more creative ways to work together and learn. This project is a way to use the time to reflect, revisit and share stories and experiences with each other. Creating individual pieces, that will be joined with others in a collaborative art book, is a way of staying connected, feeling part of the community, connecting locally, nationally and internationally with one another. The project is open to members of the Second and Third Generations (Kinder, Holocaust survivors and refugees) around the world. The deadline is the end of December 2020.
How to get involved:
Create your own reflective piece/s and email it/them to Caroline: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Size: Maximum for each piece – A4 – 210 × 297 mm or 8.3 × 11.7 inches.
Materials: any drawing, painting, written words, quotes, mixed media, collage, and copies of photographs and documents. Anything two-dimensional, as all pieces will be collated to make a handmade art book.