We are pleased to offer to Members and the wider community of interested guests a variety of events. Currently these are all held on Zoom.
We offer a range of events – Discussion Group meetings every other month, on a range of topics and issues of relevance to the Second and Third Generations; Talks and Presentations followed by a Q&A, Panel Discussions and Workshops. We also hold joint events with the Wiener Holocaust Library and other relevant organisations. Periodically we arrange or co-arrange conferences. We are very much open to suggestions; please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any recommendations or ideas.
Discussion Group meetings are informal meetings primarily for Members, on a specific theme or personal experience. The meetings are an opportunity for Members to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences in relation to a particular topic – relating to the legacy of growing up with a parent/s, grandparent/s affected by the Holocaust. A Member may provide a short introduction to the topic before we open up to a more general discussion. We endeavour to keep the group small in number, fewer than 25 people, in order to provide an opportunity for everyone to engage and be heard. All contributions are respected in what is a ‘safe space’ for all. The meetings are not recorded. Examples of previous discussion group topics can be seen below and in the Archived Posts.
The Talks and Presentations are open to non-Members but where numbers are limited and events oversubscribed, priority will be given to Members. Our speakers are mainly Members of the Second and Third Generations who have particular knowledge, expertise or experience, speaking either individually or as part of a panel. Their presentations are followed by Q&A sessions where attendees have the chance to share their own experience and knowledge. Registration for these events is via Eventbrite and a link is provided before each event. These events are recorded and at a later date the recordings are made available for Members only to view. Examples of past presentations can be seen below and in the Archived Posts.
We have also been involved in arranging and supporting a number of Conferences, including the Kindertransport Conference at UCL, London University, the Holocaust Generations Conference at the Institute of Education, London, and the Working Groups on Descendants of Survivors Conference in Cologne. Our plans for a conference on internment were put on hold due to the pandemic, but we hope to be involved in arranging conferences again in the future, once it is safe to do so.
Zoom programming has enabled us to create a series of highly popular writing Workshops with Nick Barlay, Second Generation author of Scattered Ghosts.
To view archived posts please click here.