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.
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Start time: 6.20pm for 6.30pm BST (finish time 8.00pm) to give everyone time to set up and check their Zoom link.