News & Events

Writing the Holocaust – Authors’ Perspectives Wednesday 14th October – Writing the Holocaust —Authors’ Perspectives As part of our series of events on ‘Writing the Holocaust’, we will hear from: Second Generation Network Member Esther Saraga – Berlin to London: An Emotional History of Two Refugees, Continue reading Writing the Holocaust – Authors’ Perspectives

Past Events/News

Tuesday 8th September – Discussion Group on Commemoration: To lay Stolpersteine or not to lay Stolpersteine? That is the question… These commemorative ‘stumbling’ stones are one way to honour the memory of relatives persecuted and murdered by the Nazi regime but they can raise complex issues. What are your thoughts and experiences? Network committee member Gina Burgess Winning will provide Continue reading Tuesday 8th September – Discussion Group on Commemoration: To lay Stolpersteine or not to lay Stolpersteine? That is the question…
Tuesday 11th August – Holocaust Education Presentation and Q&A Long-standing Network Member Vera Bernstein, now also a member of Generation 2 Generation, will share her family’s Holocaust history. Her presentation was part of G2G’s Holocaust Education programme  (www.generation2generation.org.uk). Vera will answer questions on her own experience of providing Holocaust Continue reading Tuesday 11th August – Holocaust Education Presentation and Q&A
Wednesday 15th July – Discussion Group – Internment To mark 80 years since the Internment of German and Austrian Jewish refugees in the UK, including many of our relatives, Network Committee Member Lesley Urbach will provide an introduction to this Discussion Group topic, highlighting its relevance for members Continue reading Wednesday 15th July – Discussion Group – Internment
Wednesday 24th June – Nick Barlay – Writing the Holocaust, followed by Q&A   Following the unfortunate postponement of the very popular writing workshop, we are delighted that Second Generation author and novelist Nick Barlay has agreed to provide a presentation/masterclass on his own experience of writing about his Holocaust heritage in Scattered Ghosts, Continue reading Wednesday 24th June – Nick Barlay – Writing the Holocaust, followed by Q&A  
Tuesday 9th June – George Szirtes – The Dual Perspective of an Exile, followed by Q&A The prize-winning poet and translator will talk about his experience as a member of the Second Generation, his parents’ background in the camps, coming to the UK as a refugee from Hungary in 1956 and the creative process. His talk Continue reading Tuesday 9th June – George Szirtes – The Dual Perspective of an Exile, followed by Q&A
Tuesday 26th May – Discussion Group – The Invasion of the Netherlands Tuesday 26th May – Discussion Group – The Invasion of the Netherlands To mark 80 years since the invasion of the Netherlands on 10th May 1940 that trapped our relatives, forcing them to choose between going into hiding or facing Continue reading Tuesday 26th May – Discussion Group – The Invasion of the Netherlands
Tuesday 26th May – Panel Discussion – Visits to Places with Family History Connections Originally part of the AJR’s International Forum on the Second Generation, which was cancelled in April, this discussion will now be held via Zoom. Teresa von Sommaruga, Rosemary Schonfeld and David Clark will present the talk, which looks at the Continue reading Tuesday 26th May – Panel Discussion – Visits to Places with Family History Connections
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
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 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