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The Missing: The True Story of My Family in World War II – Book Launch

19 February 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

The Wiener Holocaust Library, London

By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is the true story of Michael Rosen’s search for his relatives who “went missing” during the Second World War – told through prose, poetry, maps, and pictures. When Michael was growing up, stories often hung in the air about his great-uncles: one was a clock-mender and the other a dentist. They were there before the war, he would say, and weren’t after.

Over many years, Michael tried to find out exactly what happened: he interviewed family members, scoured the internet, pored over books and traveled to America and France. The story he uncovered was one of terrible persecution – and it has inspired his poetry for years since. Here, poems old and new are balanced against an immensely readable narrative; both an extraordinary account and a powerful tool for talking to children about the Holocaust.

Michael will be in conversation with the Library’s Senior Curator and Head of Education, Dr Barbara Warnock.

Details

Date:
19 February
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=545

Venue

The Wiener Library
29 Russell Square
London, W1B 5DP United Kingdom
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Phone:
0207 636 7247
Website:
https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/