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March 2019

The art market under the Occupation 1940-1944

20 March - 3 November
Mémorial de la Shoah, 17, rue Geoffroy l’Asnier
Paris, 75004 France
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In the summer of 1941, the French government began confiscating businesses, real estate, financial assets and art works from Jews across the country. Victims of both Nazi and Vichy laws, French Jews were stripped of their property and excluded from every sphere of political, social and economic life – a prelude to their physical elimination. Meanwhile, during the Occupation of 1940-1944, France’s art market thrived.

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June 2019

Ellen Ettlinger: A Folklorist Flees the Nazis

4 June - 24 November
Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3PP United Kingdom
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Free

This display marks the eightieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War by highlighting the work of Ellen Ettlinger, a Jewish folklorist who was forced to flee Germany in 1938 due to persecution by the Nazi regime.

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August 2019

Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate performed by Florian Kaplick

24 August
Cample Line, Cample Mill
Cample, Dumfriesshire Scotland DG3 5HD United Kingdom
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Free

As part of CAMPLE LINE's Summer 2019 Edition, Florian Kaplick will perform Kurt Schwitters’ sound poem Ursonate, a vocal piece consisting of four movements, an overture and finale. Schwitters began writing Ursonate in 1922 and first performed it in 1925 before publishing it in 1932 as ‘Sonate in Urlauten’ (Sonata in Primordial Sounds).

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September 2019

Leave to Land: The Kitchener Camp Rescue, 1939

1 September
Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House 129-131 Albert Street
London, NW1 7NB United Kingdom
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Free – £20

A new mobile exhibition about the Kitchener camp rescue of Jewish refugees to Britain in 1939

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Disrupted Lives: Grete Marks and Women in the Holocaust

5 September 6:00 pm
Pallant House Gallery, 8-9 North Pallant
Chichester, West Sussex P019 1TJ United Kingdom
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£8

Dr. Agnes Grunwald-Spier MBE, a holocaust survivor, reveals the remarkable story of ceramicist and artist Grete Marks, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

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Dancing on the Volcano? The History of ‘Weimar Culture’

5 September 6:30 pm
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square
London, W1B 5DP United Kingdom
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Dr Jochen Hung gives a critical introduction to the history of Weimar Republic and the era that shaped Simon and her sitters.

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Conference: The Mad Silkman: Zika & Lida Ascher: Textiles and Fashion

9 September - 10 September
The Museum of Decorative Arts, 17. listopadu Street No.2
110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
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In response to the positive reception the exhibition The Mad Silkman. Zika & Lida Ascher: Textiles and Fashion has enjoyed in the Czech Republic and abroad, among scholars and the general public alike, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague has decided to host an international conference.

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Germano Facetti: A Nazi labour camp survivor who revolutionised British book design

10 September 6:30 pm
Italian Cultural Institute in London, 39 Belgrave Square
London, SW1X 8NX United Kingdom
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Free

The Italian Cultural Institute celebrates Germano Facetti: a Nazi labour camp survivor who changed the face of publishing in Britain.

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The Face of Weimar Culture

12 September 6:30 pm
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square
London, W1B 5DP United Kingdom
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Free

Taking Gerty Simon’s striking image (c. 1929) of the sculptor Renée Sintenis as a starting point, this talk will explore Simon’s photographs as part of a wider culture of the artistic face and body in Weimar modernity.

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20:20 vision

14 September - 30 October
London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle SE1 6SB United Kingdom + Google Map

20:20 vision is a dynamic arts and community legacy project from not-for-profits Salusbury WORLD Refugee Centre and FotoDocument, which celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK. The work focuses on 20 children from diverse backgrounds who arrived in the UK circa 1999 and casts a long lens over their lives and achievements fast forwarding 20 years later to 2019.

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Insiders/Outsiders: Refugee Dancers from Nazi Europe and their Contribution to British Culture

14 September 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
The Performance Hub, WALSALL Campus, University of Wolverhampton, Gorway Rd
Walsall, West Midlands WS3 3EZ United Kingdom
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Free

This one-day symposium will examine the contribution of refugee dancers from Nazi Europe and their contribution to British Culture.

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Maurice Blik: Exhibition & Artist’s Talk

16 September - 20 September
Bowman Sculpture, , 6 Duke Street, St James’s SW1Y 6BN
London, SW1Y 6BN United Kingdom
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After decades of making sculpture, in the last two years, Maurice Blik has identified a unique and personal way of working to externalise his thoughts and feelings.  Now his sculptures leap, dance, stride, walk, hurry, peer, to express what it feels like to be alive.

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