The art market under the Occupation 1940-1944

Mémorial de la Shoah 17, rue Geoffroy l’Asnier, Paris

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.

Émigré designers in the V&A’s Archive of Art and Design

V&A Blythe House 23 Blythe Road, London

Some of the most important contributors to British design in the mid- and late-twentieth century were Jewish émigrés, many of whom who escaped Nazi Germany in the 1930s or survived the persecution of the Second World War to make their homes in Britain in the 1940s. The working archives, and some private papers, of 28 Jewish designers and practitioners are represented in the AAD.

Free

Ellen Ettlinger: A Folklorist Flees the Nazis

Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road, Oxford

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.

Free

20:20 vision

Victoria and Albert Museum Cromwell Road, London

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 project 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.

Émigré designers in the V&A’s Archive of Art and Design

V&A Blythe House 23 Blythe Road, London

Some of the most important contributors to British design in the mid- and late-twentieth century were Jewish émigrés, many of whom who escaped Nazi Germany in the 1930s or survived the persecution of the Second World War to make their homes in Britain in the 1940s. The working archives, and some private papers, of 28 Jewish designers and practitioners are represented in the AAD.

Leave to Land: The Kitchener Camp Rescue, 1939

Jewish Museum London Raymond Burton House 129-131 Albert Street, London

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

Free – £20

20:20 Stories of Moving Lineage

London College of Communication Elephant and Castle

20:20 is a multimedia, touring arts and heritage project that casts a long lens over the personal memories of refugee families who arrived in the UK from 1999 onwards from Kosovo and other major global conflicts.

The Life of Herbert Bier through his Archive

Wallace Collection Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London

This will be a chance to view the archive material and hear a talk on the life of the art dealer Herbert Bier (1905-1981) in the Visitors’ Library at the Wallace Collection.

Free

Marie-Louise von Motesiczky

This free display covers the life and work of Marie-Louise von Motesiczky alongside other émigrés who escaped Nazi Europe for the relative safety of Britain.

Free

20:20 Stories of Moving Lineage

Willesden Library 95 High Road, London

20:20 is a multimedia, touring arts and heritage project that casts a long lens over the personal memories of refugee families who arrived in the UK from 1999 onwards from Kosovo and other major global conflicts.

20:20 Stories of Moving Lineage

20:20 is a multimedia, touring arts and heritage project that casts a long lens over the personal memories of refugee families who arrived in the UK from 1999 onwards from Kosovo and other major global conflicts.

Lives Lost and Regained: Émigré Art Collections at Tate Archive

Tate Britain Millbank, London

This ‘Show and Tell’ event celebrates the halfway mark of a major project – generously funded by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust – to catalogue and digitise three such émigré collections. They comprise the extensive papers of art historian, J. P. Hodin, the sketchbooks of artist Jankel Adler and the family papers of curator and publisher, David Mayor. A short talk will be given by Archive Curator Peter Eaves, and a range of material displayed from these and other collections.

Free

Child Survivors’ Drawings of the Genocide in Darfur

The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square, London

This exhibition features drawings by child survivors of the genocide and ethnic cleansing perpetrated by Sudanese government forces and the Janjaweed militia against non-Arab Darfuri people since 2003.

Free

The Life of Herbert Bier through his Archive

Wallace Collection Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London

This will be a chance to view the archive material and hear a talk on the life of the art dealer Herbert Bier (1905-1981) in the Visitors’ Library at the Wallace Collection.

Free

Leave to Land: The Kitchener Camp Rescue, 1939

The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square, London

The Kitchener Camp has been largely forgotten today, but in 1939 this derelict army base on the Kent coast became the scene of an extraordinary rescue in which 4,000 men were saved from the Holocaust.