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November 2019

Talk: Stewart Purvis: Hampstead Spies

20 November 7:30 pm
Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, Burgh House, New End Square
London, NW3 1LT United Kingdom
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£8

Edith Tudor-Hart was a documentary photographer who chronicled working class life in Britain in the 1930s. Based at her darkroom in Belsize Park she was also a KGB recruiter who talent spotted Kim Philby and other spies. Cambridge spy Anthony Blunt later confessed to MI5 that ’she was the grandmother of us all’.   

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Jacques & Jacqueline Groag

21 November 6:30 pm
The Isokon Gallery, Lawn Road
London, NW3 2XD United Kingdom
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£10

The dramatic and fascinating story of two former Lawn Road Flats residents, brought to life by their biographer, Ursula Prokop.

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December 2019

“A Camp full of Once and future Very Important Persons”

4 December
University of London Senate House, Room 243, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Free

Lecture: Fred Uhlman and Kurt Schwitters in Internment

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Ernst Schoen – the life of an anti-fascist radio pioneer

4 December 7:00 pm
Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 4QH United Kingdom
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£5 – £7

Taking the form of a live radio presentation, this evening will highlight the fascinating life of Ernst Schoen (1884–1960), radio practitioner, writer, composer and lifelong anti-fascist, as presented by Dr Esther Leslie and Dr Sam Dolbear.

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Talk: The Jew as an Outsider?

7 December

Who were the real outsiders? with David Herman

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January 2020

Talk: Judith Kerr

18 January 2020

The recent death of the famous children’s writer, Judith Kerr, an old family friend, received an enormous amount of attention. Many of her best-known books have been loved by generations of young children. Tributes pointed out that she was a German Jewish refugee.

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Talk: Outsider – Yet Belonging

26 January 2020 8:00 pm
New North London Synagogue, East End Road
London, N3 2SY United Kingdom
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£8

Talk: with Jonathan Wittenberg. Reflecting on the life and teachings of Rabbi Albert Friedlander and Rabbi Hugo Gryn, together with their families and students.

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March 2020

The Fashion Revolution: From Berlin to London

1 March 2020 6:30 pm
Kings Place, 90 York Way
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
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£14.50

A panel discussion focussing on two new publications, with Daniel Snowman, Michael Gee, Uwe Westphal, author of Fashion Metropolis Berlin1836-1939: The Story of the Rise and Destruction of the Jewish Fashion Industry and Anna Nyburg, author of The Clothes on our Backs: How Refugees from Nazism Revitalised the British Fashion Trade.

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Dance with the Eye of the Spirit: Examining the Effects of War on the Movement of a Dance Pioneer in Exile

11 March 2020
University of London Senate House, Room 243, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Free

A Presentation including a Film, one of Hilde Holger’s Last Collaborative Projects.

Lecture given by member of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, based at the Institute for Modern Languages Research, University of London

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April 2020

Yom Hashoah Service with Film Screening & Discussion of Home Movie by Caroline Pick

20 April 2020 8:00 pm
New North London Synagogue, East End Road
London, N3 2SY United Kingdom
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£5

Caroline Pick is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and commissioning editor.

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The Escape Act: A Holocaust Memoir

22 April 2020 6:00 pm
New North London Synagogue, East End Road
London, N3 2SY United Kingdom
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£6

Special Yom Hashoah programme for families with older children, teens and adults on Circus Jews Under National Socialism, with academic and artist Stav Meishar.

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June 2020

Friend or Foe? The Contribution of German-speaking Refugees to British Wartime Propaganda

17 June 2020
University of London Senate House, Room 243, Malet Street
London, London WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Free

Lecture given by member of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, based at the Institute for Modern Languages Research, University of London

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