Haunted by History

Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Square, London

A selection of recent essay films – poignant, thought-provoking, sometimes darkly humorous and frequently disturbing – made by UK-based members of the so-called ‘Second Generation’, namely, the children of refugees from Nazi Europe and/or Holocaust survivors, whose work explores the complex and necessarily problematic legacy of their families’ experiences.

Recollections of Hans Keller

Wigmore Hall 36 Wigmore Street, London

Study day and concert celebrating Hans Keller’s centenary, featuring discussion with musicians who knew Keller, a music workshop, film showing and concert by the Elias Quartet.

A Celebration of Hans Keller

The Menuhin Hall Cobham Road, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey

A celebration of Hans Keller by the Yehudi Menuhin School, where Keller taught chamber music in the 1980s.
On Hans Keller’s birthday itself, the Belcea Quartet perform Haydn’s Op.76 No.2 and Britten’s Third Quartet (which Britten dedicated to Keller).

Hans Keller Centenary – Belcea Quartet

Wigmore Hall 36 Wigmore Street, London

On Hans Keller’s birthday itself, the Belcea Quartet perform Haydn’s Op.76 No.2 and Britten’s Third Quartet (which Britten dedicated to Keller).

£14 – £16

Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain: Talk with authors Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund

Daunt Books 51 South End Road, London

The hugely influential Lawn Road Flats, or Isokon building, was commissioned by visionary couple Jack and Molly Pritchard and designed by architect Wells Coates. Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain (Batsford) by Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund tells the extraordinary story of Isokon, and how its network of residents helped shape modern Britain.

£5

Four Parts of a Folding Screen

Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Square, London

Based on documents found in Berlin archives, Four Parts of a Folding Screen explores exclusion, statelessness and the legalised theft and sale of everyday family possessions by the National Socialist regime.

Hans Keller Centenary Celebration

Clare Hall Herschel Road, Cambridge

Cambridge University Library (home of the Hans Keller Archive), the Faculty of Music and Clare Hall combine in a day of talks, discussion and music celebrating Hans Keller’s Centenary.

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.

Talk: ‘Albert Reuss in Mousehole, The Artist As Refugee’

Royal Cornwall Museum River Street, Truro

Albert Reuss (1889-1975) was a Jewish émigré artist. Born in Vienna, he fled to England in 1938 to escape Nazi persecution, losing family, possessions and his reputation as an artist. In 1948, he moved to Mousehole, Cornwall, where he continued to work as an artist, but his style changed dramatically, reflecting the trauma he had suffered.

£4 – £7

“Child Migrants Welcome?”

Migration Museum at The Workshop 26 Lambeth High Street, London

Come to the screening of a series of short films about the welcome and non-welcome experienced by young people who have migrated to the UK – from Syrian children on the Isle of Bute in Scotland, to Iraqi Kurdish youth in Norwich, to Eritreans in Harrow and Polish children in Sidmouth.

£5 – £8.97

A Celebration of Czechoslovak Culture in Wartime Britain

University of London Senate House Room 243, Malet Street, London

Senate House, University of London Aspects of Exile This series of lectures, running from February to December 2019, will be given by members of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, based at the Institute for Modern Languages Research, University of London, who all have a strong interest in German-speaking exile from Nazism. The lectures cover a broad…

Free

London’s Czechoslovak Institute during World War II

University of London Senate House Room 243, Malet Street, London

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

Free

Great British Jews: A Celebration

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

This playful exhibition celebrates the huge contribution that Jews have made to this country across a variety of cultural, scientific and commercial fields.

Free

Insiders/Outsiders: Émigré Poster Designers

London Transport Museum Covent Garden Piazza, London

London Transport commissioned many of the best émigré designers to produce some of the most distinctive posters on the network