George Szirtes: the Dual Perspective of an Exile

The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square, London

The prize-winning poet and translator will talk about his experience as a member of the Second Generation, his parent’s background in the camps, coming to the UK as a refugee from Hungary in 1956 and the creative process.

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.

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 Face of Weimar Culture

The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square, London

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.

Free

Talk: Women Exile Photographers in Britain

The Wiener Library 29 Russell Square, London

When Gerty Simon was forced into exile in 1933 she was one of many photographers who fled Germany and Austria during the 1930s.  John March has made a study of the group of two dozen women exile photographers, some well-known, and others with brief or unrecognised careers.

Free