Past Events

Kindersang – Songs from the poetry of a Kindertransport survivor

April 6, 2020

Irish composer Deirdre Gribbin was inspired to write a song cycle after she recently met 97 year old poet and Kindertransport survivor, Lotte Kramer. Amanda Boyd (Soprano) and Emily Daggett Smith (violin) will perform the US premiere of eleven songs written by Gribbin, inspired by Kramer’s touching and revealing poetry. Gribbin’s work has been described as “pure magic, and “so astonishingly powerful that it communicates its meaning instantly” – The London Times

The Kindertransport’s Rescuers and Rescued: A Second-Generation Conversation

March 31, 2020

Join online for a fascinating conversation about the Kindertransport and its legacy with • Barbara Winton, daughter of rescuer Sir Nicholas Winton, who died in 2015 at the age of 106 • Amanda Susskind, Regional Director, ADL LA, whose father, Charles Susskind, was one of “Winton’s Children” • Michele Gold, LAMOTH Museum Board Chair, daughter of Kindertransport survivor Rita Berwald Livestreamed on Facebook

Conference: Approaching the History of Internment: Reconsiderations of Wartime Britain and Beyond: Retrospective & contemporary examinations – London

March 16, 2020 - March 18, 2020

This Event Has Been Cancelled Second Generation Network is one of the organisations organising this 3-day conference on internment to mark 80 years since enemy aliens, including refugees from Nazi-Germany and Austria, began to be interned after the start of World War II. We will reflect on the policy and & impact of the mass internment of enemy aliens during the World War II, & examine contemporary policies & detention in the UK in the 21st century.

Writing the Holocaust Workshop – London

March 13, 2020

Second Generation Network is holding a writing workshop at the Wiener Holocaust Library. The author Nick Barlay (Scattered Ghosts: One Family’s Survival Through War, Holocaust and Revolution) will lead one group. The second will be led by Professor Erika Hagelberg, who is currently writing the history of her German Jewish family. Places are limited & priority is given to Network members. £20 for Network members, £30 non-Members. To book contact Naomi Goodman.

Discussing the Holocaust with Subsequent Generations – London

March 3, 2020

This Network discussion group meeting for members of the Second and Third Generations, looks at the subject of discussing the Holocaust with subsequent generations. When is the right time? What is the right age, the best way? Which books, films or other media have worked? to attend, please contact: ginaburgesswinning@secondgeneration.org.uk. The Wiener Holocaust Library 29 Russell Square London WC1B 5DP

Fictionalising the Shoah – Jewish Book Week London

March 2, 2020

The Second Generation Network is sponsoring this event. ‘To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.’ But despite Theodor Adorno’s dictum dramatising the Holocaust has become a trend, in both books and film. Should the Holocaust, the nadir of humanity, be fictionalised? When we do dramatise the suffering, how should we approach it, and should any topics be off limits?

Book Talk with Dr. Jennifer Craig-Norton

March 1, 2020

“The Plight of Refugee Children: Then and Now,” Jennifer Craig-Norton’s talk on her book, The Kindertransport: Contesting Memory, will benefit the Central Valley Holocaust Educators’ Network. Craig-Norton’s Kindertransport research findings offer parallels to the migrant child-parent separation issues of today and provide valuable lessons. The event includes a talk, dessert and book signing. $18 with rsvp:cvhen.com/events KOH Library & Cultural Center, 2300 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento.

The Forgotten Exiles – Jewish Refugee Domestics in Britain, 1938 – 1945 – London

February 11, 2020

Although over twice as many refugees from Nazism came to Britain on so-called Domestic Visas than via the Kindertransports, this subject has received far less attention. Dr Jennifer Craig-Norton will give a fascinating talk about her research into this neglected subject. The Wiener Holocaust Library 29 Russell Square London WC1B 5DP

Standing Together: How One Synagogue saved Children’s Lives – London

January 26, 2020

Dr Jennifer Craig-Norton will present research of never before studied archives that offers unique insight into the work of the ‘Hospitality Committee’ which sponsored individual children and supported their settlement in the UK. An exhibition of images from the Archive will be on display. The talk will be followed by a short memorial service and refreshments. The West London Synagogue 33 Seymour Place London S1H 5AU

Holocaust Memorial Day theme: Stand Together – London

January 14, 2020

This Second Generation Network discussion group meeting looks at the HMD theme for 2020. What is the meaning of the concept Stand Together in the context of HMD? What is the significance of the idea for those of us with a Holocaust heritage? Please rsvp via email The Wiener Holocaust Library 29 Russell Square London WC1B 5DP 6.15pm for 6.30pm–8.30pm

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