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Family Papers: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century

Zoom

Join the prizewinning Sephardic historian Sarah Abrevaya Stein as discusses her acclaimed book 'Family Papers', which uses the Levys' letters to tell not only their history, but the history of Sephardic Jews in the twentieth century. 

Free

Ultra-Orthodox Jews and Covid-19

Zoom

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the ultra-orthodox Jewish community attracted media attention for non-compliance with public health mandates, including masking and avoiding large gatherings. More recently, questions have arisen concerning ultra-orthodox Jewish hesitancy to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This talk will explore the experiences of Hasidic Jews in the New York area during the pandemic, based on in-person research conducted in the summer of 2021. 

Free

Pearl Harbor, readings from Sir Martin’s work

Zoom

On the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Lady Esther Gilbert presents a series of readings from Sir Martin's work focussing on this pivotal moment of world history.

Free

The Holocaust in Public

Zoom

What is the value of academic involvement in processes of public education and commemoration? To what extent is such involvement a reality, particularly in the UK? What are the prospects for further growth in collaborative initiatives, and what are the obstacles? And how far does our expanded digital world impact this relationship?

Free

The Future of Holocaust Education

Zoom

Former Managing Director of the Holocaust Educational Trust, Joe Hayman shares his reflections on the contemporary relevance of the Holocaust and the future of Holocaust education.

Free

Churchill and the Royals

Zoom

Join acclaimed historian and popular speaker Lee Pollock as he explores the singular relationship between Winston Churchill and the British crown and sheds new light on one of history’s most enduring institutions. 

Free

Testimonies of Jewish Refugee Women in Britain

Zoom

In this talk, Dr Bea Lewkowicz will present the work of two oral history archives which deal with the experiences of Jewish refugees in Britain, pre- and post- WW2: the AJR Refugee Voices Testimony Archive and Sephardi Voices UK.

Free

Impossible Reconstructions: Families After the Holocaust

Zoom

Rebecca Clifford at the Sir Martin Gilbert Learning Centre. This talk will explore not only why family reunification proved so difficult in the immediate postwar period, but also how children subjectively experienced such events. It will be of relevance not only for those interested in the legacies of the Holocaust, but for anyone interested in separated families in the present.

Free

Sisters in Arms: Women in the British Armed Forces during the Second World War

Zoom

In his recent book 'Sisters in Arms' (Cambridge University Press, 2020), which draws on a multitude of sources and combines organisational history with the personal experiences of servicewomen, Jeremy Crang traces the wartime history of the WAAF, ATS and WRNS and the integration of women into the armed forces. The author will talk about his book and what life was like for women in the auxiliary services.

Free

Showcasing four centuries of Italian Jewish history: Beyond the Ghetto

Zoom

Showcasing four centuries of Italian Jewish history: Beyond the Ghetto. Inside&Out (Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah, Ferrara). The talk will present and discuss the main challenges faced by the curatorial team, accompanying the audience behind the scenes of the exhibition.

Free