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Churchill and the Jews: Questions and Controversies

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Churchill’s relationship with the Jewish people helped to define his own remarkable life and career and his decisions dramatically impacted their fate. Join Lee Pollock of The International Churchill Society as he explores the complex nuances and fascinating story of Churchill and the Jews.

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Jews in South Africa

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Jews have shaped the history of South Africa in bold and ambitious ways, and the country has in turn deeply challenged their ideas about what it means to be Jewish. In this 6-part course we will dive into the rich history of Jewish life in South Africa, including Jews’ engagement in wider South African society, their attitudes to racism, and their relationship with Israel. 

£150.00

Pearl Harbor, readings from Sir Martin’s work

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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
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Jews in South Africa

Zoom

Jews have shaped the history of South Africa in bold and ambitious ways, and the country has in turn deeply challenged their ideas about what it means to be Jewish. In this 6-part course we will dive into the rich history of Jewish life in South Africa, including Jews’ engagement in wider South African society, their attitudes to racism, and their relationship with Israel. 

£150.00

The Holocaust in Public

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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

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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

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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

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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
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Wandering Jews: Migration in Modern Jewish History

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Jews have always been a people on the move. In Professor Shirli Gilbert's new course you will explore how migration has impacted ideas of Jewish identity, religiosity and community; what factors shaped Jews' decisions to stay or leave, and where to go; what impact the establishment of a Jewish homeland has had on the continued existence of the 'Wandering Jew'.

£200.00

Impossible Reconstructions: Families After the Holocaust

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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

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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

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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