A 4-week course exploring British responses to the refugee crisis during the 1930s and 40s, revealing a neglected history of support for refugees from remarkable people and institutions of all faiths and none. The photo shows the disembarkation of Kindertransportees from the SS Warsawa, which travelled from Gdynia, Poland and docked at Tower Bridge on 14 February 1939 (used with the permission of the Bundesarchiv).
A lecture exploring the wide range of musical activities under Nazi internment, including original songs from this period, including some rare post-war recordings.
A lecture exploring the extraordinary renewal of Jewish life and culture after the Holocaust. Prof Shirli GIlbert will explore how we understand the power and vitality of this rebirth, and what lessons might it hold for our Jewish lives today.
This six week course explores the experiences and responses of Jews in Europe, America and Palestine during the turbulent decades from the 1880s until the eve of the Nazi rise to power. No previous knowledge of the topics is necessary.
Each week, we learn and debate together about a subject from the broad span of Modern Jewish History. This term we will explore the diverse ways in which Jewish identity has been expressed in the modern world by looking at a range of Jewish individuals, including prominent intellectuals, rabbis, and communal leaders as well as ‘ordinary’ Jews of various kinds.