rss en Content Curator <![CDATA[WWI: Jew vs. Jew]]> 21/12/2014 – ]]> 21/12/2014 :



Jeremy Mindell explores the military contributions of the great and the good, including David Ben-Gurion, Chaim Weizmann and General Sir John Monash, the highest ranking Jewish general in First World War.

He will also discuss the controversy of Jews fighting Jews and some of the issues the Russian Jews had with fighting on the same side as the Czar. Was there any pan Jewish solidarity in this time of heightened nationalism? He will also examine the controversy behind the Balfour Declaration and some of its more surprising opponents. The First World War saw the first Jewish military organisation since Bar Kochba which had major consequences for the future Israeli military.

Jeremy is a senior tax accountant and currently the Financial Representative for Kinloss Synagogue. He has a passion for history and regularly gives historical lectures to keep his presentation skills fresh.

This event is organised as part of the Jewish Museum’s partnership with the Jewish Military Museum

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<![CDATA[Hanukah Celebration]]> 22/12/2014 – Doughnuts, dreidls and candle lighting]]> 22/12/2014 : Doughnuts, dreidls and candle lighting



Celebrate with us on Monday 22 December at our special Hanukah event:

  • 4.30pm - Hot drinks, doughnuts and dreidls
  • 5.00pm - Candle lighting

There will also be an opportunity to see some Hanukah related items from our collection and hear about them from our curators

We will also be lighting candles at 4.30pm on every other day of the festival that the museum is open: 16, 17, 18, 21 and 23 December.

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02/12/2014]]>
<![CDATA[Tracing Topographies Conference 2015]]> 06/01/2015 – ]]> 06/01/2015 :



The Tracing Topographies conference marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz: seventy years have elapsed since Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated on January 1945; during these years, there have been many reconsiderations of the lessons learned (and those not) from the horror of the Second World War. This conference seeks to examine the significance of the topography of the Nazi concentrations camps – from historical, sociological, and artistic perspectives.

Formerly locations of abject horror, the Nazi concentration camps have arguably been transformed into tourist hotspots, available as part of package deals complete with tour guides, audio-guide headsets, and pertinent photo opportunities. The concentration camps might have remained stationary in a physical or geographical sense, but their topography has not maintained its horrific essence, and their cultural meaning has shifted substantially. The diachronic shift of the last seventy years has thus - perhaps -facilitated a usurpation of the camps, which have come to be experienced simultaneously as loci of remembrance and profanations against memory.

Register online before 1 December at https://kenthospitality.kent.ac.uk/Register/tracing

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<![CDATA[Teachers' Evening: <br>Teaching the Holocaust]]> 14/01/2015 – ]]> Teaching the Holocaust]]> 14/01/2015 :



Call in to this teachers’ evening, just before Holocaust Memorial Day, to ask the Learning Team any questions you may have and to see how bringing your students to the Jewish Museum can help build their knowledge and understanding. Discover the Holocaust learning programmes we have on offer and how we can support you to put the sensitive subject of the Holocaust into context.

In 2015 Holocaust Memorial Day marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

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<![CDATA[Witness the Witness - Zdenka Fantlova]]> 25/01/2015 – ]]> 25/01/2015 :



To commemorate the 70 anniversary of the liberation of the camps and Holocaust Memorial Day the Jewish Museum has invited Zdenka Fantlova to speak about her experiences.

Zdenka Fantlova was born in Czechoslovakia were she enjoyed a happy childhood until the Nazis invaded in March 1939. Life changed dramatically and Zdenka and her family were deported to Terezin. During her time in the camps, a ring made and given to her by her boyfriend Arno became a symbol of hope for Zdenka. At great personal risk she managed to keep the ring with her in seven different concentration camps. Sadly Arno and the rest of Zdenka’s family did not survive. After the war Zdenka went to live in Sweden to recuperate and then moved to Australia where she married, had a daughter and her stage career took off. Twenty years later Zdenka and her family came to live in England. Zdenka wrote a book about her life, ‘The Tin Ring’ which has subsequently been turned into a play.

Following her talk Zdenka will take questions from the floor. Candle lighting and Kaddish will be recited.

Zdenka’s story is suitable for families but the recommended age for children is 13 and above due to the sensitive nature of the topic.

To book a place to witness Zdenka's talk please call 020 7284 7384 or email admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

View the full programme of events related to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

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<![CDATA[From Generation to Generation (L’DOR V’DOR)]]> 01/02/2015 – An exhibition from young artist Gideon Summerfield]]> 01/02/2015 : An exhibition from young artist Gideon Summerfield



The Jewish Museum is delighted to host this exhibition from young artist Gideon Summerfield in conjunction with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT).

Art student Gideon Summerfield spent the latter half of 2013 meeting and drawing the portraits of Holocaust Survivors. Each survivor is captured in biro pen in Gideon’s beautiful detailed style and they are shown holding an object of their choice that is important to them.

“It has been an extraordinary privilege to learn from people now in their 80s and 90s about their experiences as children and teenagers, how they survived the death camps and the Holocaust. For me as an 18 year old, it has been a formative, and at times traumatic, learning experience.” Gideon Summerfield

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<![CDATA[The Jewish Legends]]> 08/02/2015 – ]]> 08/02/2015 :



Aria Enterainment Presents

A celebration of some of the greatest Jewish performers in entertainment history.

Why did American Jews find such success in the world of entertainment? Because they arrived in America in the late nineteenth century with nothing but a gift to peddle. And what better to peddle than a song, a dance or a comic routine.

This show uniquely explores a century of song, dance and comedy with a nod to some legendary performers such as Streisand, Jolson, Midler, Sophie Tucker, Fanny Brice, Eddie Cantor and Groucho Marx. Song writers include Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.

Their songs, their lives, their stories.

Four singers and a full band.

Online booking only - click here to book

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06/11/2014]]>
<![CDATA[Witness the Witness - Vera and Avram Schaufeld]]> 08/03/2015 – ]]> 08/03/2015 :



To coincide with our exhibition on Jewish weddings and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of concentration camps, the Jewish Museum has invited Vera and Avram Schaufeld to speak.

Vera was brought over by Nicholas Winton on the Kindertransport while Avram survived the concentration camps. Unbeknown to Vera, her parents had given their wedding rings to Dutch friends, after the war had ended Vera was given back the rings and she and Avram decided to wear the bands when they got married.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and to reflect.

This event is suitable for families, but due to the sensitive topic we recommend children to be aged 10 and over. This is event is free with museum admission but places are limited and must be booked in advance.

To book a place to witness Vera and Avram’s talk please call 020 7284 7384 or email admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

View the full programme of events related to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

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28/10/2014]]>
<![CDATA[Teachers' Evening: <br>Shabbat Shalom]]> 12/03/2015 – ]]> Shabbat Shalom]]> 12/03/2015 :



Are you teaching the Jewish festival of Shabbat this year? Then come along to our teachers’ evening to learn about why Jewish people observe Shabbat, the Sabbath day. Find out how ancient laws are interpreted and applied to 21st century living. Taste the symbolic foods central to Friday night, the beginning of Shabbat. Included in this evening is the chance to visit the new temporary exhibition, For Richer, For Poorer: East End Weddings Unveiled.

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01/09/2014]]>
<![CDATA[Witness the Witness - Gerta Vrbova]]> 22/03/2015 – ]]> 22/03/2015 :



Details coming soon.

To book a place to witness Gerta’s talk please call 020 7284 7384 or email admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

View the full programme of events related to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

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<![CDATA[Witness the Witness - Eva Schloss]]> 12/04/2015 – ]]> 12/04/2015 :



Eva Schloss will speak about her story of survival and loss and focusing on the beautiful poems her brother left hidden under the floorboards before they were betrayed and arrested.

Eva and her mother were the only survivors of their family and Eva’s mother married Otto Frank making her Anne Frank’s posthumous step sister. This will be an opportunity to find out how broken families rebuilt their lives under extraordinary circumstances.

Eva has written many books about her and her family’s story which will be available in our bookshop. There will be a chance to ask questions and for reflections.

This talk is suitable for families but because of the sensitive topic we recommend children to be aged 10 and over. This is event is free with museum admission but places are limited and must be booked in advance.

To book a place to witness Eva’s talk please call 020 7284 7384 or email admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

View the full programme of events related to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

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