Shattered: Pogrom, November 1938

The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square

Event location:
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square Marylebone WC1B 5DP
When:Event passed!
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Wed 3rd Oct 2018 to
Fri 15th Feb 2019

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Where:The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square WC1B 5DP
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Times:Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 17:00 Tues: 10:00 - 19:30
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Thousands of Jewish women, men and children brutalised. 25,000 Jewish men deported to concentration camps. Over 1,200 synagogues desecrated. Thousands of Jewish businesses and homes looted and destroyed. Over 100 Jews murdered.

The events of 9-10 November 1938, commonly called Kristallnacht, are the focus of The Wiener Library’s new temporary exhibition. Eighty years on, this exhibition explores exactly how the brutal events unfolded.

Through the eyewitness accounts gathered shortly after Kristallnacht, the exhibition examines responses to this unprecedented, nation-wide campaign of violence. Never-before-seen documents from the Library’s collection demonstrate German and Austrian Jews’ desperate attempts to flee, in many cases as refugees to Britain.

Newly curated by Dr Christine Schmidt and Dr Barbara Warnock, Shattered explores the experiences of Jewish women, men and children whose lives were changed forever after November 1938.

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