Family History Research Workshop and Exhibition with The Wiener Holocaust Library

by | Jul 27, 2023 | News

The Wiener Holocaust Library will be hosting a free, two-day programme on the 10th and 11th September 2023 at the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre. This will include the chance to view their pop-up exhibition, Fate Unknown: The Search for the Missing after the Holocaust, as well as the opportunity to learn more about the archive, and to seek advice about carrying out your own family research.

The Library is home to the UK’s International Tracing Service digital archive, which holds millions of documents related to the Holocaust and Nazi era. The archive preserves the shared past of victims and survivors of the Holocaust and helps support family research of Nazi persecution.

We welcome historians, archivists, family historians, heritage practitioners, and anyone interested in Jewish and Holocaust history and its aftermath.

Sunday 10th September: Family History Research Workshop

10.30–1.30pm: This workshop will help you take the first steps in conducting your own family research using the International Tracing Service digital archive, including using sources freely available online. The workshop will also feature family research support services available from Leeds-based partner organisations.

Participants will have the chance to sign up for one-on-one consultations with The Wiener Holocaust Library’s expert researchers. Bring your research questions!

Monday 11th September: “Fate Unknown: The Search for the Missing after the Holocaust”

4 – 5.30pm: Exhibition Curators’ Talk

Join the co-curators of the Fate Unknown exhibition, Prof Dan Stone and Dr Christine Schmidt, who will explore the remarkable, little-known story of the search for the missing after the Holocaust. Fate Unknown draws upon The Wiener Holocaust Library’s family document collections and the International Tracing Service archive to illustrate the legacy of the ongoing search for missing victims.

They will be joined by Dr Mia Spiro (Senior Lecturer in Modern Jewish Culture and Holocaust Studies, University of Glasgow) where they will discuss the development of the exhibition and reflect on some of the issues and themes it highlights.

6 – 8pm: Exhibition Launch and Drinks Reception

Take part in an exciting launch event that will feature talks by the co-curators, special guests, a drinks reception, and an opportunity to view the Fate Unknown travelling exhibition.

These are free events, but space is limited. Visit the links below to register your place:

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