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Discovering Lost Children after World War II

November 21, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This unique event combines performance, archival records and talks to delve into some of the most complex and emotionally compelling secrets of the war.

After the Second World War, many non-German children were unaccompanied in Germany. The Allies’ fledgling tracing service tried to locate and, if possible, repatriate them. This event combines a 1950 BBC radio play about the child searchers with a guide to the latter’s now digitised archive, including a demonstration on how to search it.

Organiser

Wiener Library

In partnership with

The Holocaust Research Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London

Contact email address

info@wienerlibrary.co.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Wiener Library

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Description for print
After World War II, many non-German children were unaccompanied in Germany. The Allies’ tracing service tried to locate and repatriate them. This event combines a 1950 BBC radio play about the child searchers with a guide to the digitised archive.
Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
info@wienerlibrary.co.uk
Event partners
The Holocaust Research Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London
Region
London
City/town
London
Accessibility information
There is disabled lift access to and throughout the building which has an accessible toilet. There is an induction loop that is compatible with T-coil equipped hearing aids. Guide and Assistance dogs welcome. For more information on accessibility please contact the venue.
Image copyright information
Lazar (Leslie) Kleinman in the UNRRA Children’s Center at Kloster Indersdorf, October 1945

Venue

Wiener Library
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury
London, C1B 5DP United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
There is disabled lift access to and throughout the building which has an accessible toilet. There is an induction loop that is compatible with T-coil equipped hearing aids. Guide and Assistance dogs welcome. For more information on accessibility please contact the venue.
Phone:
020 7636 7247
Website:
www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/