Date: 23 January 2013
Venue: Macmillan Hall, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU (see map here)
2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Schindler’s List which did much to awaken public consciousness of the role of the rescuer in the Holocaust. Recent exhibitions on the theme of ‘rescue’ at the Imperial War Museum and Wiener Library have highlighted the continuing interest in the subject.
But what did ‘rescue’ consist of? What forms did it take? Is it necessarily an indicator of the perseverance of morality and humanity over evil? To what extent was the rescue of Jews discussed or ignored in Allied nations and in their Jewish communities?
These questions will be addressed by John Dobai, rescued as a child in Budapest, and by Professor Bob Moore (University of Sheffield) and Professor Tony Kushner (University of Southampton) who, respectively, will explore ‘Jewish Self-help and Gentile rescuers in Western Europe’ and ‘The role of Anglo-Jewry in the rescue (or non-rescue) of European Jews’.
Image taken from ‘Rescues of the Holocaust: Remembering Raoul Wallenberg and Lives Saved’, an exhibition at the Wiener Library 4 October 2012 – 12 February 2013