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A free event tomorrow, a London exhibition, Art Spiegelman & more later this month - and a Wolfson Prize nominee from the archives
BURNING THE BOOKS,
TOMORROW (9 MAY), ONLINE, 7.30PM BST

A free online event in association with Lockdown University
On 10 May 1933, university students across Germany burned over 25,000 books. The words of Einstein, Freud, Brecht, Hemingway and many others were consigned to the flames, while in Berlin a crowd of 40,000 gathered to hear Goebbels proclaim the end of ‘the era of extreme Jewish intellectualism’ as he committed ‘to the flames the evil spirit of the past’. Nearly 90 years on, historian William Tyler discusses the implications and the legacy of burning the books, using this awful event to look at the wider context of free speech and its limits, which now involves social media as well as the written word.

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Webinar ID: 812 6428 4545 Password: 914281

DANTE ELSNER: THE WORK EXHIBITION,
CAMDEN IMAGE GALLERY, 11-17 MAY

In association with The Noble Sage 
An exhibition of drawings and paintings by the late Dante Elsner, artist, from his family's private collection. Born in Krakow in 1920, he evaded the Nazis and moved first to France and then, in 1958, London. Using reparations from the German government to fund his artistic spiritual journey, he spent the next four decades creating in his Kensal Rise studio.
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ART SPIEGELMAN & HILLARY CHUTE IN CONVERSATION WITH JONATHAN FREEDLAND
ONLINE, 17 MAY, 8PM BST

Maus author Art Spiegelman joins Hillary Chute and Jonathan Freedland in a live conversation, interspersed with clips from two BBC Arena films, to discuss comic art & graphic novels - with a Jewish contribution dating back to Superman creators Joe Shuster & Jerry Siegel - and the place of Maus in Holocaust literature and memory.

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FROM THE VIDEO ARCHIVE: THE OTTOMANS
Recently shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize, The Ottomans author Marc David Baer discussed the empire, and its intimate relationship with Jews, with fellow historian Katherine Pangonis at this year's festival
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