In May 1940 a young Dutchman by the name of Sally Noach escaped from Belgium just days before the Nazis occupied the Low Countries. Now, nearly forty years after his death, his daughter Lady Irene Hatter has decided to retrace his steps and uncover the truth behind her father’s wartime exploits.
Griselda Pollock: Where does Charlotte Salomon’s unique modernist artwork fit into today’s histories?
Charlotte Salomon produced arguably some of the most monumental and philosophical Modernist art works of the twentieth century in an intensive period of creativity between 1940-42 and yet very few people are aware of her. Griselda Pollock asks why this female Jewish artist, working in exile during the Nazi occupation of Europe, has been maligned and forgotten from Jewish history, Feminist history and Art history.
Four Passover Haggadahs known to us were copied and illustrated by the scribe Abraham from Ihringen. The first one was completed in 1740. The last dated Haggadah, now exhibited in the Jewish Museum of London, was made in 1756. Over the course of that period, Abraham’s style evolved, but his essential visual model remained unchanged.
The Annual Cecil Roth Lecture welcomes Martin Goodman, Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford
Join us in the Welcome gallery for arts and crafts inspired by our current exhibition Great British Jews: A Celebration. Make your own puppet and design your own Award Badge! This is a free, drop-in session from 11am – 12.30pm and 2 – 3.30pm. The Learning Programme has received generous support from Lord and Lady […]