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Panel Discussion: James Parkes and the Refugee Crisis

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Panel Discussion: James Parkes and the Refugee Crisis

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This Panel Discussion will accompany the touring exhibition, James Parkes and the Age of Intolerance.

From Monday 16 March to Friday 20 March 2020, The Wiener Holocaust Library will be hosting an exhibition about Reverend Dr James Parkes' remarkable and little-known life story.

The exhibition explores Parkes' pioneering work as a tireless fighter against antisemitism in all forms. In the 1930s, Parkes helped to rescue Jewish refugees, and he campaigned for European Jewry during the Holocaust.

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Professor Tony Kushner is a James Parkes Professor of Jewish/non-Jewish relations at the Parkes Institute, University of Southampton. He is the author and editor of over twenty books, most recently Journeys from the Abyss: The Holocaust and Forced Migration, from the 1880s to the Present (Liverpool University Press, 2017). He is currently researching the life and legacy of Jacob Harris, the eighteenth century Jewish triple murderer.

Rob Thompson is a Senior Programme Manager at the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) where he leads the Holocaust Education programmes, including its annual seminar for Christian clergy at the International School of Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. Rob has an MA in Jewish History and Culture from the University of Southampton and researchers the roles and responses of Christian army chaplains at the liberation of the concentration camps. In 2018, Rob was awarded a 21 for 21 award in recognition of his contribution to Holocaust education and interfaith relations.

Dr Barbara Warnock is the Senior Curator and Head of Education at The Wiener Holocaust Library. She has curated exhibitions at the Library including one on refugee photographer Gerty Simon; Berlin/London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon; and Forgotten Victims: The Nazi Genocide of the Roma and Sinti, and London 1938: Defending Degenerate German Art. A co-authored article on the Kindertransport, The experiences of Kindertransportees and their parents: evidence from the archives of The Wiener Library, is forthcoming in Jewish Historical Studies. Barbara has taught a course at Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education on Britain and the refugee crisis of the 1930s and 1940s. She obtained her PhD in interwar Austrian history from Birkbeck College, University of London in 2016. She was for many years a history teacher and A-Level examiner.

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