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Visit to the Wiener Library

Wednesday, March 23

Visit to the Wiener Library, University of London, Russell Square

We have recently loaned two of the eight framed scroll covers that were hanging on the Bimah at Bessborough Road, to the Wiener Holocaust Library, to remember the Czech Communities from before the second world war. Our Rabbi Simon Franses was very keen on the collection of Scroll Covers, particularly because of his own family’s personal involvement with the destruction of the Jewish Community by the Nazis in Greece. The Wiener library has created a Digital Plaque and Digital Wall on which we shall remember Simon also with his involvement with Middlesex New Synagogue.

On Wednesday March 23rd at 6.00 pm we shall be visiting the Wiener Holocaust Library to remember Simon, and at the same time explore the library on a prearranged tour. The Wiener library is one of the World’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust, The Nazi Era and genocide. The library’s unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs, and eyewitness testimony.

For Mosaic members who wish to remember Simon please contact Michael Reik via the office to book your place. We are limited to a maximum of 20 people for this visit