Persecution and Survival: A Wartime Refugee’s Story
An exhibition based on the life of Professor Paul Jacobsthal, a Celtic archaeologist who fled Nazi Germany in 1936, put on by the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford. This exhibit will be hosted at The Gallery at Oxford’s Town Hall & Museum from January 15 – March 10, 2012.
Explore Jacobsthal’s story from Germany to Oxford, through internment and the war.
Investigate life in Oxford as a refugee during World War II.
Learn about Celtic art, archaeology, and Jacobsthal’s life’s work.
The exhibit will feature:
Original letters, photographs, and drawings from the 1920s to the 1950s
- Friends and enemies: who could Jacobsthal trust?
- Oxford as a place of refuge: what was Oxford’s part in helping refugees to escape from Nazi Germany?
- What was it like to be a German refugee in Oxford during and after the war?
- A film screening: Refugee Voices
- Oral histories – personal memories of Oxford, refugee life, and Jacobsthal.
- Archaeology and politics – why was Celtic Art a dangerous topic to study?
- World War II smells
- Your history
- Celtic art activities
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