An early photograph of Kirkstall Abbey in the 20th century

1152 Club talk: “Why Dump Them Here?”: The Leeds Academic Assistance Committee 1933—39


21 June 2022

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Venue Kirkstall Abbey

Tags Adult, Community, Event, Talk,

The Kirkstall Abbey 1152 Club is a history and heritage talks series for people aged 55 and over, established in 2015.

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In June 1933, the Leeds Academic Assistance Committee was set up to help German academics who had been dismissed from their posts in the Third Reich find new employment. This talk will give a history of the LAAC, the struggles it had to face, and the fates of the three German scientists who came to Leeds in 1933/34. The talk will also give some insight into the history of the Jewish community in Leeds and its relation to the non-Jewish majority in the early 20th century.

Please visit our eventbrite page for booking details of all upcoming 1152 club talks.

Visitor information

These talks are PAYF/free and booking is required via eventbrite.

Free tea and coffee will be available.

Please bring warm clothes as we are situated in a historic building, and your own seat cushion if you require one.

We will have plenty of hand sanitizer available for you to use.

1152 online talks are all available on youtube to watch at your leisure, no need to log in.

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