28 October 2021


IWM London

Adult Standard £15

Tickets must be booked online in advance, by 4.30pm on the day of the event

Join us at IWM London for a special introduction to our new Holocaust Galleries, along with the launch of the accompanying book, The Holocaust, written by Head of Content for The Holocaust Galleries James Bulgin.

In conversation with historian and academic advisor to IWM, Dan Stone, James will introduce IWM’s new Holocaust Galleries and explore their approach to one of the darkest periods in modern history.

The event will last 90 minutes and feature an opportunity for guests to put their questions to our experts. James Bulgin will also be signing copies of The Holocaust.

Guests will also have the opportunity to explore our new The Holocaust Galleries for themselves, after they have closed to the public.

The event will be hosted on the Roof Terrace of IWM London.

The New Galleries

A visitor looks at a display in The Holocaust Galleries

The New Galleries

IWM’s ground-breaking new Second World War and Holocaust Galleries will see IWM become the first museum in the world to present the Holocaust narrative within the context of the Second World War.

Personal stories are at the heart of this approach, along with a breadth of original material that will help visitors consider the cause, course, and consequences of this seminal period in world history.

Bringing together unseen objects and untold stories, and using the most up-to-date research and technology, the galleries will serve to better understanding of the most devastating conflict in human history and the genocide that became known as the Holocaust.

The Holocaust: Into The Light

Cover of The Holocaust, a book by James Bulgin

The Holocaust: Into The Light

Written by the Head of Content for The Holocaust Galleries, The Holocaust acts as a companion to the new galleries. It serves to illuminate their exploration of the horrific events that took place.

Featuring a wealth of archival material including emotive objects and unique personal testimonies, the book examines how the course of the Second World War as well as ideology and individual decision making were all critical factors in the execution of The Holocaust.

  • Portrait of Dan Stone
    Dan Stone

    Dan Stone is Professor of Modern History and Director of the Holocaust Research Institute at RHUL. His most recent publications include The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and its Aftermath, Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction, and Fascism, Nazism and the Holocaust: Challenging Histories. His next book, Fate Unknown: Tracing the Missing after the Holocaust and World War II, will be published by Oxford University Press. Dan is also currently writing a book on the Holocaust for Penguin's revived Pelican series and co-editing Volume 1 of the Cambridge History of the Holocaust. He chaired the academic advisory board for IWM’s Holocaust Galleries redesign and is a member of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust's Experts Reference Group.

  • Portrait of James Bulgin
    James Bulgin

    James Bulgin is Head of Content for the new Holocaust Galleries at IWM, starting work on the project in 2016. Before joining IWM, James worked as a commercial theatre producer and director, with work in the West End and on national tour. He is co-writer of the play When Darkness Falls, which has just completed a UK tour. He is currently completing a PhD under the Crosslands Scholarship at Royal Holloway College, University of London, on ideas of apocalypse in Holocaust and Cold War history. His academic research focuses on issues of representation in Holocaust literature and film, and he has spoken at conferences in the UK, Israel and Germany.

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