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Book Launch: Don’t forget about me

Wed 29 Mar, 4:00 pm5:00 pm

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Meet the author and celebrate the launch of Don’t forget about me: The short life of Gideon Klein, composer and pianist by Dr David Fligg.

In 1990, a suitcase was discovered in Prague, hidden since the beginning of World War Two. Its contents revealed a treasure-trove of musical and personal memorabilia belonging to the composer and pianist Gideon Klein, murdered by the SS aged just 25. Much of the suitcase’s contents remained ignored until David Fligg began the slow process of revealing its secrets.

Join David as he discusses his new biography on Klein based on these discoveries, and rare interviews with people who remembered him. Delve into Klein’s story of how an astonishingly talented teenager mixing with Prague’s inter-war musical elite, found himself making music under Nazi occupation and imprisonment, leading to his tragic death.

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The Holocaust Centre North (HCN) is a charity based on the campus of the University of Huddersfield which is dedicated to telling a global history of the Holocaust through local stories from the north of England. Benefitting from close access to university researchers and thousands of students, the centre works alongside the local community to study, represent and share the voices of the persecuted. It offers a permanent exhibition, learning programme, diverse events, and a growing archive, which helps the centre to fulfil its mission of teaching today’s generation about the dangers of discrimination, persecution, and genocide.


Event Date: Wednesday 29 March

Time: 4pm-5pm

Venue: Holocaust Centre, Level 2 Schwann Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH

Tickets: Free (booking recommended)

Age guidance: 13+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

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Wed 29 Mar
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
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Holocaust Centre, Level 2 Schwann Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH
Level 2 Schwann Building, University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom
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