October, 2021

21oct5:00 pm6:00 pmNo. 12 Great Ormond Street The mysterious case of Dora Fabian and Mathilde Wurm5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Online eventEvent Type :FREE event,Talks, Walks & Tours


(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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Join an online talk on the activities of German anti-Nazi activists in 1930s Bloomsbury by Professor Charmian Brinson of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies at the Institute of Modern Languages Research. The deaths of two German Socialist exiles, Dora Fabian and Mathilde Wurm, at 12 Great Ormond Street in 1935, in far from straightforward circumstances, were a cause célèbre of their day.

They were of particular concern to the German exile community in Britain and elsewhere, and to the British intellectual left, who feared not only that National Socialist agents might have been involved but also that the British authorities were intent on blocking the case’s thorough investigation. Setting the Fabian-Wurm affair in its context, the talk will trace the lives and careers of the two dead women and also examine the position of the earliest political exiles from Germany, many of whom were based in Bloomsbury.

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No. 12 Great Ormond Street
No. 12 Great Ormond Street

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