Join our Lily’s Legacy tour of The Wiener Library

14 August 2019

Liberal Judaism’s latest ground-breaking heritage project is offering a free private tour of The Wiener Library.

Anyone interested in being part of the volunteer team for Lily’s Legacy: The Radical History & Heritage of Liberal Judaism in Britain can take part in the tour, although places are limited.

It will see participants visiting the Library’s current exhibition, basement archives and reading room, as well as taking part in a short skills workshop that is designed to help get the most out of The Wiener Library’s extensive collections. The tour will be led by a senior curator.

Liberal Judaism’s heritage project manager Shaan Knan said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for all those who want to take part in Lily’s Legacy. We will be able to familiarise ourselves with different parts of the collections and there will also be time to ask questions about conducting research at the Library.”

The Wiener Library is one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era. Formed in 1933, the Library’s unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony.

The Lily’s Legacy project aims to record the diverse voices of Liberal Judaism and map the various existing heritage memorabilia across our communities, examining how our movement embodies the vision of its founders – Lily Montagu, Claude Montefiore and Rabbi Dr Israel Mattuck. It offers a number of volunteering opportunities including oral history interviewing, transcribing, archive research, audio & video production, exhibition curating and many other roles.

The free tour will take place on Tuesday 24 September from 5-7pm. All those wishing to take part should email Shaan on

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