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Join the KQ for this In-Person Private View, in collaboration with the The Wiener Holocaust Library.
In the years after the First World War, fascist political parties, militia and movements emerged across Europe. United by ultra-nationalist ideas and similarities of style and action, these movements shaped, and in some places remade, politics and society. They mobilised on the streets to attack their opponents and to support the accession to power of fascist parties in countries such as Italy, Germany, and Austria. Later, they helped to enable German occupations and the Nazis’ policies of persecution and genocide across Europe.
Drawing upon The Wiener Holocaust Library’s unique archival collections, as well as the expertise of an international group of specialists in interwar fascism, this exhibition focuses on the experiences of the rank-and-file members of fascist movements in the interwar period. It explores the world of the young and socially diverse fascist activists and examines their motivations and activities.
Photo credit © Wiener Holocaust Library Collections
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Staff and friends of the Knowledge Quarter and its 100+ partner organisations get free, out-of-hours access to some of the best exhibitions in London.
Our series of exclusive Private Views has opened the doors (before they open to the public) of the British Museum, The Francis Crick Institute and the Wellcome Collection. More intimate venues such as the House of Illustration and the London Metropolitan Archives have proven equally as popular. These exhibition events, often accompanied by tours, provide an opportunity for the wealth of collection treasures in the Knowledge Quarter to be to be shared and celebrated.
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