Legacy of Ludwig 'Poppa' Guttmann - Founder of the Paralympics

The London Jewish Cultural Centre (LJCC) together with Sussex University’s Centre for German-Jewish Studies (CGJS) and the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) are holding a two day seminar at Ivy House, North London, on Wednesday and Thursday 12 and 13 September 2012. As we approach the 80th anniversary of Hitler’s rise to power, the three organisations have come together to reflect on the lives of the Jewish German and Austrian refugees who fled Nazism and their remarkable contribution to life in Britain. The seminar will celebrate their cultural legacy.

Claudia Zimmermann
is an Associate Lecturer at the Department of Sociology at the Karl Franzens University, Graz, and for the past year has been working closely with the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (CARA) and the Poppa Guttmann Trust to coordinate their efforts to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Sir Ludwig Guttmann, founder of the Paralympics.