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Dan Snow’s History Hit: ‘My Grandfather, the Wehrmacht General in Russia’

Angela Findlay was determined to find out if her grandfather, Karl von Graffen, was a Nazi and what he did on the Eastern front. An artist and speaker, Angela spent her youth feeling a constant sense of guilt and shame but couldn’t figure out why. It wasn’t until her 40s that she turned to her…

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BBC Radio West Chris Baxter series

BBC Radio West – Monday 21st – Friday 25th November 2022 In Conversation with Chris Baxter

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Angela Findlay in Cotswold Life – November 2022

Angela Findlay tells Katie Jarvis of the immense struggle she has had to come to terms with her German roots, brilliantly documented in her book, In My Grandfather’s Shadow. Read the article here

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Speaking the Unspeakable – Watch 4 online Conversations on Shame

We are excited to present to you Speaking the Unspeakable, a series of online conversations exploring shame and the profound impact it has on how we understand ourselves and our lives. In these unique recordings, four of our storytellers share how shame can disconnect and silence us – and also reveal the insights they have…

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Stroud Book Festival

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Mere Literary Festival

Angela Findlay is an Anglo-German artist and public speaker who has spent much of her career teaching art in prisons. Her time ‘behind bars’ in Germany and later as Arts Co-ordinator for the London-based Koestler Arts charity informed her research into the intergenerational consequences of unresolved trauma, guilt and shame. More information 

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Ebenezer Presents @The Seed Factory

Friday October 7th Doors Open at 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start – £15 for seat at Seed Factory – Includes glass of wine and small eats! £5 for a Zoom Ticket! Growing up in England, Angela felt an overbearing sense of guilt and her own ‘badness’. When she eventually makes the connection to…

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Cuckfield Book Festival

I will be in conversation with Julia Boyd, the best-selling author of Travellers in the Third Reich and A village in the Third Reich. More information and tickets here.

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Online Training: Developing a Shame-Informed Approach

This online training took place on 26th September 2022 and explored how to develop a Shame Informed approach when working with groups or individuals. Shame can often be at the root of disruptive behaviours and by understanding how to recognise and safely work with shame it is possible to transform how you support the groups…

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The Chelsea History Festival at the National Army Museum, London

Join Angela Findlay as she discusses the process of coming to terms with her grandfather’s wartime service in the German Arym and the heritabilty of guilt. Buy Tickets

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