Senta Hirtz Collection

Scope and Content

This is a very small collection consisting of two programmes of Medau events and photographs of Senta Hirtz and others performing Medau movement.

Administrative / Biographical History

Senta Hirtz trained in the Medau technique in the early 1930s in Berlin and emigrated to London as a refugee from Nazi Germany in 1936. She trained as a physiotherapist and then trained with the Jewish Relief. At the end of the Second World War she was in one of the early relief teams in the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen. She continued to live in London for the rest of her life.


The collection has arranged into the following series:

  • 1/ Photographs, 1928-1970, 7 files
  • 2/ Programmes, 1969; 1978, 2 items
  • 3/ Papers, 1945; 1998, 2 items

Access Information

Temporarily closed to the public.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Helen Bourne.

Other Finding Aids

This Collection has been catalogued on to the Laban Archive catalogue.

Archivist's Note

Description complied by Jane Fowler, Archivist, Laban.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies can be made according to copyright law and depending on the condition of the documents. Please consult the Archivist.


No further accruals are expected.

Related Material

Senta Hirtz's autobiography and private papers can be found in the Wiener Library. Her anthropologically influenced paintings are with the Art Section of the Steiner Institute.