The Wiener Library

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide is one of the world's leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era. The Library's unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony. It provides a resource to oppose antisemitism and other forms of prejudice and racism.

The Wiener Library has been collecting material related to the Holocaust, its causes and legacies since 1933. Our holdings contain approximately 65,000 books and pamphlets, 2,000 document collections, over 17,000 photographs, and over 3,000 titles of periodicals, as well as audio-visual testimonies, press cuttings, posters and some objects.

The Wiener Library has an active Learning and Outreach programme for the public, for schools, for students and for scholars. The work of our Learning team is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Exhibitions and events

London 1938: Defending 'Degenerate' German Art

Event until 14.09.2018 17:00

The Wiener Library’s summer 2018 exhibition explores the history and context of an exhibition held in 1938 at the New Burlington Galleries in London entitled Twentieth Century German Art. 2018 marks...

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust

Event on 18.06.2018 18:30

In 1942, Soviet photographers, many of whom were Jewish, got their first glimpse of the Holocaust at the southern Russian city of Kerch. In this talk, Shneer will trace the histories of the...

Putting History in its Place: The Spatial Exclusion of Jews in Nazi-era Berlin

Event on 19.06.2018 14:00

Drawing on examples from over 150 oral history testimonies, as well as other personal memory sources, this talk illustrates how accounts from Holocaust survivors can shed new light on the ways that...

The Institutionalisation of German Modernism and the Ensuing Backlash in the 1920s and 1930s

Event on 28.06.2018 18:30

This talk introduces the patterns of public/private collecting, dealership and patronage during the Wilhelmine period (prior to 1918) but focuses on the Weimar era. After the First World War, state...

The Loss and Recovery of so-called Degenerate Art

Event on 04.07.2018 18:30

Richard Aronowitz-Mercer (European Head of Restitution, Sotheby’s) will talk both about his work in provenance research in the setting of an international auction house and about his encounters with...

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