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 The Library's unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony.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

Fate Unknown: The Search for the Missing after the Holocaust

Event until 30.05.2018 17:00

By the end of World War II, millions of people had been murdered or displaced by war and genocide. Families and communities were torn apart. Many were missing, and some people’s fates remain unclear...

Mothers, Sisters, Resisters? Motherhood and the Holocaust Twenty Years on

Event on 22.03.2018 18:30

Part of the Holocaust and Motherhood conference organised by Royal Holloway, University of London. Women’s experience of the Holocaust remains a marginal subject. Even recent studies which claim to...

Book Talk: Codename Suzette: An Extraordinary Story of Resistance and Rescue in Nazi Paris

Event on 26.03.2018 18:30

Suzanne Spaak was born into an affluent Belgian Catholic family and married into the country's leading political dynasty. Her brother-in-law was the prime minister while her husband Claude was a...

Book Launch: Miracles do Happen

Event on 09.04.2018 18:30

Henry Rosenbloom founded the publishing house Scribe 40 years ago in Melbourne, and today publishes over 100 titles annually across the UK, the US and Australia. Scribe’s titles range from literary...

Curators’ Talk: Fate Unknown: The Search for the Missing after the Holocaust

Event on 19.04.2018 18:30

Delve deeper into the personal histories, collections and themes that make up The Wiener Library’s current temporary exhibition on the search for the missing after the Holocaust. Co-curators Dr....

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