Join us for an Exhibition Talk with curator Dr Kinga Bloch at the Wiener Holocaust Library. The Curator’s Talk will be followed by an Archive Tour, which highlights some fascinating historical documents from our collection.

The Library of Lost Books exhibition aims to bring the story of the Higher Institute for Jewish Studies in Berlin, and its library into the heart of London. This institute, operating from 1872 until it was closed down by the Nazis in 1942, was dedicated to the study of Jewish history and culture, as well as rabbinical studies in Liberal Judaism.

This exhibition, the first of its kind in the UK, tells the story of the Hochschule – from a vibrant space for German-Jewish learning to a victim of Nazi crime.

During the Holocaust the Hoschule’s unique Library of books was looted by the Nazis and scattered across the globe. The exhibition seeks to inform about the complex journeys Nazi looted books took in the aftermath of the Shoah.

Alongside a series of online and physical exhibitions, The Library of Lost Books project also includes a global citizen science project to trace the 60,000 lost works.

Available Dates:

Tues 11 June: 3:30 – 5:00pm

Tues 18 June: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Please contact Yasmin [email protected] to book a space.