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Keeping truth alive since 1933

The Wiener Holocaust Library is one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust, the Nazi era and genocide. The Library’s unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony.

Current opening hours and important visitor information

The Library is open Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm.

The Library is closed on Bank Holidays.

We are currently trialling a new booking system. To visit our exhibition, please call 020 76367247 or book online. To use our Reading Room, please call 020 74679671 or 020 76367247 or email [email protected].

Closure Notices

The Exhibition will be closed on Thursday 23 November from 10:45 – 12:15 for a private event.

The Exhibition will close at 3pm on Tuesday 5 December

The Library will be open from 11am – 2pm on Friday 8 December

If you have a query please email [email protected] or call 0207 636 7247.

For collection related queries please email [email protected].

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Getting here

The Wiener Holocaust Library
29 Russell Square
London WC1B 5DP

Underground: Russell Square, Goodge Street, King’s Cross

Bus: 188, 168, X68, 7, 59, 68, 91

Rail: Euston and King’s Cross.

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The Wiener Holocaust Library is the oldest Holocaust archive in the world.

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In recent years, demands upon the Library have increased as we face rising antisemitism, racism and Holocaust denial.

Becoming a member is a powerful way you can support us in working towards our wider mission. In return you can enjoy of our exclusive member benefits and know that you are playing a significant role in the future success of the Library.

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Our free educational resource is here to help you learn the essential facts of the Holocaust, its causes and its consequences.

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