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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 The Library’s unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony.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 now open Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm. Please note we will continue to ask all visitors to wear a face covering and to observe social distancing.

We regret to inform visitors that our exterior lift is currently out of service. This is due to ongoing vital repair works and we apologise for the inconvenience.

Closure notices:

The Library’s exhibition space will be closed on Monday 16th May for a private educational training day. The exhibition will be open as usual on Tuesday 17th May. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Exhibition will be closed on the following dates:

Thursday 2 June

Friday 3 June


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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Opening times

10am – 5pm
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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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