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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 The Library’s unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony.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 repair works and we apologise for the inconvenience.

Advance warning: 

The Library will be closed from 1pm on Thursday 9 December.

The Library will be closed from 3pm on Tuesday 14 December.

The Library will be closed from 3pm on Wednesday 15 December.

Christmas closures:

The Library will be closed from 12.30pm on Friday 24 December until Monday 3 January.

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.

Full visiting information

Opening times

Monday
Open, 10am-5pm
Tuesday
Open, 10am-5pm
Wednesday
Open, 10am-5pm
Thursday
Open, 10am-5pm
Friday
Open, 10am-5pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
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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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