Swaminathan Natarajan “Why did they want to kill us? Why did they kill us?” asks Hinta Gheorghe, an 83-year-old Roma and Holocaust survivor. At the age of two, during World […]
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This month the Library’s exhibition, ‘There Was a Time’: Jewish Family Photographs before 1939, will be restaged in Paris at UNESCO’s global headquarters.
The Wiener Holocaust Library has always stood firmly against Holocaust denial and distortion. We are the world’s oldest archive dedicated to the open study of the overwhelming documentary record of the Holocaust and we work hard to use our vast and unique collections to put the past at the service of the future.
On 23 November Professor Marion Kaplan delivered a fascinating talk at the Alfred Wiener Holocaust Memorial Lecture, hosted by Gresham College in London. She spoke to a full and captivated audience on the subject of ‘Lives in Limbo: Jewish Refugees in Portugal, 1940-1945’.
Professor Kaplan vividly described the experiences of the tens of thousands of Jews who pursued this perilous but exceptional escape route out of Nazi-occupied Europe at the height of the Second World War and the Holocaust.
On Wednesday 23 November the Library hosted the Third Annual Alfred Wiener Holocaust Memorial Lecture at Gresham College. We were delighted that so many attended in-person or tuned in to watch this lecture.
This conference, postponed from 2021, follows six successful conferences, which took place at Imperial War Museum London in 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 and at Birkbeck, University of London and The Wiener Holocaust Library in 2018. It builds on areas previously investigated, and also opens up new fields of academic enquiry.
The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022, the UK’s largest online match funding campaign, is now live and we are pleased to be participating once again. This year we aim to raise £30,000 towards the digitisation and preservation of the Library’s unique archive.
This one-day PGR/ ECR Workshop at the Wiener Holocaust Library will take place on the 24 May 2023.
This two-day, in-person symposium organised by The Wiener Holocaust Library and the University of Cambridge, taking place at the Library on the 10th-11th May 2023, will bring together early career researchers with senior academics to discuss new directions in the study of the Roma genocide.
Founded in 1933, the Library is Britain’s largest and most important collection of material relating to the Holocaust and genocide. We are pleased to announce that our public archive tours […]