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We are delighted to announce that the Wiener Holocaust Library is participating in this year’s Open House Festival. The Open House Festival offers an opportunity for people to visit and gain access to a significant number of buildings, landscapes and neighbourhoods across London. As the world’s oldest Holocaust archive and Britain’s largest, this event gives the opportunity for visitors to enter and explore the Library and its collections.
1 February 1923 From Munich’s Dark Days… Hitler’s flag-raising ceremony is over. He was unable to carry out his threats against the Parliament, the government and the Jews. There is […]
PRESS RELEASE: A new display at the Wiener Holocaust Library marks 90 years of the world’s oldest Holocaust archive
Two concurrent exhibitions will launch on the 4 July 2023. Highlights From the Archives reveals some of the most significant objects from the archive that is one of the world’s […]
As we mark our 90th anniversary, we recognise that although the Library is an institution rooted in the past, we remain oriented towards the future. In the spirit of modernisation, in the 2020s the Library has embarked on a major digitisation project in order to conserve, and make even more accessible, our unique collections.
Our collections are growing at the fastest rate in our 90-year history. Find out more about the exciting position of our archive in 2023.
In 1936, Dr Hedwig Leibetseder (née Abranowicz 1900-1989) jumped from the rear window on the 5th floor of no. 14 Düsseldorfer Strasse in Berlin. She had just travelled to Prague to retrieve a microphotography copy of the indictment of the first trial against Neu Beginnen, the anti-Nazi resistance group to which she belonged, but the Gestapo were lying in wait to seize the document upon her return.
To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, we look at notable women in the archival collections of The Wiener Holocaust Library, who stand out in various ways in their contributions to Holocaust memory and history.
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.