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Stolpersteine laying ceremony and panel event on the Holocaust in the Netherlands

The world’s largest decentralised memorial art installation, the Stolperstein (stumbling stone) project has placed over 100,000 stones in 26 countries. The stones to be installed in Amsterdam commemorate Dr Margarete Wiener-Saulmann, Kurt Zielenziger, and Bernhard Krieg. All worked for The Wiener Holocaust Library’s predecessor organisation in Amsterdam, the Jewish Central Information Office, and the stones will be placed outside the offices of the JCIO on Jan van Eyckstraat.

The Gathering Storm

April 1927 Should it go on like this? I In picnic spots, huntsmen had to use firearms in self-defence against National Socialists. Unsuspecting Jewish passers-by were stabbed by National Socialists […]

The Gathering Storm

Berlin 13 November 1925 Cabarets, joke books, cheerful weekly papers and the “Jewish widow”: a serious word from Alfred Wiener We Jews are sensitive, our opponents claim; but even our […]

Daniel Finkelstein in conversation with Debórah Dwork at the Leo Baeck Institute, New York

This special event hosted in partnership with the Centre for Jewish History will see British journalist and politician, Daniel Finkelstein OBE, in conversation with Prof Debórah Dwork in celebration of Two Roads Home: Hitler, Stalin and the Miraculous Survival of My Family, Daniel Finkelstein’s remarkable new book. Learn more about the legacy of the Wiener Library and the tragic personal histories embedded in its founding.

The Gathering Storm

13th December 1923 The Flat Land On Sunday, 2 December, an unusually large number of representatives of the Bavarian branch of our Centralverein[1] met in the Nuremberg Community Hall under […]

Laurien Vastenhout: The Holocaust in the Netherlands: the ‘Dutch paradox’

In this talk, Dr Laurien Vastenhout presents an explanatory framework for this so-called ‘Dutch paradox’. In doing so, she not only provides an insight into how the Holocaust unfolded in the Netherlands, but also address some persistent misconceptions about the role of the Jewish community leadership – specifically, the Dutch Jewish Council – in the process of isolation and deportation of the Jews during the German occupation.

Open House London 2023: Weekend opening on Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th September

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.

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