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PRESS RELEASE: Catrine Val: Living Memory

Photographic Exhibition and Slideshow 19–23 June 2023, Curated by Jana Riedel and Matthew Shaul Produced during the summer of 2020, the Living Memory project showcases artist Catrine Val’s poignant and […]

Refugee Week: 19 – 25 June 2023

Refugee Week is the world’s largest arts & culture festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of people seeking sanctuary. It’s been running in the UK since 1998 and is […]

The Wiener Holocaust Library at 90: Spotlight on Digitisation

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.

‘I am sitting on a dead branch’: Dr Hedwig Leibetseder’s letters from Lichtenburg

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. 

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