A new exhibition at the Wiener Holocaust Library launching February 2024, Genocidal Captivity.
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Cultural Production in the Confines of Theresienstadt: Works in The Foyle Special Collections Library and The Wiener Holocaust Library
This blog is a collaboration between the Wiener Holocaust Library and the Foyle Special Collections Library at King’s College London written by Madeleine Ahern (Librarian and Project Cataloguer at The Wiener Holocaust Library) and Simone Gaddes (Library Assistant at The Foyle Special Collections Library, King’s College London).
On the 15 January we held an exclusive screening of celebrated director Jonathan Glazer’s new film, The Zone of Interest. In partnership with A24 and Jonathan we were able to host a showing of the film for our friends, supporters, staff and trustees, and hear Jonathan discussing this important film in his own words.
Our Library has a crucial role to play as the world’s oldest Holocaust archive and Britain’s most important collection of evidence of modern genocide. We are sincerely thankful for your support over the past year, without which our impressive achievements in 2023 would not have been possible.
A new film released on the 1 January 2024 explores the life of Sir Nicholas Winton, a British stockbroker who rescued 669 mainly Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia who were at risk of being murdered during the Holocaust. Within our archive there are several unique collections that reveal more about this story.
The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023, 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 £45,000 support us to continue to be a world-leading Holocaust archive, offering valuable resources for education, ground-breaking research, and vital public engagement.
The Fourth Annual Alfred Wiener Holocaust Memorial Lecture: Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories: Past, Present and Future? Professor Sir Richard Evans
On 22 November we were delighted to host the Fourth Annual Alfred Wiener Holocaust Memorial Lecture, this year delivered by world-renowned historian and academic Professor Sir Richard Evans.
A special event with the Arolsen Archives: The return of property stolen by the Nazis and their collaborators #StolenMemory
Today we were joined by representatives from the Arolsen Archives, Lord Eric Pickles, and the surviving family member of Hans-Joachim Bünger, arrested and imprisoned by the Nazis.
This week we welcomed Amy and Matthew Smith to the Library, legal activists and scholars who are working to protect the Rohingya in Myanmar. They presented our Director, Dr Toby Simpson, with a new book they have created with survivors of the genocide.
The Wiener Holocaust Library’s Director responds to a proliferation of prejudice and hatred in the wake of renewed conflict in the Middle East.