This year, the library that was created by a German Jew who predicted the horrors of the Holocaust is marking its 90th anniversary. The Wiener Holocaust Library was established in Amsterdam in 1934, helped the Allies during the Second World War and continues to collect and preserve evidence of the crimes of genocide today.
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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.
Nicola Keller discusses the process of translating family Holocaust letters from Hungarian to English, and what she discovers along the way.
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.
Governments must show compassion and give safe harbour to those in danger: Joint statement from the Wiener Holocaust Library and the Association of Jewish Refugees
Two British organisations have chronicled the lives and represented the interests of the Jewish refugees from Nazism – The Wiener Holocaust Library and The Association of Jewish Refugees. And we are both increasingly concerned about the impact of the government’s proposed Illegal Migration Bill and the discourse and language surrounding its formulation.
This is an in-person event taking place at The Scottish Jewish Archives Centre (SJAC) on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 September.
This two-day, in-person symposium, organised by The Wiener Holocaust Library and the University of Cambridge, will be held at the Library 10- 11 May 2023. It will bring together early career researchers and senior academics to discuss new directions in the study of the Roma genocide.
Sandra Lipner is a techne (AHRC)-funded PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London. In her doctoral thesis, she uses a cultural family history approach to investigate German bourgeois subjectivities within the context of the Third Reich. This blogpost asks what unites these family histories, what sets them apart, and why they matter.
We are pleased to announce a new seminar series ‘Humanitarianism, Refugees, and the Holocaust’, which will run throughout the 2023/2024 academic year.
March is Women’s History Month. In this article we explore how are educational website, The Holocaust Explained, can support those teaching about women in the Third Reich.