Collection highlights

We asked our staff, trustees and friends of the Library to choose a special selection of items from our collection.

‘Haifa and the Bay of Akka, east from Mt. Carmel, Palestine’ (1904)

Part of a larger collection titled ‘Palestine through the Stereoscope’ showing various locations at the turn of the 20th century, including Jerusalem, Nazareth and Bethlehem.

‘The Boys’ arriving at Windermere

This image shows some child survivors of the Holocaust disembarking in Britain.

“Let’s Go…Canada!” recruitment poster by Henry Eveleigh, 1942

This poster was one of many issued by the Director of Public Information in Ottowa, Canada, to encourage Canadian enlistment.

“Is that what you call Mare Nostrum…?”

A cartoon by Stephen Roth mocks Mussolini’s ambitions in the Mediterranean.

10 Points of Fascist Policy: Fascism Explained

A pamphlet written by Oswald Mosley, the founder of the British Union of Fascists.

A Jewish First World War Memorial in Frankfurt an der Oder

Part of a larger collection showing Jewish First World War memorials in cemeteries and synagogues around Germany, compiled by our predecessor organisation the Jewish Central Information Office (JCIO).

Adolf Hitler Legespiel

A game comprising of different shaped blocks which can be assembled to create words and symbols associated with the Nazi Party.

Alfred Josephs’ last message to his son

The last telegraph recieved by Wolfgang Josephs from his father.

An anonymous account of the November Pogrom in Frankfurt

A report documenting the experiences of a doctor from Frankfurt who was arrested and imprisoned in Buchenwald as part of the November Pogrom.

An eyewitness account by Hermine Horvath, a Roma woman from Austria

In this account Hermine Horvath, an Austrian Sinti woman, details her experiences during the Holocaust.

An eyewitness account by Kurt Lewin entitled ‘Emigration of a Jewish Communist to Shanghai’

One of over 1,000 testimonies gathered by Wiener Library staff in the 1950s.

Anonymous child survivor of the Holocaust

The International Tracing Service used photographs like this to trace lost children after the war.

Heritage Fund The Association of Jewish Refugees Federal Foreign Office
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