Collection highlights: Book

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

We hold almost 65,000 books and pamphlets on the Holocaust and related subjects. This is the largest collection on this subject in the UK and ranges from early Holocaust testimonies, literature and fiction to the latest academic works in the field.

Books prohibited by the Nazi Party

A selection of works by Thomas Mann, whose writings were banned by the Nazis.


Part of a collection on Polish-Jewish history donated by Professor Antony Polonsky.

Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda

An example from our collection of graphic novels, this book depicts the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

Dutch first edition of Anne Frank’s Diary

Dutch first edition of Anne Frank’s Diary titled Het achterhuis : Dagboekbrieven van 12 Juni 1942 – 1 August 1944.

Register of Jewish Survivors. Vol I & II (1945)

Compiled by the Search Bureau for the Missing Relatives, these volumes aimed to reunite families after the Holocaust.

Der Giftpilz by Ernst Hiemer

This antisemitic book is one example from our collection of Nazi propaganda aimed at children.

Lest We Forget

Bergen-Belsen was liberated by the British in April 1945. This pamphlet was produced by the Daily Mail for audiences back in Britain.

Jugend um Hitler

This piece of Nazi propaganda depicts Adolf Hitler as a kind-hearted, child loving father figure.

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh

A book credited with bringing awareness of the Armenian Genocide to European audiences.

Informationsheft G.B.

These plans were drawn up for the German invasion of Britain as part of Operation Sea Lion.

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