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.

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.


This Nazi school book contrasts the racially superior traits of Aryans with the negative role of Jews in German society.

The Last Time I Saw Paris

Part of the Reigner Collection, generously donated by Gerhard Riegner, former Secretary General of the World Jewish Congress.

The Civil War in Spain by Frank Jellinek

A Left Book Club edition of The Civil War in Spain by Frank Jellinek.


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

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