The Wiener Holocaust Library holds an extensive periodical collection with particular strengths on the Holocaust and other genocides, the fascist and anti-fascist press, Jewish studies, Jewish life in Great Britain and abroad, and the Nazi era. The collection reflects the multilingual nature of these subjects and includes titles in over fifteen languages and ranges from the late-19th century to the present day.

The collection is constantly growing and consists of two streams: (a) historical periodicals and (b) current subscriptions (print & digital). Together they contain over 3200 titles of journals, newspapers, magazines, bulletins, and more. Of these titles, 1,339 are on microfilm or microfiche. There are over 80 active subscriptions which fluctuate yearly. In-person browsing of these print titles is possible on the Reading Room’s open shelves, as well as digitally via the R-drive on the Reading Room PCs.

Please note: the print and microfilm and microfiche periodical collections are kept in the bookstore; they therefore must be requested via call slips available at the reading room desk. Some print periodicals are kept offsite, so please check the catalogue record and request a delivery via the reading room desk or by contacting the library email before your visit.

Select historical periodicals are digitised and can be consulted on the Reading Room PCs. These must be reserved by contacting the library email address. A number of current academic journals and periodical archives are also available on the Reading Room PCs via their publisher’s websites. Document Delivery Services are available for periodicals as long as requests adhere to copyright limitations (one chapter or article, or up to 5% of a book, whichever is greater).

Historical Periodicals: Strengths

To browse, enter one of the terms below into the “Subject Keyword” field in our catalogue.

  1. Jewish refugee press
  2. Exile press
  3. German-Jewish press
  4. Anti-fascist press
  5. Fascist press
  6. National Socialist press
  7. Extreme right press
  8. Internment camp press
  9. Prisoner of war camp press
  10. Displaced persons camp press
  11. Jewish press students
  12. Illegal press
  13. Religious press

From the search results, click on the “Serials” tab to narrow the search to periodicals.

Current Subscriptions

Digital versions of periodicals are available on Library terminals in the Reading Room. Please write to the library email address to book a terminal.

  • Academic Journals

    Title Available in Print Available Digitally
    AJR journal X X
    Aschkenas X
    Contemporanea : rivista di storia dell’800 e del’900 X
    CRI: Critical Romani Studies X X
    East European Jewish Affairs X X
    European Judaism X
    Genocide Studies International X
    German History X
    History & Memory: studies in representation of the past X
    Holocaust Studies X
    Holocaust and Genocide Studies: an international journal X X
    Journal of Contemporary History X
    Journal of Genocide Research X X
    Journal of Holocaust Research X X
    Journal of Modern Jewish Studies X X
    Patterns of Prejudice X X
    Search and Research X
    Yad Vashem Studies X

  • Newspapers

    The Jewish Chronicle is available digitally.

  • Magazines, Newsletters & Bulletins

    Title Available in Print Available Digitally
    ACJR newsletter X
    Aktuell X
    Anne Frank Zentrum X
    Antifa : Magazin der VVN-BdA für antifaschistische Politik und Kultur X
    Antifaschistisches Infoblatt X
    Armenian Voice: Newsletter for the London-Armenian community X
    Aufbau X
    Bulletin of the Armenian institute X
    Candour X
    Centrale X
    Centre news: Jewish Holocaust Centre X
    Der neue Mahnruf : Zeitschrift für Freiheit, Recht und Demokratie X
    Dialog X
    Dokumentationszentrum Oberer Kuhberg Ulm X
    DMZ-Zeitgeschichte Deutsche Militarzeitschrift X
    Dunera News X  X
    Der Eckart X
    Der neue Mahnruf : Zeitschrift für Freiheit, Recht und Demokratie X
    Einsicht : Bulletin des Fritz Bauer Instituts X
    Exil X
    Exilograph X
    Gedenkstattenrundbrief X
    Die Gemeinde: offzielles Organ der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinder Wien X
    German Studies Library Group Newsletter X
    Holocaust Memorial Day Trust newsletter X
    Informationen : Studienkreis zur Erforschung und Vermittlung der Geschichte des deutschen Widerstandes 1933-1945 X
    (International) Searchlight X
    The Jerusalem Report X
    Jerusalem Yad Vashem Magazine X
    Jewish Renaissance X
    Jewish Socialist X
    Kalonymos X
    Kingston : leading the Jewish community in South London newsletter : our Ostrava Group X
    Konkret X
    Lichte-Blicke newsletter X
    Mitteilungen: Dokumentationsarchiv des osterreichischen widerstandes X X
    Monitor X X
    Montreal Holocaust Museum / Musée Holocauste Montréal X
    Moskito : Fach- und Netzwerkstelle gegen Rechtsextremismus, für Demokratie und Vielfalt X
    Munchner Beitrage zur Judische Geschichte und Kultur X
    Newsletter KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau X
    Newsletter KZ-Gedenkstätte Kaltenkirchen X
    Newsletter : Montreal Holocaust Museum = Museé Holocauste Montréal X
    Newsletter : Selma Stern Zentrum für Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg (ZJS) X
    Oś : Oświęcim, People, History, Culture magazine : the Auschwitz Memorial magazine X
    Our congregation: the news magazine of Belsize Square Synagogue X
    Prism X
    Der Rechte Rand X
    Regards X
    Revue d’histoire de la Shoah X
    Rundbrief : KZ-Gedenkstätte Moringen X
    Second Generation Voices X
    Shemot X
    S:I.M.O.N. Shoah : Intervention. Methods. Documentation X
    Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte X
    Yad Vashem Magazine X
    Zeichen X X
    Zeitschrift für christlich-jüdische Begegnung im Kontext X
    Zpravodaj: The Jewish Museum in Prague newsletter  X
    Zwischenwelt X

Periodical Searching Top-Tip:

In Advanced Search, filter your by content type “Serials”.

Then use the “Additional Fields” drop-down menu to narrow your search by over 100 different identifiers.

Particularly useful fields for periodicals may include “ISSN,” “Publisher,” “Language,” and “Period Keyword”. The latter lists the decades we hold of a particular title.

New Feature being implemented from 2024:

The indices of select periodicals are now digitised and available via their catalogue records as PDFs.

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