What’s On

Current and upcoming exhibitions

Excavation-Confrontation-Repair? Family Histories of the Holocaust

This Reading Room exhibition draws upon historical documents in the archives of The Wiener Holocaust Library to focus on the theme of the renewal of Jewish communities after the Holocaust.

‘There was a time…’: Jewish Family Photographs Before 1939 

Family photographs have often been overlooked as historical or artistic objects in their own right. This exhibition asks visitors to reconsider their significance.   

Upcoming events

Virtual PhD and a Cup of Tea: Ustaša Killing Specialists: the Personnel of the Jasenovac Concentration and Death Camp

With an estimated 90,000 to 100,000 victims, the Jasenovac concentration and death camp complex (1941–1945) was a major killing site during the Second World War and the epicentre of state-organized destruction in the fascist Independent State of Croatia. Emil Kjerte’s doctoral research focuses on the Croatian men and women stationed at the camp complex.

Virtual Student and Teacher Workshop: What was the Holocaust? An Overview

In this talk, aimed at GCSE and A-Level students and teachers, the Library’s Education Officer, Kiera Fitzgerald, will draw upon the Library’s rich and diverse collections of original historical material to provide an introduction to the key events and the main features of the Holocaust.

Virtual Talk: Photographs and Family History Research

To coincide with our exhibition ‘There was a time…’: Jewish Family Photographs Before 1939, join members of The Wiener Holocaust Library staff as they discuss the importance of photographs in family research.

Hybrid Talk: Never Tell Anyone You’re Jewish: Maria Chamberlain

This talk will focus on Maria Chamberlain’s book, 'Never Tell Anyone You’re Jewish', a story of two assimilated Jewish families in Nazi-occupied Poland in the eye of the Holocaust. The material in the book is compiled from recounted memories of the survivors, unfinished memoirs, letters, photographs, and historical archives.

Virtual Student and Teacher Talk: The Oppression of the Black Community in Nazi-Occupied Europe

Black people experienced persecution and discrimination before, during and after the Third Reich in Germany and elsewhere. This workshop will utilise the Library’s valuable collections to crucially explore how the persecution of the black community by the Nazi regime was not straightforward and followed a different timeline to the persecution of other groups.
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