What’s On

Current and upcoming exhibitions

The Vienna Model of Radicalisation: Austria and the Shoah

This new exhibition, on show for the first time in Britain, explores the significance of the Holocaust in Austria. Based on recent research, The Vienna Model of Radicalisation: Austria and the Shoah highlights the role of Vienna as gateway for the radicalisation of antisemitic policy in the Nazi State.

Holocaust Letters

This exhibition examines Holocaust-era correspondence for evidence of how Jewish persecutees understood what was happening to them as events of the Holocaust unfolded.

Upcoming events

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 Virtual Panel: Responses of “Ordinary People” to Persecution

The Wiener Holocaust Library, the Institute for the History of the German Jews in Hamburg, and the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Leicester are pleased to co-host a virtual panel discussion for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023. The event is organised in response to the 2023 HMD theme of ‘ordinary people’, which acknowledges that genocide is both facilitated and experienced by ordinary people. This panel of speakers highlights new thinking and research about this theme, considering how Jewish persecutees responded to the Nazi onslaught in the Warsaw ghetto.

Virtual Student Workshop: Forgotten Victims: The Nazi Genocide of the Roma and Sinti

This workshop draws upon The Wiener Holocaust Library’s collections of material on the Roma & Sinti genocide to uncover the story of this understudied aspect of Nazi persecution.

Hybrid Exhibition talk: Portrait of Wally: Opening the floodgates for restitution, Shauna Isaac

Part of the Vienna Model of Radicalisation: Austria and the Shoah exhibition event series. One of the most significant cases of Nazi looting took place in 1998 when the Manhattan District Attorney seized Egon Schiele’s Portrait of Wally under the US stolen property act. This case captured the imagination of the public and changed the international conversation on restitution.

Hybrid Exhibition talk: Kristallnacht in Vienna: The Radicalisation of Antisemitic Policy in the Nazi State

In this talk, Dr Toby Simpson will discuss the reasons behind the extreme brutality of Kristallnacht in Vienna. Compared to other locations in the Third Reich, even in other cities where local antisemitism was rife, the brutal nature and long-term impact of anti-Jewish violence in the Austrian capital is striking. This talk will examine collections held at The Wiener Holocaust Library and consider what insights the study of this terrible historical event might offer people today.

Hybrid Book Talk: The Holocaust – An Unfinished History, by Dan Stone

The Wiener Holocaust Library is delighted to host a hybrid book talk event to celebrate the publication of Prof Dan Stone’s newest book, The Holocaust – an Unfinished History. He will be led in conversation with Prof Matthew Feldman. In-person participants will have the opportunity to purchase the book for signature.
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