The Wiener Holocaust Library Today

In 2024 we will celebrate 90 years of the Wiener Holocaust Library. Today the Library houses the largest collection of Holocaust-era material in the UK, and one of the oldest collections in the world.

We welcome almost 2,500 visitors per year to our Reading Room and exhibition space and thousands more to our in-person and virtual events that explore ground-breaking scholarship, new and notable books, and individuals’ fascinating personal stories.

We’re still building our collections / Donate your documents

The Library continues to collect documents and books relating to the Nazi era and the Holocaust. Our ongoing mission is to make these collections as accessible as possible, to engage future generations in the study of the Holocaust and to service as a living memorial to the evils of the past.

If you are looking for a permanent home for original family papers and photographs documenting the experiences of refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe, consider entrusting them to us. Find out more here.

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Social Media / Stay up to date

Our social media channels are an important way of engaging with our friends and supporters, sharing our work and making our collections as accessible as possible.

Follow the Library on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to see what we’re doing to build and preserve our collections behind the scenes, stay up to date with our latest news and events, and see important items from our archive.

Each date, each note, each reference, each artefact stored in the Russell Square building tells its story but also speaks of a presence that the Third Reich tried so hard to negate.

Michael Rosen, Author and former Children’s Laureate
Heritage Fund The Association of Jewish Refugees Federal Foreign Office
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