The Wiener Library

The Wiener Library
29 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DP
  • Telephone 020 7636 7247
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; closed Sat & Sun. Ring bell for entry.
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  • Website www.wienerlibrary.co.uk
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Book Launch: The Participants: The Men Of The Wannsee Conference

Despite lasting less than two hours, the Wannsee Conference is today understood as a signal episode in the history of the Holocaust, exemplifying the labour division and bureaucratization that made the "Final Solution" possible. Yet while the conference itself has been exhaustively researched, many of its attendees remain…

Wed 28 Feb

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Book Talk: Becoming Hitler - The Making Of A Nazi

The story of the making of Adolf Hitler that we are all familiar with is the one Hitler himself wove in his 1924 trial, and then expanded upon in Mein Kampf. It tells of his rapid emergence as National Socialist leader in 1919, and of how he successfully rallied most of Munich and the majority of Bavaria's establishment…

Mon 5 Feb

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Camden Council And The Wiener Library Holocaust Memorial Day Event

Camden Council's HMD event is an opportunity to reflect on the HMD theme this year: 'The Power of Words' For Holocaust Memorial Day 2018, Camden Council are hosting an event with The Wiener Library, the world's oldest archive of material on the Nazi era and the Holocaust. The Library holds some of the earliest written…

Tue 23 Jan

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Fate Unknown Series: The International Tracing Service and the ‘Legacies of Political Humanitarianism’

This talk explores the long history of the International Tracing Service (ITS), an agency established by the Western Allies during World War II to locate and reunite persons missing as a course of the hostilities. Dr. Jennifer Rodgers discusses how an organisation established to ameliorate the crimes of Nazism reframed…

Thu 8 Mar

Free / 020 7636 7247

Fate Unknown: The Search For The Missing After The Holocaust

By the end of World War II, millions of people had been murdered or displaced by war and genocide. Families and communities were torn apart. Many were missing, and some people's fates remain unclear to this day. Despite immense logistical challenges, a number of charities, such as the British Red Cross Society and the…

Thu 22 Feb

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 23 Feb

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 26 Feb

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 67 more dates until 30 May

Mothers, Sisters, Resisters? Motherhood and the Holocaust Twenty Years on

Women’s experience of the Holocaust remains a marginal subject. Even recent studies which claim to offer a comprehensive account tend to ignore or downplay the specific importance of women’s testimony. Zoë Waxman seeks to explain why it is that women are still being silenced, and why motherhood, in particular, deserves…

Thu 22 Mar

Free / 020 7636 7247

Narrating The German Occupation Of The Channel Islands

Presentation which retraces the evolution of the historiography – and interpretation – of the occupation of the Channel Islands; in the light and context of the international development of the study of the Nazi occupation of Europe in World War II. Booking is essential.

Tue 30 Jan

Free / 020 7636 7247

Stormtroopers: A New History of Hitler's Brownshirts

Daniel Siemens explores not only the roots of the SA and its swift decapitation but also its previously unrecognized transformation into a million-member Nazi organization.

Tue 23 Jan

Free / 020 7636 7247

Toni Schiff Memorial Lecture: Moving Holocaust Stories

This lecture takes Toni Schiff’s story as a starting point to examine the Holocaust as an event that was both itself constantly on the move, and also involved the mass movement – both forced and ‘voluntary’ – of Jews around the European continent. Booking is essential.

Mon 26 Feb

Free / 020 7636 7247

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