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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Auschwitz Medical Crimes On Trial In London

In this talk, Dr Aleksandra Loewenau will explore how the Dering v. Uris libel trial drew the attention of the British public to wartime atrocities, by placing those proceedings within an international context of post-war court trials. In 1962, Dr. Wladyslaw Alexander Dering, a naturalized British citizen, former prisoner…

Mon 18 Sep

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Gray Matter

  • 2004
  • France/USA
  • 52min
  • Directed by: Joe Berlinger

In the spring of 2002, filmmaker Joe Berlinger travelled to Vienna to witness the burial of the preserved brains of over 700 disabled children that had been murdered in a 'euthanasia' clinic as part of a Nazi eugenics programme. The film chronicles the director’s journey as he searches for Dr Heinrich Gross, who not only…

Mon 11 Sep

Free / 020 7636 7247

Includes an introduction, talk and discussion with historian Dr Herwig Czech, postdoctoral researcher in the history of medicine at the Medical University of Vienna.

Ruthless Science: The Mindset Of Nazi Medical Researchers

Nazi medical experiments and coerced research were long viewed as "pseudo-science" or as medicine "going mad". More recent approaches have stressed the uninhibited rationality of the medical research in clinics and concentration camps. Reconstructing the previously overlooked victim stories allows one to see how research…

Tue 19 Sep

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Science + Suffering: Victims and Perpetrators of Nazi Human Experimentation

An exhibition examining the medical experiments conducted on people during the Nazi period. Not suitable for under 16s.

Thu 27 Jul

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 28 Jul

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 31 Jul

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 44 more dates until 29 Sep

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