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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A Blind Eye and Dirty Hands: The Wehrmacht's Crimes

A talk explaining the Wehrmacht's (the German military) role in Nazi Germany and the crimes they committed.

Mon 11 Jun

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 18:30 – 20:00

An "Enchanted Parenthesis"? Questioning Kindertransport to France, 1938-1942

While Great Britain has earned its dominant place in the historiography on Kindertransport, other European countries developed initiatives to evacuate Jewish children from Central Europe in 1938-39. On a much smaller scale, France was also a Kindertransport destination. Between 350-450 Central European children found…

Tue 29 May

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Fate Unknown: The Search For The Missing After The Holocaust

This exhibition tells the remarkable story of the agonising search for the missing after the Holocaust.

Tue 24 Apr

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 10:00 – 19:30

Wed 25 Apr

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 26 Apr

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 24 more dates until 30 May

Fate Unknown Workshop Series

A half-day workshop in the world's oldest archive of material on the Holocaust and Nazi era to learn more about the sources, evidence and methods used in tracing paths of those impacted by this era. The workshop includes a talk by Jeanette R Rosenberg OBE, a specialist on German-Jewish genealogy and Education and Outreach…

Tue 22 May

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 10:00 – 12:30

The Greatest Detective Story in History and the Search for Missing Children After the Holocaust

Professor Dan Stone reads excerpts of Alan Burgess' BBC radio play.

Thu 3 May

£5 / 020 7636 7247

Holocaust Consciousness, German Jewish Refugees and the Civil Rights Struggle in Post-War America

Dr David Juenger leads this discussion on how Jewish refugee's influenced and contributed to the American Civil Rights Movement.

Tue 24 Apr

Free but ticketed / 020 7636 7247

The Institutionalisation Of German Modernism And The Ensuing Backlash In The 1920s And 1930s

This talk introduces the patterns of public/private collecting, dealership and patronage during the Wilhelmine period (prior to 1918) but focuses on the Weimar era. After the First World War, state promotion of modern German art was consolidated, particularly under Ludwig Justi (1876-1957), director of the Berlin National…

Thu 28 Jun

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 18:30 – 20:00

The International Reaction To The 'Degenerate' Art Campaign

The National Socialist exhibition of "Degenerate Art" in Munich was visited by over two million people during the summer of 1937. Abroad too, the show made headlines, widely reported across the French, British and American press. This talk will explore the attempts made in the following months to counter this attack on…

Thu 12 Jul

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 18:30 – 20:00

The Loss And Recovery Of So-called Degenerate Art

Richard Aronowitz-Mercer (European Head of Restitution, Sotheby's) will talk both about his work in provenance research in the setting of an international auction house and about his encounters with examples of so-called 'degenerate art' over the last twenty years of work in this field: works that were either taken out of…

Wed 4 Jul

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 18:30 – 20:00

The Power of Words by Survivor Leslie Kleinman

Powerful personal account of the Holocaust from survivor Leslie Kleinman.

Mon 30 Apr

Free but ticketed / 020 7636 7247

  • 18:30 – 20:00

The Power Of Words By Survivor Leslie Kleinman

Leslie (Lazar) Kleinman was born on 29th May 1929 in Ambud, a small village near Satu Mare in Romania, into an Orthodox Jewish family. He had four brothers and three sisters and his father was a Rabbi. The family's peaceful world was first disrupted when Hungary occupied this area in 1940. Worse was to come in 1944 when…

Mon 30 Apr

Free / 020 7636 7247

  • 13:30 – 15:00

River Danube As A Holocaust Landscape: The Journey of the Kladovo Transport

A screening and discussion of a film about Jewish refugees during WW2. Booking is essential.

Tue 15 May

Free / 020 7636 7247

The Search

  • 1948
  • Switzerland/US
  • 1h 44min
  • U
  • Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
  • Cast: Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Aline MacMahon

In post-war Berlin, an American private helps a lost Czech boy find his mother.

Thu 26 Apr

020 7636 7247

  • 18:30

'That is Bella, Only Seven': The Depiction of Holocaust Survivors in Liberator Narratives

Dr Mark Celinscak discusses his recent book, which re-examines the surrender and relief of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northwest Germany at the end of WWII. Booking is essential.

Thu 10 May

Free / 020 7636 7247

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