The Wiener Holocaust Library

The Wiener Holocaust Library The Wiener Holocaust Library is Britain's Holocaust library and archive. Free events and exhibitions at www.wienerholocaustlibrary.org/events.

The Wiener Holocaust Library is one of the world's leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and N**i era. The Library's unique collection of over one million items includes published books, official documents, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony. It provides a resource to oppose antisemitism and other forms of prejudice and racism. Tours of the exhibition, archive and Wolfson Reading Room are offered every Tuesday at 1pm.

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It's been lovely to see some of the Library's #GertySimon photographs dotted around on posters in downtown Berlin!Until ...
10/09/2021

It's been lovely to see some of the Library's #GertySimon photographs dotted around on posters in downtown Berlin!

Until Monday 4 October, several of Simon's original portraits will be on show at the Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee, marking the first time her work has been displayed in Germany since she fled N**i persecution in 1933.

It's been lovely to see some of the Library's #GertySimon photographs dotted around on posters in downtown Berlin!

Until Monday 4 October, several of Simon's original portraits will be on show at the Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee, marking the first time her work has been displayed in Germany since she fled N**i persecution in 1933.

The Wiener Holocaust Library is hiring! We are seeking an experienced #archivist to join our Collections Team on a full-...
10/09/2021

The Wiener Holocaust Library is hiring!

We are seeking an experienced #archivist to join our Collections Team on a full-time three-year contract to work on multiple and exciting new projects.

Please note that the successful candidate will need to be proficient in both German and English.

The deadline for all applications is Friday 24 September at 5.30pm.

Please visit the Library's website to download the full job description: https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/what-we-do/support-our-work/work-with-us/

The Wiener Holocaust Library is hiring!

We are seeking an experienced #archivist to join our Collections Team on a full-time three-year contract to work on multiple and exciting new projects.

Please note that the successful candidate will need to be proficient in both German and English.

The deadline for all applications is Friday 24 September at 5.30pm.

Please visit the Library's website to download the full job description: https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/what-we-do/support-our-work/work-with-us/

“Divinely Gifted."A new show at the German Historical Museum examines how some of the N**is' favourite visual artists we...
10/09/2021

“Divinely Gifted."

A new show at the German Historical Museum examines how some of the N**is' favourite visual artists were able to successfully continue their work in postwar Germany.

Visit The Times of Israel to find out more: https://bit.ly/3zkDRlj

“Divinely Gifted."

A new show at the German Historical Museum examines how some of the N**is' favourite visual artists were able to successfully continue their work in postwar Germany.

Visit The Times of Israel to find out more: https://bit.ly/3zkDRlj

We are pleased to announce the Library's next exhibition #ThisFascistLife: Radical Right Movements in Interwar Europe wi...
10/09/2021

We are pleased to announce the Library's next exhibition #ThisFascistLife: Radical Right Movements in Interwar Europe will open on 6 October 2021.

This timely exhibition looks back to the first manifestations of the destructive phenomenon of fascism, focusing on the rank-and-file members of fascist movements in the interwar period.

Pictured: Fascist students in Vienna, 1931. ÖNB Bildarchiv.

Visit the Library's website to learn more and to check out the upcoming event series we have planned: https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/exhibition/this-fascist-life-radical-right-movements-in-interwar-europe/

We are pleased to announce the Library's next exhibition #ThisFascistLife: Radical Right Movements in Interwar Europe will open on 6 October 2021.

This timely exhibition looks back to the first manifestations of the destructive phenomenon of fascism, focusing on the rank-and-file members of fascist movements in the interwar period.

Pictured: Fascist students in Vienna, 1931. ÖNB Bildarchiv.

Visit the Library's website to learn more and to check out the upcoming event series we have planned: https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/exhibition/this-fascist-life-radical-right-movements-in-interwar-europe/

We are pleased that Dr Chris Millington will be joining us on Thursday 28 October to kick off the Library's #ThisFascist...
09/09/2021

We are pleased that Dr Chris Millington will be joining us on Thursday 28 October to kick off the Library's #ThisFascistLife event series.

This lecture will explore the origins and consequences of the violent fascist insurrection that took place in Paris on 6 February 1934.

This is an in-person event with limited tickets so visit the Library's website to register now: https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/event/exhibition-talk-a-fascist-insurrection-in-paris-6-february-1934/

We are pleased that Dr Chris Millington will be joining us on Thursday 28 October to kick off the Library's #ThisFascistLife event series.

This lecture will explore the origins and consequences of the violent fascist insurrection that took place in Paris on 6 February 1934.

This is an in-person event with limited tickets so visit the Library's website to register now: https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/event/exhibition-talk-a-fascist-insurrection-in-paris-6-february-1934/

Did you know that the Library has a #YouTube channel? Watch our past events online and for free, including the latest #b...
09/09/2021

Did you know that the Library has a #YouTube channel? Watch our past events online and for free, including the latest #book talks and panel discussions.

Subscribe now: https://www.youtube.com/thewienerlibrary

Did you know that the Library has a #YouTube channel? Watch our past events online and for free, including the latest #book talks and panel discussions.

Subscribe now: https://www.youtube.com/thewienerlibrary

"Meet The Refugees." This pamphlet was published by the American Young Women's Christian Association in September 1940. ...
09/09/2021

"Meet The Refugees."

This pamphlet was published by the American Young Women's Christian Association in September 1940. It attempted to reduce anti-refugee feelings, thereby changing the tide of public opinion. It was hoped that more public support would exert pressure on the American government to take in more refugees.

Visit the Library's online educational resource the #HolocaustExplained to learn more about relief organisations working in the 1930s and 1940s: https://www.theholocaustexplained.org/resistance-responses-collaboration/responses/relief-organisations/

"Meet The Refugees."

This pamphlet was published by the American Young Women's Christian Association in September 1940. It attempted to reduce anti-refugee feelings, thereby changing the tide of public opinion. It was hoped that more public support would exert pressure on the American government to take in more refugees.

Visit the Library's online educational resource the #HolocaustExplained to learn more about relief organisations working in the 1930s and 1940s: https://www.theholocaustexplained.org/resistance-responses-collaboration/responses/relief-organisations/

"Finding Gerty."Join us tomorrow night for a unique Curators Talk with Dr Lucy Wasensteiner and the Library's Dr Barbara...
08/09/2021

"Finding Gerty."

Join us tomorrow night for a unique Curators Talk with Dr Lucy Wasensteiner and the Library's Dr Barbara Warnock.

In this virtual event, both curators will discuss the genesis and development of their respective exhibitions and provide an insight into the life, work and career of the German-Jewish photographer Gerty Simon.

'Gerty Simon. Berlin/London. A Photographer in Exile' now on show at the Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee until 4 October 2021 marks the first time that Simon's work has been displayed in Germany since her flight to Britain after the accession to power of the N**i Party in 1933.

Visit the Library's website to register for the English-language version of this event: https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/event/virtual-talk-finding-gerty-exhibiting-gerty-simons-work-for-the-first-time-in-eighty-five-years/

"Finding Gerty."

Join us tomorrow night for a unique Curators Talk with Dr Lucy Wasensteiner and the Library's Dr Barbara Warnock.

In this virtual event, both curators will discuss the genesis and development of their respective exhibitions and provide an insight into the life, work and career of the German-Jewish photographer Gerty Simon.

'Gerty Simon. Berlin/London. A Photographer in Exile' now on show at the Liebermann-Villa am Wannsee until 4 October 2021 marks the first time that Simon's work has been displayed in Germany since her flight to Britain after the accession to power of the N**i Party in 1933.

Visit the Library's website to register for the English-language version of this event: https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/event/virtual-talk-finding-gerty-exhibiting-gerty-simons-work-for-the-first-time-in-eighty-five-years/

Join us on Wednesday 6 October for a special in-person event to celebrate the launch of the Library's upcoming exhibitio...
08/09/2021

Join us on Wednesday 6 October for a special in-person event to celebrate the launch of the Library's upcoming exhibition #ThisFascistLife.

Today, as extreme right-wing radicalism grows in strength in Europe and elsewhere, this timely exhibition looks back to the first manifestations of the destructive phenomenon of fascism.

Visit the Library's website to register for one of the few remaining tickets: https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/event/exhibition-launch-this-fascist-life-radical-right-movements-in-interwar-europe/#

Join us on Wednesday 6 October for a special in-person event to celebrate the launch of the Library's upcoming exhibition #ThisFascistLife.

Today, as extreme right-wing radicalism grows in strength in Europe and elsewhere, this timely exhibition looks back to the first manifestations of the destructive phenomenon of fascism.

Visit the Library's website to register for one of the few remaining tickets: https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/event/exhibition-launch-this-fascist-life-radical-right-movements-in-interwar-europe/#

The Library's PhD and a Cup of Tea doctoral seminar series is back!If you are a PhD candidate or early-career researcher...
08/09/2021

The Library's PhD and a Cup of Tea doctoral seminar series is back!

If you are a PhD candidate or early-career researcher and would like to present your research for feedback from other PhD candidates, researchers, and faculty then please get in touch.

We would also like to welcome all MA, doctoral students and faculty to attend the seminars to share their views and perspectives.

For further details on how you can get involved please visit our website:
https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/what-we-do/research/phd-and-a-cup-of-tea/

The Library's PhD and a Cup of Tea doctoral seminar series is back!

If you are a PhD candidate or early-career researcher and would like to present your research for feedback from other PhD candidates, researchers, and faculty then please get in touch.

We would also like to welcome all MA, doctoral students and faculty to attend the seminars to share their views and perspectives.

For further details on how you can get involved please visit our website:
https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/what-we-do/research/phd-and-a-cup-of-tea/

“So few of us are left, we have to save lives.” The Bielski brothers fled into the Belorussian forests to escape the Ger...
08/09/2021

“So few of us are left, we have to save lives.”

The Bielski brothers fled into the Belorussian forests to escape the German invasion of 1941. In the summer of 1942, they had formed a partisan group of 30 people.

The group launched reprisals against local collaborators, but they mainly focussed upon saving Jews. They located Jews trying to survive in the forests and sheltered them. The Bielski group sent guides into ghettos to organise escapes.

By the end of the Second World War, 1,200 Jews lived with the Bielski group, who by this point had established various village communities and workshops in the forests.

Pictured: Members of the Bielski Group, c. 1943, Naliboki Forest, Belarus. Ghetto Fighters' House בית לוחמי הגטאות.

Visit the Library’s returned #JewishResistance exhibition on show until 17 September 2021 to find out more about the Jewish men and women, who at great personal risk, resisted the N**is and their collaborators: https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/exhibition/jewish-resistance-to-the-holocaust/

“So few of us are left, we have to save lives.”

The Bielski brothers fled into the Belorussian forests to escape the German invasion of 1941. In the summer of 1942, they had formed a partisan group of 30 people.

The group launched reprisals against local collaborators, but they mainly focussed upon saving Jews. They located Jews trying to survive in the forests and sheltered them. The Bielski group sent guides into ghettos to organise escapes.

By the end of the Second World War, 1,200 Jews lived with the Bielski group, who by this point had established various village communities and workshops in the forests.

Pictured: Members of the Bielski Group, c. 1943, Naliboki Forest, Belarus. Ghetto Fighters' House בית לוחמי הגטאות.

Visit the Library’s returned #JewishResistance exhibition on show until 17 September 2021 to find out more about the Jewish men and women, who at great personal risk, resisted the N**is and their collaborators: https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/exhibition/jewish-resistance-to-the-holocaust/

"Neglected, overlooked, unrecognized."The first Czech translation of the autobiography of a Sinti survivor, Philomena Fr...
07/09/2021

"Neglected, overlooked, unrecognized."

The first Czech translation of the autobiography of a Sinti survivor, Philomena Franz, entitled 'To Live without Bitterness: Story of a German Sinti Woman who survived the Holocaust' has now been published.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/2WltBei

"Neglected, overlooked, unrecognized."

The first Czech translation of the autobiography of a Sinti survivor, Philomena Franz, entitled 'To Live without Bitterness: Story of a German Sinti Woman who survived the Holocaust' has now been published.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/2WltBei

As part of the Library's upcoming #JewishResistance exhibition event series, we are delighted that Judy Batalion will be...
07/09/2021

As part of the Library's upcoming #JewishResistance exhibition event series, we are delighted that Judy Batalion will be joining us to virtually discuss her acclaimed new book next week (on Monday 13 September).

'The Light of Days' explores the untold, and forgotten, stories of the women fighters of the resistance.

Visit the Library's website to register for what will be a fascinating talk to kick off our Jewish Resistance event series: https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/event/virtual-book-talk-the-light-of-days/

As part of the Library's upcoming #JewishResistance exhibition event series, we are delighted that Judy Batalion will be joining us to virtually discuss her acclaimed new book next week (on Monday 13 September).

'The Light of Days' explores the untold, and forgotten, stories of the women fighters of the resistance.

Visit the Library's website to register for what will be a fascinating talk to kick off our Jewish Resistance event series: https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/event/virtual-book-talk-the-light-of-days/

#OnThisDay 1940, the Blitz began. Until May 1941, the German Luftwaffe would engage in a campaign of sustained and targe...
07/09/2021

#OnThisDay 1940, the Blitz began. Until May 1941, the German Luftwaffe would engage in a campaign of sustained and targeted aerial bombing raids over the city of London, destroying millions of homes and killing over 20,000 civilians.

Pictured: A bus is left leaning against the side of a terrace in the aftermath of a German bombing raid on London during the first days of the Blitz, 9 September 1940. The bus was empty at the time, but eleven people were killed in the surrounding houses.

Visit the Library’s online educational resource the #HolocaustExplained to find out more: https://www.theholocaustexplained.org/life-in-nazi-occupied-europe/the-second-world-war/the-battle-of-britain-and-the-blitz/

#OnThisDay 1940, the Blitz began. Until May 1941, the German Luftwaffe would engage in a campaign of sustained and targeted aerial bombing raids over the city of London, destroying millions of homes and killing over 20,000 civilians.

Pictured: A bus is left leaning against the side of a terrace in the aftermath of a German bombing raid on London during the first days of the Blitz, 9 September 1940. The bus was empty at the time, but eleven people were killed in the surrounding houses.

Visit the Library’s online educational resource the #HolocaustExplained to find out more: https://www.theholocaustexplained.org/life-in-nazi-occupied-europe/the-second-world-war/the-battle-of-britain-and-the-blitz/

Last chance to apply!We are looking for a Project Cataloguer (Printed Materials) and a Digital Asset Assistant to join t...
07/09/2021
Work With Us - The Wiener Holocaust Library

Last chance to apply!

We are looking for a Project Cataloguer (Printed Materials) and a Digital Asset Assistant to join the Collections Team and assist on our ambitious five-year digital transformation project to revolutionise access to the Library's archive.

Deadline: Today at 5.30pm.

Visit the Library's website to read the full job description and for further details on how to apply:
https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/what-we-do/support-our-work/work-with-us/

Find out about our employment opportunities

07/09/2021

A reminder that the Library is closed today for Rosh Hashanah and will reopen tomorrow as usual.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Shanah Tovah to all our friends and supporters.

The Library is saddened to learn of the passing of Shalom Stamberg, one of the last remaining survivors of the Warsaw Gh...
06/09/2021

The Library is saddened to learn of the passing of Shalom Stamberg, one of the last remaining survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto.

Shalom Stamberg was transferred to five different concentration camps and survived a N**i death march. No one from his family survived the Holocaust.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

The Times of Israel article: https://bit.ly/2YvZ4vk

The Library is saddened to learn of the passing of Shalom Stamberg, one of the last remaining survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto.

Shalom Stamberg was transferred to five different concentration camps and survived a N**i death march. No one from his family survived the Holocaust.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

The Times of Israel article: https://bit.ly/2YvZ4vk

Last chance to apply!We are looking for a Project Cataloguer (Printed Materials) and a Digital Asset Assistant to join t...
06/09/2021
Work With Us - The Wiener Holocaust Library

Last chance to apply!

We are looking for a Project Cataloguer (Printed Materials) and a Digital Asset Assistant to join the Collections Team and assist on our ambitious five-year digital transformation project to revolutionise access to the Library's archive.

Deadline: tomorrow (Tuesday 7 September) at 5.30pm.

Visit the Library's website to read the full job description and for further details on how to apply:
https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/what-we-do/support-our-work/work-with-us/

Find out about our employment opportunities

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