The Wiener Library

For the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide

About Us

Mission Statement

The facade of The Wiener Library

The Wiener Library is one of the world's leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era.  Formed in 1933, the Library's unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony.

Our vision is of a continuously developing library, archive and information service for the UK and for the international community, dedicated to supporting research, learning, teaching and advocacy about the Holocaust and genocide, their causes and consequences.

The Library provides a resource to oppose antisemitism and other forms of prejudice and intolerance. Its reputation rests on its independence and the scholarly objectivity of its activities and publications.

Our mission is:

  • To serve scholars, professional researchers, the media and the public as a library of record.
  • To be a living memorial to the evils of the past by ensuring that our wealth of materials is put at the service of the future.
  • To engage people of all ages and backgrounds in understanding the Holocaust and its historical context through an active educational programme.
  • To communicate the accessibility, power and contemporary relevance of our collections as a national resource for those wishing to prevent possible future genocides.

The Wiener Library: An Introduction

This film was kindly donated by Emma Kane
Narrated by Natasha Kaplinsky
Scriptwriting by Adam Taub
Music by Chris Rogers
Sound recording by Chris Phinikas at Silk Sound Studios 
Leica Camera c/o RG Lewis
Printing Press c/o The Old Printing Shop
Directed and Edited by Richard Gold