What’s On

Current and upcoming exhibitions

Expelled! The History of the “Polenaktion”

On the last weekend of October 1938, 25,000 Jews with Polish passports were arrested, rounded up and deported by train to the Polish border. This exhibition marks the 85th anniversary of the expulsion.

Documenting atrocities: Synagogue attacks during Kristallnacht

This exhibition draws upon a set of documents from our archives that relate to efforts by the JCIO and later The Wiener Library to gather evidence about the attacks on synagogues in Germany and Austria. 

Upcoming events

In conversation: Darfur20/Sudan – Justice, accountability, impunity

A joint Wiener Holocaust Library and Waging Peace event to mark 20 years since the start of genocide in Darfur, and renewed violence across Sudan in 2023.

Book talk: Andrea Hammel, The Kindertransport: what really happened

Join The Wiener Holocaust Library to mark the publication of Andrea Hammel’s important new book on the Kindertransport child rescue scheme, based on extensive new research. In this talk Andrea Hammel will show what really happened using her research into governmental and organisational records as well as oral testimonies and ego documents.

Public Lecture, Resisters: How ordinary Jews fought persecution in Hitler’s Germany, by Professor Wolf Gruner

In collaboration with the Holocaust and Genocide Research Partnership (The Wiener Holocaust Library and the Holocaust Research Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London). In this lecture from the Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Professor Wolf Gruner will speak about his latest publication, Resisters: How Ordinary Jews Fought Persecution in Hitler’s Germany.

Virtual Student and Teacher Talk: Forgotten Victims: The Nazi Genocide of the Roma and Sinti

This workshop marks 81 years since that decree and yet little is known about the genocide carried out against the Roma and Sinti communities of Europe by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Second World War.  Referred to as ‘the forgotten Holocaust’ by Professor Eve Rosenhaft, this workshop draws upon The Wiener Holocaust Library’s collections of material on the genocide to uncover the story of this understudied aspect of Nazi persecution.

Online Event: The Impact of the Israel – Hamas War, with Natasha Hausdorff and Jake Wallis-Simons

Please join us for this AJR 3G event, a discussion between Natasha Hausdorff and Jake Wallis Simons, chaired by Michael Newman.
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