Wiener Holocaust Library

The Wiener Holocaust Library is a London based private library and archive holding Holocaust records and donated family papers.

Archive Description

The Wiener Holocaust Library is one of the world’s leading archives documenting the Holocaust and Nazi era. The document collections hold the UK’s largest archive of personal papers relating to Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe and continues to grow, with new collections being added every year. It holds collections relating to Anglo-Jewish reactions to Nazi atrocities and efforts to rescue and rehabilitate Jews in Europe – including the working papers of Rose Henriques who served as the head of the Germany Section of the Jewish Committee for Relief Abroad (see World Jewish Relief). It also holds collections relating to the fate of refugees from the Nazis who were placed in the ‘Kitchener Camp’ in Kent.

The Wiener Holocaust Library also holds the UK’s digital copy of the International Tracing Service Archive (ITS) – now known as the Arolsen Archives. It holds over 30 million pages of Holocaust era documents relating to the fates of millions of people who suffered under Nazi rule and occupation. The archive is available in the Library for those who wish to examine documents related to their own fate or the fate of family members. More information can be found here.

Access Information

The Wiener Library is open to the public, 10 am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, with extended hours on Tuesdays until 7.30pm.

To access the archive, first-time users are required to supply photographic identification (i.e drivers license, passport, etc.) and proof of address.

The Library also provides a document delivery service for a fee.

Enquiries about these services can be made via email to

Online Accessibility

The Library catalogue can be found online here, and portions of the collection are available digitally along with information about the Library’s holdings and subject guides.

Street Address

29 Russell Square

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