This day in history

Texts on major events related to World War II and the Holocaust 

The Wiener Library dedicate this exhibition to some of the books that entered the "blacklist", and were burned that night in Berlin since they didn't correlate with the Nazi agenda.

A text dedicated to the Warsaw Ghetto uprising's 80th anniversary. The text sheds light on the underground activists who participated in the largest Jewish revolt during Nazi persecution.

A text on Baroness Bertha Felicie Sophie von Suttner; one of the first women who fought against anti-Semitism in the 1920s and the second woman to receive a Nobel prize 

A text based on Wiener Library archival items; the high school diplomas of two Jewish girls who attended school in the Lodz ghetto in 1941. The text sheds light on the educational systems that operated in the ghetto and the hard work of the educators who tried to maintain a sense of normalcy in the children's life. 

A text based on the story of the Kindertransport (from German: "children's transport"), a rescue effort that operated between 1938 and 1940 and succeeded in rescuing thousands of Jewish children from Nazi Germany and the German occupied territories to safety in Britain.

A text based on a document by Dr. Ludwig Hershfeld, a Polish Jewish microbiologist and serologist who tried to stop the development of the typhus epidemic in the Warsaw ghetto.

On the occasion of Women's Day, we would like to pay tribute to the women who influenced the course of history. This year, we focused on Eva Gabriele Reichmann who dedicated her life and career to preserving the past and changing the course of history.

A text based on an anonymous woman's testimony about the Netherlands invasion and the extermination of the Dutch Jews.

A text based on Mrs. Gertrude Deak's testimony about Hungary's invasion and the extermination of the Hungarian Jews.

 The Vrba-Wetzler Report describes two young Slovak Jews who fled the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp on April 7, 1944.

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