The Library's Collections
The Wiener Library for the Study of the Nazi Era and the Holocaust holds one of the largest collections of documents related to the Nazi Era and its aftermath.
It comprises two sections: the Archive and the Library.
The archive includes 6 main sections:
- The "500 Document Collection.” These documents were collected by Dr. Wiener and his staff before and during the war and the Holocaust and in their aftermath. The collection contains: official correspondence of Nazi agencies from the 1930s and 1940s; official documents from concentration camps; official documents of various Jewish agencies and societies before and during the war; personal letters shedding light on the Jews' condition in occupied Europe and in the aftermath of the war, and much more. On microfilm only. “The Online Wiener Archive” project, supported by the Claims Conference, began with the objective of digitizing the microfilm documentation in the library (with the kind help of “Yad Vashem”). The documents are now being labeled and catalogued, and will be gradually uploaded to the library’s online catalog.
- Press cuttings (1933-1945) organized according to subject. On microfilm only.
- Testaments to the Holocaust and the anti-Semitic activities perpetrated by the Nazi Party and the Nazi regime. This archive (called Testaments of the Holocaust) is accessible online as part of the 'Archives unbound' database.
- Nuremberg Trials documents.
- Biographical press cuttings (1945/6-1970S), on microfilm only.
- Research files: research conducted by the JCIO and the Wiener Library: These files are the results of research enquiries the JCIO (Jewish Center Information Office) in Amsterdam, and later the Wiener Library in London, received and compiled during the war. The material was culled from books, periodicals and press cuttings, to form reliable documentation on specialized subjects. The files have been arranged under broad subject headings.