The Wiener Library has a collection of audio and audio-visual material, mostly consisting of interviews with former refugees and survivors, but also including some films and documentaries and recordings of past Wiener Library lectures.
A selection of the Library's audio-visual material can be searched via our online catalogue, but for further enquiries and for information regarding viewing facilities please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library hold several notable audio-visual collections, including:
Refugee Voices is a collection of 150 filmed interviews with Holocaust survivors and refugees speaking about their experiences in Nazi-occupied Europe and transitions to life in Britain. Commissioned by the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) the interviews range from two to six hours in length, more than 450 hours of film.
The Girls is a collection of 14 video interviews carried out by The Wiener Library, comprising the oral history testimonies of female, orphaned, child concentration camp survivors who came to the UK after the war. The testimonies chronicle the lives of these young girls and in particular examine post-war life, focusing on Jewish identity and heritage, memory and the long-term effects of extreme experiences in early childhood.
The Library holds ten video testimonies by survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The testimonies were donated by the Rwandan Youth Information Community Organisation (rYico), a UK registered charity based in Brighton.