The Wiener Library

For the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide

Books & Pamphlets

Wiener Library Wolfson Reading Room

The Wiener Library holds approximately 65,000 books and pamphlets on the Holocaust and related subjects. This is the largest collection on this subject in the United Kingdom and most of our books and pamphlets are stored onsite.

The collection of books and pamphlets ranges from early Holocaust testimonies, literature and fiction to the latest academic works in the field. Our publications cover a wide range of European languages, principally English and German, and are sorted by subject.

Unable to find a book in our Collections? We welcome suggestions for book titles via our online form or suggestion box in our Reading Room. For more on our collection development statement and the types of books we collect, please click here

Special Collection: Tarnschriften

The Library holds a unique collection of Tarnschriften, disguised anti-Nazi pamphlets (and periodicals), many of which were smuggled into Nazi Germany to support the resistance.

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Special Collection: Refugee Pamphlets

The Library holds a significant number of publications produced in the 1930s and 1940s relating to the refugee experience.

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The Ernest Hecht Collection of Nazi Children's Books

Thanks to support from the Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation, The Wiener Library has built a collection of over 400 titles of original Nazi works used to indoctrinate children in the Third Reich with Nazi ideology.

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The Riegner Collection

The Wiener Library is proud to hold the private library of Gerhart Riegner.

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Concentration Camp Memorial Site Guides and Pamphlets

The Wiener Library holds a large collection of leaflets, pamphlets and guides to concentration camp memorial sites, Holocaust education centres and museums, from early post-war publications by survivor organisations to more recent publications by historians and curators.

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