The Wiener Library

For the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide


The Wiener Library has an active Learning and Outreach programme for the public, for schools, for students and for scholars. The work of our Learning team is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Lectures, book launches, workshops and seminars run by leading academics and educators are held throughout the year. National and international conferences are also held on an annual basis, often organised with partners from other academic institutions and organisations such as the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure.

The Wiener Library is represented on a number of important committees, including the Education group advising on Holocaust Memorial Day and the Forum for Yom HaShoah.

Original research is promoted through links with universities, including Royal Holloway and Birkbeck, University of London and the University of Cambridge.

The prestigious annual Fraenkel Prize is awarded by a distinguished Wiener Library academic committee, for outstanding essays in contemporary history.

The Library runs a temporary exhibition programme throughout the year, which allows visitors to explore our collections in the context of the challenging issues that they raise.

The Wiener Library Learning programme ensures the dissemination of cutting-edge scholarship to a wider public and acts as a platform for debates and issues in relation to the Holocaust, genocide, human rights and present-day racism.