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Restored Memorial Plaques Mounted in Wolfson Reading Room

In the late 1980s, The Wiener Library began to mount memorial plaques in memory of individual victims of the Holocaust and refugees from Nazism who settled in Britain. These plaques were mounted on the bookcases in the Reading Room in Devonshire Street and did much to give that room its unique character.

With the move to Russell Square, we wanted to ensure the plaques would be restored and re-mounted in our new Reading Room.

The project is now complete owing to the generosity of two individuals who helped cover the cost of restoration. The plaques are in place in the Wolfson Reading Room where they will remain for at least the next 95 years and are available for viewing during our regular opening hours. The restoration was carried out in memory of Isidore, Elsa and Edith Weil.

Added: Tuesday 2nd April, 2013