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Visit to Wiener Library


12:00 pm

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Visit to The Wiener Library Institute of Contemporary History.
Thursday 12th March 2009 at 10am.

The Wiener Library is the world’s oldest Holocaust memorial institution, tracing its history back to 1933. Alfred Wiener, a German Jew who worked in the Central Association of German Citizens of Jewish Faith, fled Germany in
1933 for Amsterdam. Together with Prof. David Cohen, he set up the Jewish Central Information Office, collecting and disseminating information about events happening in Nazi Germany.

After the war the Library’s academic reputation increased and the collecting policies were broadened.
Today the Library still acquires major collections, holds regular lectures and events, and provides a focal point for researchers, the media, the public and students.

The collection relates to the causes and legacies of the Holocaust, including its historiography and documentation. It also includes documentation relating to Jewish refugees and exiles in Great Britain, Kindertransport and the resistance against the racial persecution of Jews by Nazis and collaborators

Please note that places for this visit are limited.
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