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The Wiener Library

Opens in 17 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Its one room with wallcharts on the ground floor and a reading room upstairs. Very nice people but... read more

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Reviewed February 6, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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The Wiener Library is one of the world's leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era. Formed in 1933, the Library's unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings...more
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29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its one room with wallcharts on the ground floor and a reading room upstairs. Very nice people but unless you have a specific interest maybe dont take up their time or yours. As an aside its interesting how the russian and japanese atrocities in ww2...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

β€œπ’π‘πšπ­π­πžπ«πžπ: 𝐏𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐦, ππ¨π―πžπ¦π›πžπ« πŸπŸ—πŸ‘πŸ–β€ 🏠 ... we would have put its dramatic elements above all displacing the subtle social forces that would have fueled something to emerge from nothing. The more we’re about to take part in this dramatic reductionism, the more the danger of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

A stunning archive of materials collected by Dr Wiener since before the 1938, and up to present day material. Provided invaluable evidence in War Crimes Courts. The collection of Nazi propaganda designed to influence children is chilling. The current exhibition of the November 1938 Pogrom...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Visited her as we saw an advert for the exhibition about the Pogroms. So glad we did, such a small exhibition but the eyewitness testimonials were so moving and gave us a real understanding of what happened. The collection of letters and testimonials was so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ljbunny
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Yes, it's a holocaust and genocide library, so this is not for kids, but the free exhibits, which change quite often, are impactful for the general public as well as scholars. I happened upon a sign promoting the show that just closed on Degenerate Art...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

We had never heard of the Wiener until their latest exhibition was reviewed in 'the Telegraph' It was a little difficult to locate being effectively a single house of several floors. Whist we would not suggest others make this Library a priority on a London...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

We focus so much on the Holocaust that very little is said about those who survived and their own fruitless search for loved ones.This a moving and sad exhibition.I thought I would be there for a quarter of an hour,but I was there nearly an...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank wingate
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

I called into see the exhibition β€œFate Unknown” on the search for the missing after the Holocaust. The exhibition is laid out in the walls and in cases in the Reception Area. The exhibits were clear and, sadly, informative of what happened in the chaotic...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed November 7, 2017

IΒ΄d never been so just thought IΒ΄d pop inside for a quick look. The current exhibition on the Occupation of the Channel Islands was something IΒ΄d never been aware of before. There are some devastating stories there that need to be told, and I think...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Wiener_Library, Public Relations Manager at The Wiener Library, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Many thanks for the kind review. We're glad you found your visit worthwhile.

Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Their exhibition of Science and suffering was incredible and so eye opening. Truly awful things on display but need to be seen.

Date of experience: July 2017
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