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The Wiener Library

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One room with enormous impact

Yes, it's a holocaust and genocide library, so this is not for kids, but the free exhibits, which... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Fair Oaks, California
Moving exhibition

We focus so much on the Holocaust that very little is said about those who survived and their own... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
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 Formed in 1933, the Library's unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings...more
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 11 July 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

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Reviewed 30 May 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

Thank wingate
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

I called into see the exhibition “Fate 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

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 7 November 2017

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

Thank Anneka G
Wiener_Library, Public Relations Manager at The Wiener Library, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

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

Reviewed 20 July 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.

Thank natzekis
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Located in Russell Square and close to the British Museum. This free entry museum is well worth a visit if the history of the holocaust is what you are looking for. On the upper floor, with views over the Square, this is a very nice...More

Thank Gavriel5778
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I went in to the Wiener Library on the off-chance - I saw a placard outside of the library about its exhibition and that it was free to the public. That was enough to draw me in. The exhibition was on the displacement of Jews...More

4  Thank MinkusMe
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This is a small but very informative museum/library. There is a great deal of information of the holocaust and the impact it had on people especially people coming to England. If you get chance it's worth your time.

1  Thank Phil T
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

A vast and incredibly rich collection of all sorts of material relating to the Holocaust and other genocides. It hosts a few temporary exhibitions and has a wonderful reading room. It is a place for scholars, students, and anyone interested in how infamous racism and...More

1  Thank Dr_Max_P
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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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