The Wiener Holocaust Library

The Wiener Library New Building Fund

Help save Britain's leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era and secure its new home in central London.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (313015)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£5,410

Donations

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    Helping

Location

Situation

In Spring 2011, The Wiener Library's lease in Devonshire Street, its home for over 50 years, will expire. In order for The Library to continue and develop its work as one of the world's leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era, it is vital that new permanent accommodation is secured.

Solution

The Wiener Library has been offered a lease on 29 Russell Square by Birkbeck, University of London. This move will bring significantly improved storage conditions, better reading facilities for users and a public space to showcase material and hold events. The location puts the Library at the academic heart of London and will enable it to build a much larger user base.

  • The Wiener Library is vital if future generations are to have the opportunity to confront the past.

    — Andrew Motion CBE

  • We must remember the Holocaust because it must never happen again. The Wiener Library exists to remind us.

    — Matt Lucas

  • The Wiener Library has a unique place in the research of racism, antisemitism, fascism and the Nazi regime.

    — Professor Sir Ian Kershaw

  • The Wiener Library is vital if future generations are to have the opportunity to confront the past.

    — Andrew Motion CBE

  • The Wiener Library has a unique place in the research of racism, antisemitism, fascism and the Nazi regime.

    — Professor Sir Ian Kershaw

  • We must remember the Holocaust because it must never happen again. The Wiener Library exists to remind us.

    — Matt Lucas