Testaments to the Holocaust: Documents and Rare Printed Materials from the Wiener Library, London: Additional Resources

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  • Essays explaining the history of the Wiener Library, the origins of the Holocaust and what life was like for Jewish people in captivity under the Third Reich – not only in Hitler’s Germany but across Europe – during the Second World War.
  • A Content List details all of the material available in this collection.
  • Hyperlinks to other Holocaust studies and memorial institutions to aid further research.
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Essays

The below essays are provided to introduce users to the material available in this archive, and to explain its importance to the study of Hitler’s Germany, the events leading up to the Second World War, the war itself and the Holocaust, and its aftermath. Each essay contains links that take you straight to the document being referenced within the archive (provided your institution has access to this material).

Introduction PDF
Ben Barkow, General Editor & Director of the Wiener Library, London
The Introduction explains the history of the Wiener Library which was established by Alfred Wiener, a German Jew, who fled Germany in 1933. Ben Barkow also describes the various different types of content that can be found in the collection.
Die Einführung erzählt die Geschichte der Wiener Bibliothek, die von Alfred Wiener,ein Deutscher Jude der 1933 Deutschland flüchtete, gegründet wurde. Ben Barkow beschreibt auch die verschiedene Inhaltsarten die in der Sammlung gefunden werden können.

The Origins of the Holocaust PDF
Professor Dan Stone, Royal Holloway College, University of London
This essay examines the origins and causes of the Nazi persecution of the Jewish people and the history behind the Nazi programme to create a Volksgemeinschaft or ‘people’s community’ in which the ‘Aryan race’ could live in racial purity.
Dieser Aufsatzuntersucht die herkunft und Ursachen der Nazi Strafverfolgung des jüdischen Volkes und die Geschichte hinter dem Nazi Programm zum erstellen einer Volksgemeinschaft in dem die „arische Rasse“ in rassische Reinheit leben könnte.

Prisons, ghettos, camps: Jews in captivity under the Third Reich PDF
Dr Nikolaus Wachsmann, Birkbeck College, University of London
Dr Wachsmann describes the different types of imprisonment created by the Third Reich from ghettos to concentration camps and the contexts for each.
Dr Wachsmannbeschreibt die unterschiedlichen Arten der Haft die unter dem Dritten Reich, von Ghettos zu Konzentrationslager, geschaffen wurden und ihre Zusammenhänge. 
 

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Other selected resources Andere ausgewählte Ressourcen

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The following are links to other Holocaust studies and memorial institutions, which have been selected for their importance to the study of the Holocaust.
Die folgenden Links führen Sie zu anderen Holocaust Studien und Einrichtungen des Gedenkens, die für ihre Bedeutung für die Beschäftigung mit dem Holocaust ausgewählt wurden.


Hagemeyer, Hans. Gestalt Und Wandel Des Reiches:. Ein Bilderatlas Zur Deutschen Geschichte. Propaganda Material. 1944. © Archives of the Wiener Library, London
Schindler, W., London. I Am A Survivor Of Lublin And Majdanek. The 'Final Solution' (September 1939-1945): Concentration Camps: Alphabetical Order. Eyewitness Accounts © Archives of the Wiener Library, London