"I wrote to the Institute for Contemporary History"
Wiener Library, Tel Aviv University - Credit: Gellerj
Also known as the Wiener Library
, the Institute was started in 1933 by Alfred Wiener
, a German Jew living in Amsterdam who wanted to document the persecution of Jews by the Nazis as an information resource for governments, intelligence agencies and the press. In 1939 the collection was moved to London, and at the end of the war it proved a vital tool in bringing war criminals to justice. Part of the collection was moved to Tel Aviv in 1974 for financial reasons, and a linked library is now maintained there too. The work in London continues, as in addition to its original work it now also holds resources on Neo-Nazism and other forms of Anti-Semitism.