Auschwitz Foundation Library

The Auschwitz Foundation / Remembrance of Auschwitz possess a large library of more than 10 000 books, with new publications being added constantly. It has several collections of books, journals and articles relating to the study of fascism, national socialism and the Third Reich (history, movements, regimes, institutions, society, economy, ideology, etc.) and to all aspects of fascism and Nazi crimes (political repression, racial persecution, medical experiments, war crimes, genocide policy, etc)  It also has many works dealing with the history of antifascism, anti-nazism and the Resistance in Europe.

Among the more theoretical and methodological subjects covered are the relationship between history and memory, the use of testimonies and oral history, the validity of comparative approaches and the major historical debates and controversies on the interpretation of totalitarianism, fascism, Nazism, Stalinism, etc.

Finally, the library also contains works on racism, antisemitism, xenophobia and their resurgence, on negationism and on the far right today.


A computerized catalogue listing the materials available in the library is available to readers and may be consulted on the spot.

Academic staff of the Auschwitz Foundation are available by appointment to assist and guide visitors in their researches.


The library is open to the public on weekdays from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm, only by appointment with the librarian, Emmanuel Verschueren (+32 (0)2 512 79 98;  contact by email)

Visitors must register, free of charge, and materials may only be consulted on the spot.  However, A4 photocopies of documents may be made for €0.05 a page.

Access to the library and its contents is subject to the Library Rules.

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