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Since 3 May 2021, the archive and library have been reopened to visitors with strict hygiene measures. Appointments are necessary. The museum is also open to the public again (max. three persons at the same time).

Latest Events and Calls

07. May 2021 08:00 - 30. June 2021 23:59
CfP - WorkshopsNazis and Nazi Sympathisers in South America after 1945. Careers and Networks in their Destination Countries
Adolf Eichmann, Josef Mengele, Klaus Barbie, and Erich Priebke: These names are exemplary of the Nazi criminals who found refuge in South America after 1945. There, they either remained untroubled or were only made accountable for their crimes many years later. Investigations into th...Weiterlesen...
10. May 2021 18:00
VeranstaltungOlaf Terpitz: From the margins? Challenges to and perspectives of European Jewish literature studies
Vienna Jewish Studies Colloquium Hosted by the Jewish Studies Program at Central European University and the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies Please click here to register This lecture focusses on the condition of contemporary European Jewish literature studies – i...Weiterlesen...
12. May 2021 15:00
VWI invites/goes to...Petre Matei: Roma Deportations to Transnistria During the Second World War: Between Central Decision-Making and Local Initiatives
VWI goes to the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance This presentation focusses both on long-term perceptions by law enforcement agencies such as the police and on the local attitudes towards Roma in interwar Romania. In this context, paradoxically, both nomadism and sedentari...Weiterlesen...
19. May 2021 15:00
VWI invites/goes to...Messan Tossa: Artefakte des Holocaust im afrikanischen Kontext
VWI invites the Institut für Afrikawissenschaften an der Universität Wien Die zunehmende Verflechtung von Welten aufgrund der Überwindung realer Distanzen geht Hand in Hand mit der Übersetzung lokaler Eigenheiten in globale Repräsentationsmuster. Aufgrund dieser virtuellen Distanzlos...Weiterlesen...
25. May 2021 17:00
VWI invites/goes to...Kateřina Králová: Family (Inter)Mission – Unaccompanied Child Refugees in Europe in 1940s-1950s
VWI goes to the Czech Centre Vienna At the threat of violent conflicts, children and minors are undisputable the most vulnerable targets of physical and political hostilities. More often than not, this forces their parents to an uneasy decision to ensure their security, even at the c...Weiterlesen...
26. May 2021 16:00
VWI invites/goes to...Gerald Steinacher: Forgive and Forget? Vatican Responses to the Nuremberg Trials and Denazification
VWI invites the Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Vienna The leadership of the Catholic Church, Pope Pius XII and his closest advisors, as well as many cardinals and bishops, were critical of the Nuremberg war crimes trials and denazification efforts after the S...Weiterlesen...

Using the Archive / Contact Information


Opening hours:


Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 14:00-18:00
and by appointment.


To visit the archive an appointment is required:

Phone: +43-1-890-15-14-400
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FFP2-masks are mandatory in all areas of the Institute and a minimum distance of two metres from other persons has to be guaranteed. Please bring an ID with you.


If you have questions concerning the collections in the archive or are interested in planning a visit, please contact us in writing or by telephone.


Due to the large number of queries as well as visitors we kindly ask for your patience in dealing with your query.


The archive includes one workstation with a computer for research purposes as well as several laptop workstations with free Wi-Fi access. Archival material that does not pose any data protection concerns may be photographed or scanned. The archive is accessible for people with disabilities.


The user form can be accessed here.

The user regulations can be accessed here.


Contact Information

For specific queries regarding holdings and collections of the Archive of the VWI:
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Tel. +43 1 890 15 14-400

For all other queries:
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Tel. +43 1 890 15 14-400


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