Welcome to the HGRP, the UK’s foremost research body into the history of the Holocaust and genocide.

holocaust genocide research

A partnership of

The Wiener Holocaust Library

Our mission

To re–frame public engagement, education, and heritage practice about the history and memory of the Holocaust and genocide.

The Holocaust and Genocide Research Partnership (HGRP) is a research and public engagement consortium that comprises the pre-eminent collection of Holocaust-era documentation in Britain and a leading higher education institution: The Wiener Holocaust Library and the Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Events & Exhibitions

Lives in Limbo: Jewish Refugees in Portugal, 1940–1945

Current• 23rd November 2022

Destruction of a housing block in the Warsaw Ghetto during the 1943 uprising. US National Archives and Records Administration.

The Alfred Wiener Holocaust Memorial Lecture

This lecture highlights the experiences of Jewish refugees fleeing from antisemitic persecution and from World War II to Portugal. It describes how they were treated, how they attempted to escape Europe, and how they struggled in a “no-man’s land” between a painful past and an unknown future. Listening to their voices may help us to understand Jewish heartbreak and perseverance in the 1940s and encourage us to listen compassionately to refugees’ stories today.

Virtual Panel and Film Talkback: Complicit and The Legacy of the St Louis

Past 25 July 2022

A woman takes a book down from a shelf at The Wiener Library's former address on Devonshire Street, circa 1959

The Wiener Holocaust Library and the Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London, are delighted to host The Legacy of the St Louis Virtual Panel as part of its of Holocaust and Genocide Partnership activities. This free online event will follow a screening of the documentary film, Complicit, and will include the creator and producer of the documentary, Robert Krakow, Esq., as well as former child refugee passengers on the MS St Louis.


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