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The books in our specialist research library are accessible for use in the reading room of the museum building.

Due to a change of personnel, the Documentation Centre (archive and library) of the Mittelbau-Dora Memorial will be temporarily closed from 1 April 2024 until further notice. Enquiries received by the Documentation Centre regarding the clarification of fate and the use of archive materials can only be processed once the position has been filled again. We will provide information on the date of reopening here in due course. We hope for your understanding!

You can see the library corridor, which is characterized by a curved wall of shelves on the right side. On the right side of the picture is a board explaining the library's systematics.

Reference library

The Concentration Camp Memorial has its own reference library containing literature on the history of National Socialism, the history of the concentration camps, and the culture of remembrance. A special feature of the memorial's library holdings is the collection of publications on the history of the Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp.

The library is located in the museum building. Users have access to its holdings in the reading room. The library does not lend books.

To help you prepare for your visit, information about the library holdings is available online. You can search in our online catalogue or in the catalogue of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Gedenkstättenbibliotheken (Working Group of Memorial Libraries; AGGB):


Logo of Yale Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies

Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies

The online collections of the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies can be viewed at the Mittelbau-Dora Concentration Camp Memorial starting immediately.

The archive's AVIARY platform makes more than 4,400 interviews with survivors of the Shoah available. The Fortunoff Video Archive has more than 12,000 hours of film material from different collections in its holdings. The Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora concentration camps play a role in the biographical interviews.

A free personal AVIARY account is required for access to the collection.

The Mittelbau-Dora Concentration Camp Memorial Library will make a computer workstation available for searching the archive, provided you have made arrangements for your visit with us in advance.

A dark, solid color box with the text "Justice and Nazi Crimes" in white letters.

Justiz und NS-Verbrechen / DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen

The University of Amsterdam publication series Justiz und NS-Verbrechen and DDR-Justiz und NS-Verbrechen (collection of German verdicts on Nazi capital crimes, 1945–2012) are also available for use in the memorial library.

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