Christine Schmidt

Dr Christine Schmidt is deputy director and head of research at the Wiener Holocaust Library, one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era. The Library’s unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony.
Alfred Wiener: The Fatherland and the Jews
In association with the Wiener Library Dr Alfred Wiener, born in Germany in 1885, is best remembered as a leading figure in documenting Nazi and anti-Nazi literature, and as the founder of the world-renowned Wiener Holocaust Library. As early as 1918, as a de-mobbed soldier and passionate lover of his country, he realised that the Jews were being turned into the scapegoat for Germany’s humiliating defeat in WWI; he proceeded to record the alarming scale of post-war antisemitic propag...