Joseph Wulf Library

The library is named after the historian Joseph Wulf (1912-1974), who unsuccessfully attempted to establish a Documentation Centre on National socialism in the Wannsee-Villa in the 1960’s.

Our collection covers the following main topics: History of the Jewish people in Europe; anti-Semitism; national-socialism; persecution and annihilation under the NS regime; racism; neonazism; culture of rememberance and coming to terms with NS past after 1945. A large proportion of the collection is in a language other than German.


The library has over 65,000 volumes and 120 current journal subscriptions. It also offers access to subject-specific e-books and databases.

In addition, we have a collection of more than 10.000 films (documentaries as well as fiction films) and a range of newspapers and governmental records on microfilm and -fiche.

Information for library users

The Joseph Wulf Mediothek is a reference library. The printed books are systematically organized and mainly accessible on open shelves.
Our different holdings are searchable on the internet: In our online catalogue you find our books, journals and articles, in the film database our film collection.
The joint catalogue of the memorial sites libraries can be accessed here: AGGB

The library is available to both individuals and participants of seminars organised by the House of the Wannsee Conference. It has study spaces for groups and individuals, computers for research, WLAN, one microfiche/-film scanner and two photocopiers/scanners.