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The Anne-Frank-Shoah-Library was founded in 1992 at the German National Library in Leipzig. It is an international research library set up with the purpose of providing literature published worldwide about the persecution and extermination of European Jews in the national-socialist sphere of control. It also collects publications relating to the persecution of people for ethnic, religious, political or other reasons.

The special library currently contains roughly 16,000 books, journals, audiovisual media items, maps and other materials that are directly accessible for use in the reference library in the reading room. A variety of educational services support the institution in its goal of representing a "library against forgetting". The holdings and approximately 36,000 bibliographic data records have been descriptively and subject catalogued in a database which also constitutes part of the online catalogue of the AG GedenkstättenBibliotheken (AGGB, Commemorative Libraries Working Group).

Since December 2007, the German National Library has commemorated the nearly forgotten writer Clara Caroline Schachne, known under the pen name of Clara Schott, with the adoption of a "Stolperstein" or "stumbling block" (a cobblestone-sized memorial).
Image of the "stumbling block" Download (2,4 MB).
More about the initiative "Stumbling blocks Leipzig" at

The collection can be consulted in the Reading room of th Anne-Frank-Shoah-Library.

Last update: 07.09.2017


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