Simon Wiesenthal Center
The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) is a leading international Jewish human rights organization founded in 1977 by Rabbi Marvin Hier. With 400,000 member families, the SWC confronts anti-Semitism, hate, and terrorism, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. The Wiesenthal Center is an accredited Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Organization of American States, the Latin American Parliament, and the Council of Europe. Headquartered in Los Angeles it has offices in New York, Chicago, Miami, Toronto, Paris, Jerusalem, and Buenos Aires. Moriah Films is the two-time Academy Award-winning film division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The Museum of Tolerance Los Angeles, founded in 1993, is the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem is scheduled to open in 2023.
The collections support the mission of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance, with primary emphasis on the Holocaust, genocide, antisemitism, and Jewish communities around the world, as well as tolerance, racism, civil rights, and human rights.
The Archives and Reference Library is located across the street from the Museum of Tolerance at 1399 South Roxbury Drive, 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90035. Visitor parking is available in the Museum’s underground parking lot.
The Reference Library has material for all ages and educational levels, in many languages. In addition to books and periodicals, we also hold many other formats, including video recordings, audio recordings, educational kits, visual materials (posters, slides, etc.), and microfilm.
InMotion Magazine, the Simon Wiesenthal Center's publication which is sent to the Center's members as well as government officials, and members of the media. InMotion details the Center's vast social action agenda and its programs throughout the world.
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Simon Wiesenthal Center website