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Ben Barkow (born 1956) is the director of the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide and a writer.
Barkow was born in Berlin but lived in London from the age of four. He studied at the Middlesex Polytechnic and at University College London. After employment as a researcher at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, he started to work for the Wiener Library Institute of Contemporary History and is today its director. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of Jewish Renaissance magazine.
Barkow is the author or editor of these books:
- Alfred Wiener and the Making of the Holocaust Library (1997) (ISBN 0-85303-328-5)
- Testaments of the Holocaust, series 1 – 3 (editor) (1998–2000)
- Philipp Manes, Als ob’s ein Leben wär: Tatsachenbericht Theresienstadt 1942-1944 (editor with Klaus Leist) (2005)
- Novemberpogrom 1938: Die Augenzeugenberichte der Wiener Library, (with Raphel Gross and Michael Lenarz) London (2008)
- Philipp Manes, As Though it were a Life (with Klaus Leist, in preparation)
- The Wiener Library website
- Watts, Peter (7 May 2008). "Inside the London Holocaust library". Time Out (London). Retrieved 7 September 2009.