In NIOD’s collection you can find material about war, the Second World War, the Holocaust and genocides.

Through educational activities NIOD promotes knowledge about war and mass violence. 

NIOD does independent and international comparative research into war violence in the 20th and 21st century.


The Consultancy program will allow a more dynamic, pro-active approach to questions from organization and individuals, and increase the scope and visibility of these activities.

The coordinator Remembering WWI wants to contribute to more knowledge about the years 1914-1918.

Even today, interesting documents from the Second World War are discovered. Don’t throw them away, but contact NIOD.

Reading Room & Library

In our reading room you can consult our collections and conduct historical research. The first time you visit NIOD obtain a visitor’s pass at the reception desk.

Read more about the area of work and the tasks of NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam.