NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a knowledge and information centre about war, the Holocaust and genocide. The institute is part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).


Director: Prof. dr. Frank van Vree
Research Director (deputy director): Prof. dr. Peter Romijn
Director Collections & Services (deputy director): Drs. Victor-Jan Vos


The Department of Research is responsible for conducting academic research. In addition, the department ensures that research results are disseminated nationally and internationally through lectures, conferences, workshops and publications.

Head: Prof. dr. Peter Romijn

Collections & Services

The Department of Collections & Services is responsible for the management and accessibility of the archives, collections and library. In addition, this department is responsible for NIOD’s online services and the services provided in the reading room.

Head: Drs. Victor-Jan Vos

Holocaust and Genocide studies

The Department of Holocaust and Genocide studies focuses on academic education and research on the Holocaust and other genocides. In connection with this, the department also runs a master course on Holocaust and Genocide studies at the University of Amsterdam.

Head: Dr. Nanci Adler

Operational Management

The Department of Operational Management is responsible for finances, human resources management, facility management, ICT, building management and secretarial support.

Head: Wendel ten Arve


The Department of Communication advises Management and staff on the communication strategy of several activities. The department also maintains media relations and is responsible for initiating and organising public activities.

Coordination: Marjon van der Veen, MA

Science Commission:

  • Prof. Dr. Nico Schrijver (voorzitter)

  • Prof. Dr. Berber Bevernage

  • Prof. Dr. Susan Legêne

  • Dr. Liesbeth van de Grift