Historians and archivists can and will preserve remembrance of the Holocaust. Before long there will be no survivors left who can testify about their experiences. Their contribution cannot be replaced. But by developing and using new tools for documentation and research the lack of eyewitnesses will - at least partially - be compensated.
Today, EHRI – the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure – presented its online portal. It provides access to rich information about more than 1,800 Holocaust-related archival institutions in 51 countries, and to descriptions of tens of thousands of archival materials. Starting out in 2010 as a EC-financed initiative, scholars in 20 institutions in Europe and Israel worked together to make archives accessible and to connect collections.
European/Israëli consortium expands to Eastern Europe and US
Berlin/Brussels, 26 March 2015
The international Holocaust-project EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) will be expanded. The EU has decided to support the next phase of EHRI work with 8 million euro of funding under Horizon2020. This was announced by Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission, at the presentation of the EHRI portal in Berlin.
The Presentation of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure takes place at the Leibniz Hall of the Berlin-Brandenburger Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The Leibniz Hall is reached from the historical portal on Markgrafenstraße at Gendarmenmarkt.
On 26 March 2015, the project European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), will present its results at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, located at the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin. One of the highlights of the day will be the presentation of the EHRI online portal, that will give access to dispersed Holocaust sources. From then on the portal will be accessible to users around the world.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich (Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien am Institut für Zeitgeschichte München) are pleased to invite applications for aWorkshop on Research at German Memorial Sites and Documentation Centers on the History of National Socialism and the Holocaust. The workshop will take place on October 26–30, 2015 at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
Justyna Majewska is an EHRI fellow and a PhD researcher with the Graduate School for Social Research at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. Her research subject is "The change of the social structure in Nazi ghettos with the example of the Warsaw Ghetto".
The Annual Conference of the Association for Digital Humanities in the German-speaking world (Digital Humanities im deutschsprachigen Raum) took place February 23-28, 2015 in Graz (Austria).
The theme of the second annual conference was "From Data to Knowledge: Ditigal Humanities as Intermediary between Information and Interpretation" ("Von Daten zu Erkenntnissen: Digitale Geisteswissenschaften als Mittler zwischen Information und Interpretation").
Discover the hitherto little-known camp at Bobruysk, weigh in on the churches in Ukraine during the Holocaust, uncover the perspective of Jewish children in the ghettos and undertake a comparison of persecution in different countries in Western Europe – the EHRI Online Course in Holocaust Studies goes live and awaits avid users. Please click on this link and access the online course: http://training.ehri-project.eu.
EHRI partner, The Wiener Library is delighted to announce that a new series of public talks and lectures will begin this month with a conversation between Professor Deborah Lipstadt and Anthony Julius on the subject of 'Contemporary Antisemitism in Europe' on Thursday 26 February 2015 at 6.30pm.
Discussion events will continue to be held over the coming months, bringing together thinkers and professionals to discuss issues of great contemporary concern.
Member of EHRI Work Packages WP2 Trans-institutional Research Guides, WP 6 Development of Interdisciplinary Methodologies, and WP8 Publicity and Dissemination
Through the dual perspectives of Holocaust scholar and archivist, I consider the launch of EHRI a landmark event for Holocaust and genocide scholarship in Eastern Europe. Therefore it has been an honour to take a share in this massive undertaking. Back in 2009, when Project Director Conny Kristel approached us to join the EHRI consortium, I was serving as Head of Collections at the Holocaust Memorial Center (HMC). In the summer of 2014, I left HMC to take the position of Senior Archivist at the Hungarian National Archives, which became a cooperating partner and currently virtually hosts the small research team on Hungary.