EHRI would like to invite you to participate in the international workshop on Revising the Scope and Means of Physical and Digital Preservation of Holocaust Documentation to be held at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, September, 8-10, 2014.
Robert-Jan Smits is the Director-General of the European Commission's (EC) Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. He is responsible for the EC's Framework Programme 7 (FP7) that funds the EHRI project, and for FP7's successor programme, Horizon 2020. He is a long-standing supporter of EHRI and has kindly agreed to be interviewed for the EHRI Newsletter.
Assistant at the Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin
I started as a student research assistant at the Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas) where I was involved with developing and organising several exhibitions.
Harrie Teunissen, a Dutch collector and curator of maps, searched and found hundreds of contemporary maps related to the Holocaust. He argues that maps are not mere illustration material, but historical sources in their own right. He investigates these maps and will curate an exhibition at the Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, called East of Auschwitz, Mapping the Holocaust in East Central Europe. Harrie participated in the EHRI expert meeting on Geography and Holocaust Research and will lecture at the EHRI Summer School in Amsterdam in July of this year. Although an 'amateur', he is a forerunner in the upcoming field of contemporary map research.
Workshop at the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide
Fri 11 Apr 2014. Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm
The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) works to integrate the collections of various Holocaust institutions across Europe into an accessible online portal. EHRI also encourages collaboration in research across various fields of interest. In March 2015, EHRI will introduce its main achievement: an online portal that gives access to dispersed sources relating to the Holocaust.
A new research group focusing on Holocaust and Contemporary Genocides:
Popular Culture and Digital Technologies organises a forum about Holocaust memory, archives or the representation of the Holocaust and genocide in the 21st Century. The online forum will take place on 22 April 2014.
A Professional Journal for Care Providers and Families
The Claims Conference seeks professional articles for the fifth issue of Kavod, an electronic journal designed for care providers of aging Holocaust survivors and their family members. The purpose of Kavod is to reach out to the care-giving community by providing support based on an integration of research and best practice. Knowing how quickly the remaining survivors are aging, we recognize that there is urgency to this work and to the dissemination of meaningful guidance, knowledge, and exchange of information.