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New EHRI Blog: Jewish Emigration to Palestine in interwar Czechoslovakia

19/05/2020

In 1939, people interested in Hachshara training,i.e., professional, ideological, and practical training for life in Palestine, filled in questionnaires at the Hehalutz office. These questionnaires contain detailed personal information that can be used to form an analysis of Hachshara activities and the participants.

Gypsy camp I

Expansion of Czech Database of Holocaust Victims with Prisoners of "Gypsy Camp I"

19/05/2020

After four years of research and documentation, the Czech Database of Victims of the Holocaust has added the names and general data of those men, women and children who died during the years 1942 and 1943 as prisoners of the „Gypsy Camp I“ in Lety u Písku.

Kitchener Camp

New Online Exhibition Wiener Library about the Forgotten Kitchener Camp

23/04/2020

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, EHRI partner The Wiener Holocaust Library has had to postpone the showing of the temporary exhibition Leave to Land: The Kitchener Camp Rescue, 1939 and has adapted the display and created an online version which is available for visitors to explore whilst at home.

The Library’s new online exhibition, The Kitchener Camp, 1939-1940, highlights the largely forgotten story of the Kitchener Camp. In 1939, this derelict army base on the Kent coast became the scene of an extraordinary rescue which saved 4,000 men from the Holocaust. 

Edith Bruck

EHRI Blog: One Film-Two Visits. Holocaust Survivor Edith Bruck Returns to Hometown Tiszakarád

22/04/2020

The EHRI Document Blog has introduced the series If This Is a Woman, concentrating on gender and Holocaust research. The initial idea for the series traces back to a conference of the same name held in 2019 at Comenius University in Bratislava (co-organizers were the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History and the Slovak Academy of Science), which showed the vitality of the field as well as the wide range of topics which can be researched from a gender perspective.

Yom Ha Shoah 2020

Yom HaShoah | Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020

20/04/2020

Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day is the date in the Jewish calendar to mourn the loss of the six million people murdered during the Holocaust. This year Yom HaShoah falls on 20 April. Due to the coronavirus situation, the commemorations will be very different from previous years. However, many EHRI partners and associates have found ways to mark the event online.

Herta Bondyová

EHRI Online Edition: Herta Bondyová, description of harsh living conditions in Bergen-Belsen

15/04/2020

On 15 April 2020, it is 75 years ago that Bergen Belsen was liberated. In the EHRI Online Edition on Early Holocaust Testimony, you can find many samples of early testmonies of Jewish witnesses and survivors taken before the 1960s, including accounts of life in Bergen Belsen. One of the most striking testimonies on this camp comes from Herta Bondyová, a young Czech woman.

Warlives

Dutch Network of War Collections wins prestigious GLAMi Award with Warlives.org

06/04/2020

The Dutch Network of War Collections (Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen) has won a prestigious GLAMi Award with its WarLives.org website. This is one of the most important international prizes in the field of heritage and innovation. The Award is presented every year during the MuseWeb Conference in the United States. In other categories, winners included the Smithsonian Institution and The Getty.

The Holocaust Explained

The Re-Launch of The Holocaust Explained

31/03/2020

EHRI partner, The Wiener Holocaust Library has relaunched The Holocaust Explained, an educational resource that has been created to help learners understand the essential facts of the Holocaust, its causes and its consequences. The website aims to answer questions that students most often want to ask, in an accessible, reliable and engaging way.

The content is clearly organised across nine easy-to-navigate topic areas, such as 'What was the Holocaust?' and 'How did the Nazis rise to power?' It is an extremely popular online resource with both teachers and students alike, and visited from 140 different countries.

EHRI fellows in panel

EHRI Receives New Funding to Sustain and Develop Resources and Services

25/03/2020

Green Light for Fellowship and Training Programme

Last week, the European Commission announced that EHRI would receive new funding from the Research and Innovation Programme Horizon2020 to sustain and further develop its main resources and services. Already in the process of transforming from a project into a permanent body for international Holocaust research, EHRI now, with this new funding, can maintain and expand its successful resources, such as the fellowships, training activities and the EHRI Portal. Hence, over the next 4 years, EHRI will follow two paths: developing into a permanent infrastructure and progressing as a longstanding, active project. Having both streams of funding is especially good news for our user community as it means that they can keep on using EHRI’s new and improved services, while behind the scene, foundations for a stable organization are being built.

American University in Paris Summer School

Summer 2020 Genocide and Memory Studies Institute in France and Poland

19/03/2020

Apply before 1 May 2020

From June 3-June 24, 2020, participants have the opportunity to study with Professor Brian Schiff and Professor Charles Talcott first in Paris and then embarking on a practical exploration of the ideas explored in their courses on a 5-day trip to Poland.

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