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EHRI Conference Paris

EHRI Regional Conference: Escape and Rescue Routes - France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Italy

15/08/2019

Exile, Passages, Borders…1938-1944

One day Conference: 24th of September,2019, held at Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, France

As part of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris is organizing a study day devoted to "Escape and Rescue routes: France Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, and Italy: Exile, passages, borders ... 1938-1944”. This day aims to promote the EHRI program, to make its activities better known as well as the results achieved since its establishment in 2012.

Fellowships

2020 Fellowships at the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History

07/08/2019

The Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (a partner within EHRI) will be offering grants for research stays at the Center in Munich during 2020.

New Video About EHRI's Human Network

16/07/2019

VIDEO: The EHRI Fellowships

In this short video EHRI presents its human network, which plays a vital role in the success of the project, next to the digital infrastructure. Meet several EHRI fellows and hear about their experiences during their fellowship! If you want to read more about the EHRI Fellowships, you can take a look at the Fellows in 2016-2018.

 

Call for Entries to the European Heritage Awards 2020

16/07/2019

Europa Nostra, the leading heritage network in Europe, and the European Commission have recently launched the Call for Entries to the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2020. 

New EHRI Document Blog: Integrating new data from Yad Vashem’s archives into the EHRI portal – methods and practice

08/07/2019

This blog, written by Avishai Danino, Judith Levin, Kepa Rodriguez, Olga Tolokonsky and Emma Yavashan from Yad Vashem, describes Yad Vashem's data integration journey as part of their activities in WP10. The goal was to update the Yad Vashem content on the EHRI portal, improving the quality of the descriptions and adding a few new records. Secondly, Yad Vashem wanted to prepare the infrastructure to have a sustainable connection to the EHRI portal, allowing content updates and additions of new material on a regular basis.

New EHRI Document Blog: First Call for Resistance to the Nazis in the Vilna Ghetto: “Let us Not Go Like Sheep to the Slaughter”

17/06/2019

The latest EHRI Document Blog post written by Daniela Ozacky-Stern (Moreshet Archive, Mordechai Anielevich Memorial) takes a close look at a handwritten document by Abba Kovner from January 1942. It follows the meeting in the Vilnius Ghetto that led to the proclamation “Let us Not Go Like Sheep to the Slaughter” by looking at photos from the Moreshet Archive.

The post analyses the meaning of the famous proclamation and follows the creation and composition of the underground organisation FPO (The United Partisan Organization).

Call for Participants: Workshop 'Non-Sites of Memory and Their Witnesses: The Testimonies of the Holocaust by Bullets'

11/06/2019

The Research Center for Memory Cultures at the Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian University and the Yahad – In Unum association kindly invite you to the workshop Non-Sites of Memory and Their Witnesses. The Testimonies of the Holocaust by Bullets

 23 September 2019, Kraków, Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University

Call for Proposals: International Workshop 'The Source'

05/06/2019

'The Source. Holocaust Sources: Truth, Interpretation and (Mis)Use in the Digital Era'

International Workshop
Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
27-25 November 2019


We would like to invite you to participate in an international workshop on the significance of original Holocaust archival sources in the digital era to be held at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, with the support and cooperation of EVZ Foundation, on 27-25 November 2019.

EHRI Online Editions

New: EHRI Online Editions

04/06/2019

First Online Edition: BeGrenzte Flucht

A key goal of the EHRI Work Package 'New Views on Digital Archives' was to develop annotated online editions of documents as a new way of presenting digital archival content. The editions are empowered by new EHRI tools for digital editing and use and improve upon the EHRI vocabularies and descriptions to generate contextual information displayed to users. The annotated online editions link to EHRI Country Reports; information about collection holding institutions and collection-level descriptions in the EHRI Portal. The same Work Package team is also responsible for the EHRI Document Blog.

Poland

Millions of Holocaust-related Sources in and on Poland Integrated into the EHRI Portal

04/06/2019

In September 1939, 3.3 million Jews lived in the Republic of Poland. In 1945, only 300,000 were still alive. Polish Jews were more than half of the victims of the Holocaust. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of Jews from all over Europe were taken to Poland to be killed there. Sources on the Holocaust in Poland are thus central to EHRI’s mission. Despite widespread destruction, countless sources do survive in the country itself as well as across the world. Although the task of gathering information about these holdings with its many different languages, source types, and archival systems is quite daunting, EHRI made it one of its priorities.

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