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The World Memory Project

11/01/2012

USHMM and Ancestry.com help to find information about lost relatives

Sol Finkelstein had no idea what happened to his father. In 1945, just days before liberation at Mauthausen concentration camp, Sol and his father were separated, and Sol never saw him again. Recently Sol's family contacted the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in hopes of finding more information about his father. The Museum discovered the date and place of Sol's fathers death.

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Institut für Zeitgeschichte and USHMM: exchange of scholars-in-residence

11/01/2012

EHRI partner, the Institut für Zeitgeschichte (IfZ) of Munich/Berlin (picture), Germany, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies are pleased to announce support for an exchange of scholars-in-residence.

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EHRI Holocaust Research Survey

01/01/2012

Over a 100 people have already responded to our Holocaust Research Survey. If you have not yet completed our questionnaire, maybe you could raise the number and click on this link. We want to thank everbody who has already taken the time. Perhaps you could help us even more by telling your research friends or mention us on Twitter. Thanks!

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Reopening of The Wiener Library: A is for Adolf

20/12/2011

On 1 December 2011 EHRI partner The Wiener Library has officially relaunched in its new home at 29 Russell Square, London. The event was attended by Princess Anne and Dave Milliband.

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USHMM's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies: Fellowship Competition 2012-13

20/12/2011

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 fellowship competition. The Center awards fellowships to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust.

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ITS seeks new Director

20/12/2011

The eleven-state International Commission for the International Tracing Service (ITS) is seeking a new Director for the ITS at Bad Arolsen in Germany in succession to the International Committee of the Red Cross which has run the archives and tracing service since 1955.

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Breakthrough in Access to FSU Archives

20/12/2011

Recently EHRI partner Yad Vashem signed a breakthrough agreement with the archival authorities of Lithuania and Belarus and will soon sign a new agreement with the archival authority of Ukraine.

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The Jews from Macedonia and the Holocaust

19/12/2011

'The Jews from Macedonia and the Holocaust' is an international research project realized by the Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities 'Euro-Balkan' in Skopje, Macedonia, at the Department for Cultural and Visual Research in the period from 2010 to 2011.

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Interview on Czech Holocaust Research

19/12/2011

In the first issue of the bulletin VWI im Fokus of EHRI partner Wiener Wiesenthal Instituts für Holocaust-Studien (VWI in Austria), Geschäftsführer Béla Rásky interviews Michal Frankl from the Jewish Museum in Prague. The Jewish Museum, where Michal Frankl is Head of the Shoah History Department, is also a partner in the EHRI project.

Read the interview (in German) >>

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Conny Kristel gives update of EHRI at ITF

12/12/2011

On 30 November 2011  Conny Kristel, Project Director of EHRI, and Haim Gertner, member of the EHRI Executive and Director Archives Division at Yad Vashem, gave a short presentation at a session of the Academic Workgroup of the Task Force for International Cooperation On Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF).

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