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Two presenters at the EHRI Workshop Slovak Autonomy 1938 – 1939: The Initial Phase of the Holocaust and Persecution

Report on EHRI Workshop: Slovak Autonomy 1938 – 1939: The Initial Phase of the Holocaust and Persecution


On 4 October 2018 the Holocaust Documentation Center, in cooperation with the Institute of History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences organized a workshop titled Slovak Autonomy 1938 – 1939: The Initial Phase of the Holocaust and Persecution which was supported by the EHRI framework.

2019 JDC Archives Fellowship Program


The JDC Archives, which holds the institutional records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee since its founding in 1914, is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2019 fellowship program. In 2019, 6 fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem.

Polin Museum Conference: "November Hopes. Jews and the Independence of Poland in 1918" - 29-30 November 2018


POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is pleased to invite to participate in the international academic conference
"November Hopes. Jews and the Independence of Poland in 1918", which will take place on 29‑30 November 2018 at the POLIN Museum.

The conference will fill in the void in the historical awareness concerning the history of Polish Jews and in the study of their problematic relations - with the administration as well as with non-Jewish residents of reborn Poland.

People in EHRI: Elske Rotteveel - EHRI Project Manager


Elske Rotteveel works as EHRI project manager at the NIOD Institute for Holocaust, War and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam. She has been working for EHRI since the early summer of 2017. She is mainly active in WP1 Management, but is also in touch with the other work packages.

CEU - cooperation partner and venue of the seminar

EHRI Seminar “Researching and Remembering the Holocaust in Central Europe – New Sources, Methods and Approaches” Budapest, 3-7 September 2018


The Center for Holocaust-Studies (Munich) with the support of the Polish Center for Holocaust Research (Warsaw) organized the “Researching and Remembering the Holocaust in Central Europe” seminar held in Budapest, Hungary. EHRI had the privilege of working with the Gender Studies Department at the Central European University, who served as the on-site partner in addition to hosting the event.

New EHRI Document Blog: Recognising the 'Anonymous' Resistors: Everyday Heroes in Occupied Hungary


The latest EHRI Document Blog post by Barnabas Balint (University of Exeter) focuses on ordinary people outside of resistance organisations who helped their friends, neighbours, and acquaintances as ‘anonymous’ resistors in Hungary and looks into the challenges they had to overcome. By using the example of the testimony and letters of Agnes Balint from Yad Vashem/Wiener Library, the post shows how rescued people relied on friends and friends of friends who supplied them with forged documents, shelter, support and their own Christian documents.

IHRA 2019 Call for Grant Applications open


Each year the International Holocaust Research Alliance (IHRA) network of 31 Member Countries supports a selection of projects which aim to safeguard the historical record (including sites, testimony and archival materials) of the Holocaust and the genocide of the Roma and which counter distortion. Do you have a project idea that you think would fit?

New EHRI Document Blog: Transports from Mechelen


In this latest EHRI Document Blog post Laurence Schram and Veerle Vanden Daelen from Kazerne Dossin explain how a series of online publications to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the deportations of Jews, Roma and Sinti to the East from Kazerne Dossin led to a renewed understanding of the magnitude of the mass transportation of thousands of people.

Try U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s test API for online Holocaust Encyclopedia


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will release a prototype API for its online Holocaust Encyclopedia starting this fall. Organisations working with Holocaust documentation, collections or information can try the API with their own research and access projects, provide feedback on their experience, and help shape the tool to best suit their own institutional needs. 

Workshop participants listening to “Flash Presentations”

EHRI Workshop: Jewish Records and Digital Humanities, 4-5 September 2018


On September 4 and 5, 2018, EHRI, in collaboration with the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe (RFHE), ran a two-day workshop on Jewish Heritage Records and Digital Humanities at King’s College London (KCL). The event attracted Jewish Studies researchers and heritage professionals from across Europe and the United States to discuss and share strategies and techniques for how best to use data from Jewish records and resources.