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NEW EHRI Blog: Forced Labourers and the Water Works Camps in the Lublin District


The latest EHRI document blog touches upon a rarely discussed and not well known topic in Holocaust historiography: the daily life of Jewish forced labourers in early water works camps in the Lublin district in Poland.

Israel Gutman Prize: Call for Nominations


The editorial staff of the journal Holocaust: Studies and Materials and EHRI partner The Polish Center for Holocaust Research Association decided to establish the Israel Gutman Prize for the author of the best scholarly article about the Holocaust. They invite representatives of scholarly journals and academic milieus to nominate candidates for the Prize. The deadline for nominations is 5 November 2017. The Israel Gutman Prize has been created with the aim of supporting and encouraging all research on the Holocaust, but has the special goal of crediting the work of young scholars.

Lviv EHRI Workshop

EHRI Seminar in Ukraine: “Advanced Holocaust Studies Today: Sources and Approaches”


Lviv, 17-22 September 2017

From 17th to 22nd September, PhD students and researchers met in Lviv for the EHRI Seminar entitled “Advanced Holocaust Studies Today”. The seminar was organized by the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Amsterdam) in cooperation with the Center for Holocaust Studies (Munich). As host and partner for the seminar, the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe (Lviv) provided the necessary on-site organization and a number of excursions as well as presentations on local initiatives enhancing Holocaust research and remembrance in Ukraine.

The Wiener Library is looking for a new Head of Collections


One of EHRI's partners in the UK, The Wiener Library, is looking for a Head of Collections. The Wiener Library is located in London and is Britain’s largest archive on the Holocaust and Nazi era and modern genocide. Founded in 1933 in Amsterdam the Library’s holdings span all types of resources, focusing on the Holocaust, its causes and consequences. The collections are continuing to grow through donations and acquisitions.

Jewish Museum of Greece

Partner in EHRI: The Jewish Museum of Greece


The Jewish Museum of Greece (JMG) was founded in 1977 with a mission to collect, study, preserve and exhibit the artifacts that reflect the life, customs, history and traditions of the Greek Jews. The Museum’s unique collection includes more than 10,000 rare artifacts of great historical significance, and is continuously enriched and updated. The Museum building houses its rich collection and visitor services organized in permanent exhibition areas with thematic modular exhibits, an art gallery, a periodic exhibition space, a research library, a space for educational programmes, a photo archive and laboratory and a preventive conservation laboratory.

EHRI Seminar Warsaw

EHRI Seminar: "Polish" Sources for Holocaust Research - Challenges and Methodological Problems


Organizer: Polish Center for Holocaust Research of the institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Warsaw, 24-29 September 2017

For six days, fifteen researchers from eight countries (Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, United Kingdom, USA and Poland) had an opportunity to discover and discuss materials from Polish archives which can be useful for scholars interested in the topic of the fate of Jews during the Second World War. The main goal of the seminar was to bring together researchers interested in working with "Polish" sources for Holocaust research, from widely known documents, diaries and testimonies to recently opened archives like post-war investigation files.

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JDC Archives Fellowships Call 2018


The JDC Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2018 fellowship program. In 2018, 5 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. Research topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, modern history, social welfare, migration, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections.

EHRI Fellowships

Next Evaluation Cut-Off Date EHRI Fellowships: 31 December 2017!


Are you a Holocaust researcher, curator or archivist? Or a digital humanist? Apply for an EHRI Fellowship! The next evaluation cut-off date is 31 December 2017.

The EHRI fellowships are intended to support and stimulate Holocaust research by facilitating international access to key archives and collections related to the Holocaust as well as archival and digital humanities knowhow.

Kitchener Descendants Group: Call for documents, photographs and information relating to the Kitchener Camp


In the night of 9th to 10th November 1938, paramilitary groups employed by National socialists in Germany carried out attacks on synagogues, buildings and stores owned by Jews. The German authorities did not intervene and this so-called November Pogrom (also known as Kristallnacht) generated shock and empathy in neighbouring countries. In Britain, the immediate aftermath of the November Pogrom led to two centrally orchestrated rescue operations. The Central British Fund for German Jewry (now World Jewish Relief) convinced the British government to rescue Jews from greater Germany.

EHRI Online Course

New EHRI Online Course "Modern Diplomatics of the Holocaust"


In late August, the newest addition to the EHRI Online Courses was released. The Course “Modern Diplomatics of the Holocaust” was developed by EHRI-Partner Bundesarchiv with support of the Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) and offers an in depth introduction on how to read, contextualize and interpret German files which are relevant for Holocaust research.