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Samual Bak Museum

New Branch for the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum: Samuel Bak Museum Opens in Vilnius


In November 2017, the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum - EHRI’s partner in Lithuania - opened a new branch devoted to the internationally renowned painter Samuel Bak, born in Vilnius in 1933. It is the first museum in the world devoted solely to the art of this famous Litvak artist.

EHRI Decision Tree for Collection Holding Institutions

EHRI for Collection Holding Institutions: New Webpage Explains How to Integrate Your Data in the EHRI Portal


EHRI just launched a new webpage “EHRI for Collection Holding Institutions” on its project website to facilitate and group all the new methodologies and tools that EHRI has developed in order to integrate descriptions of Holocaust-related sources into the EHRI portal. If you work for an institution that holds Holocaust-related archival materials, in Europe or beyond, you can now become part of the EHRI Portal.

Web survey

Your Opinion Matters: Please Fill Out Our Survey on the Impact of Digital Approaches on Research and Archiving


The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure invites you to participate in a web survey aimed at institutions that hold Holocaust-related archival collections. The survey aims to investigate the impact that digital approaches have on research and archiving. In particular, we want to understand the effects that EHRI has on collection holding institutions and archival work practices.

EHRI Document Blog

New EHRI Document Blog: Engaging the Crowd with Holocaust Oral Testimonies


The latest contribution to the EHRI Document Blog was written by Rebecca Dillmeier from USHMM. The post reports on an ongoing crowdsourcing project that addresses the search and discoverability challenges of large oral history collections. The post gives an insight into the experiences and challenges of using crowdsourcing for oral history transcripts to increase access to this rich resource.

Charlotte Hauwaert

People in EHRI: Charlotte Hauwaert from the Belgian State Archives I CegeSoma: Coordination of EHRI’s Data Integration


I joined the EHRI project in September 2016, just after finishing my Advanced Master’s program. I am based at the Belgian State Archives I CegeSoma (Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Society) in Brussels.

VWI invitation

Simon Wiesenthal Lecture: Representing Genocide: The Holocaust as Paradigm?


EHRI partner the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) organises a Simon Wiesenthal Lecture:

Rebecca Jinks:  Representing Genocide: The Holocaust as Paradigm?

15 February 2018, 6.30 pm 

Dachfoyer des Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchivs, 1010 Wien, Minoritenplatz 1

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018


January 27 is Holocaust Memorial Day, or International Holocaust Remembrance Day: An annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005. It marks the anniversary of the liberation of concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau on 27 January 1945.

Claims Conference

Claims Conference: University Lecturer Position in Holocaust Studies

Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (The Claims Conference) is planning to fund several new university lecturer positions for Holocaust focused courses in key European-based universities and is seeking universities that are interested in creating a partnership.
EHRI Blog Lemkin

New EHRI Blog: The 1948 Genocide-Convention: Raphael Lemkins struggle for the ‘law of the world’


The newest EHRI Document Blog post commemorates the 69th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) on 9 December 1948.

Elie Wiesel seminar

Invitation EHRI Workshop in Romania: Borderlands: Archives, Research and Education


Extended deadline: 12 January 2018!

International Workshop within the Framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), supported by the European Commission

Date and location: 6-7 March 2018, at the “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, Bucharest, Romania