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New EHRI Document Blog: Files of the Austrian “Concentration Camp Association”


By starting with a quote from the file of Leopold Berger, this blog post describes the history of the Austrian Concentration Camp Association as well as the collection of 15,000 files held by the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (DÖW).

The collection is a unique source for information on Holocaust survivors in Austria and also gives insight into the political situation in the immediate post-war period in Austria.

New EHRI Document Blog: "Historical Meaning beyond the Personal”: Survivor Agency and Mediation in the Wiener Library’s Early Testimonies Collection


The latest EHRI Document Blog post by Christine Schmidt (Wiener Library) takes a close look at challenges in developing a “testimonial literacy” (in the words of Noah Shenker) for reading and interpreting early eyewitness accounts in the Library’s collection, particularly as they become more widely accessible through digital platforms and resources.

EHRI Conference

EHRI Public Conference: Holocaust Studies and its Social Setting


3 July 2019, Amsterdam

The International Conference Holocaust Studies and its Social Setting. Challenges and Trends will focus on the importance of EHRI’s human network and the public dimension of Holocaust Studies. Renowned Holocaust researchers and policymakers, such as Wendy Lower, Dieter Pohl and Katharina von Schnurbein, will speak at the conference, discuss EHRI's achievements and reflect on the interaction of Holocaust research with society at large. For more information about speakers, please see the speakers overview.

EHRI Academic Conference: Holocaust Studies in the Digital Age


2 july 2019, Amsterdam

This Academic Conference Holocaust Studies in the Digital Age, What’s New?, organized by EHRI and the NIOD, Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, will explore how digital technology influences contemporary Holocaust research in its broadest sense. Is the research field undergoing a digital transition that profoundly changes its nature? REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

50,000 Archival Descriptions Added


Major increase in EHRI Portal Collection Descriptions

The EHRI Portal, that offers access to information on Holocaust-related archival material held in institutions across Europe and beyond, is one of  the project’s important tools. EHRI is proud to announce that as a result of collaborative hard work with institutions that hold important Holocaust collections no less than 50,000 new descriptions and 25,000 updates were ingested in the EHRI portal last month. Via automated data ingest we have been able to increase the number of collection descriptions in the EHRI Portal by 17 %. Our thanks go to all institutions and colleagues that have been involved in this process.

People in EHRI: Adina Babesh – Works for the EHRI Team at CegeSoma


Adina Babesh works at the Belgian State Archives - Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Society. She is involved in EHRI Work Package 9 on Data Identification and Integration and Work Package 11 on Users and Standards.

A usual day starts for me early around 6-6:30am. I am by no means a morning person, but I prefer having a nice seat on the two trams, which take me to work, and I can enjoy reading a few pages from a good book. ‘Autour de ton cou’ (Adichie) is a favorite these days in an effort to improve my French!

Archive Bundesarchiv, Germany

The Archive as Digital User


EHRI has conducted an international web survey to better understand how professional users such as archivists, librarians, curators, and information specialists use our services. These professionals are key users and stakeholders of EHRI, given their significant role in providing content for EHRI and their knowledge of Holocaust related materials available at their institutions.

The European Commission Combines Efforts to Tackle Antisemitism


Eurobarometer Survey on Antisemitism in Europe

Recently the European Fundamental Rights Agency, upon request of the European Commission, published the largest survey ever held among European Jews on their perception and experience of antisemitism. The Eurobarometer Survey on Antisemitism in Europe will serve as a basis for further fact-based policy making.

Polish Prayer Book with Torah Cover

The Story of a Polish Prayer Book Found at the Vilnius Flea Market


Neringa Latvytė from EHRI partner the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum (VGSJM) in Lithuania presents a unique artefact from the flea market in Vilnius: A small prayer book in Polish, which tells us the unusual story about perceptions of a traumatic past.

Photos and article by Neringa Latvytė

Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives/Grego

Unifying Our Scattered Heritage - The Yerusha Project


Gabor Kadar, from the Yerusha Project, Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, introduces the EHRI-Yerusha collaboration.