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Call for papers : 'The Holocaust in Hungary, 75 years later'


The Clio Institute in Budapest welcomes papers of at least 8.000-10.000 words based on primary archival research to be published in Clio Research Papers.

Karel Berkhoff

Meet the New EHRI Project Director: Karel Berkhoff


Dear colleagues and friends,

Last year I was deeply saddened by Conny Kristel’s death. She was a wonderful colleague, truly a model of conscientiousness and commitment. I am guessing that you all know a good project that was hampered (or worse) because egos stood in the way. Not so with EHRI under Conny. How befitting that the first Conny Kristel Fellowships will be dispensed this year.

Given this history, it was with a mixture of excitement and trepidation that I began my tenure as EHRI’s new Project Director on March 1. But there is no worry. Having been involved in several EHRI undertakings, my sense is this is a gathering of experts who are not only committed to a good cause, but who also treat each other well. And they know and feel that the work is all the more important today - a time with so much bad news about distortion and denial of the Holocaust.

Call for Papers: Workshop 'Marking of Jews During the Holocaust'


This workshop will take place between 8-11 July 2019 at EHRI Partner Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and will be dedicated to the marking of Jews in various countries, in ghettos and camps, within the larger context of marking persecuted groups.

New EHRI Document Blog: Pecunia Olet: Aryanizing Jewish Shops in Gödöllő, Hungary


Pecunia Olet: Aryanizing Jewish Shops in Gödöllő, Hungary

The latest EHRI Document Blog post by Borbála Klacsmann (University of Szeged) focuses on the aryanization of Jewish shops in Gödöllő, Hungary. Starting with the ground plan of the Gödöllő city hall, the post follows the decision of the town council to cancel the rent of Jewish shopkeepers situated there and the story of the shops afterwards. The post also opens a discussion on the processing of the aryanizations.

Call for applications: Projects for the funding programme 'digital // memory'


We would like to draw your attention to this call for applications for the funding programme "digital // memory". The EVZ Foundation has designed this funding programme to test digital formats for historical-civic education in Poland and Germany.

New EHRI Document Blog: Georeferencing Service for Archives


The author of this EHRI Document Blog post is Annelies van Nispen, giving inside into some of the work of WP13 on geo-referencing services for archives. Using a concrete example from NIOD's archival data, this blog post details an experiment in how to make collections searchable and findable on a map like Google Maps or Open Street Map. By extracting geographical units from the descriptions in EAD, this technique makes it possible to identify different pieces of information in archival descriptions and use this to enrich the metadata and the EHRI vocabularies.

Call for applications: 6th International Conference Riga Forum "The Holocaust Museums in the XXI Century: Challenges and Opportunities"


6th International Conference

Riga Forum: Museums of Holocaust in the XXI Century: Challenges and Opportunities

Riga, 21-22 May

The “Shamir” Society, the Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum and the European International Tolerance Center announce the start of the registration for the annual conference dedicated to the problems of museums and places of memory of

Call for papers for Research Workshop: Jewish Experiences and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union


The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Moshe Mirilashvili Center for Research on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem are pleased to invite applications for a research workshop entitled, Jewish Experiences and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union. The workshop is scheduled for August 5-16, 2019 at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: EHRI partner's activities


International Holocaust Remembrance Day


New EHRI Document Blog: "Messages from the Ghetto"


Messages from the Ghetto – Viennese transports to the General Government in early 1941

The latest EHRI Document Blog post by Christa Mehany-Mitterrutzner (DÖW) and Wolfgang Schellenbacher (JMP) focuses on letters and postcards of deportees from the collections of the Documentation Centre of the Austrian Resistance in Vienna of the early Viennese transportations to ghettos in the “Generalgouvernement” in February and March 1941.