EHRI partner Mémorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial), based in Paris, currently hosts a new exhibition, titled After the Holocaust. Survivors and Refugees. 1944-1947.
It is a bilingual exhibition featuring many archival documents, films and nearly 250 photographs on the period immediately after the catastrophe. Around the exhibition, Mémorial de la Shoah organizes a series of screenings and panel discussions with many historians, specialists, witnesses and filmmakers.
Workshop, organised by the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, in cooperation with the Jewish Museum in Prague l Vienna, 16-17 June 2016
Especially over the past few decades, the refugee policies of Western states in the interwar period have been the subject of thorough examination by historians who have mostly highlighted the restrictive policies of closed borders, or ‘paper walls’, especially vis a vis Jewish refugees fleeing exclusion and mass murder.
Making digital collections and archival material can be full of challenges. As more and more material becomes accessible online, it also means that archivists and historians have to think up new ways to help users get the most out of the information each document offers and to place the document into its complex historical context.
The European community of institutions and individuals concerned with the commemoration and study of the Holocaust have endured a period of uncertainty and anxiety about the future of free access to the archival sources underpinning their work. The source of the worry has been the planned European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), scheduled to come into force later this year. This piece of legislation addresses the issue that at present European nations have different and distinct regulations about data protection, often denying in one territory what is allowed in another.
Every country has a its own way of dealing with Holocaust remembrance and education. Ben Barkow, director of EHRI partner, the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide in London, gives us an update on the latest developments in the UK.
On Holocaust Memorial Day 2014 the UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced the creation of a commission to investigate the future of Holocaust commemoration and education in Britain.
In 2015, the first phase of the EHRI project (2010-2015) resulted in a Presentation event in Berlin, where the EHRI portal was succesfully launched. Immediately it was announced that EHRI would continue and be able to sustain and expand in a second phase, with new funding under the EU Horizon2020 programme.
On 14 January 2016, the CENDARI research infrastructure was launched at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences & Humanities.
CENDARI is an acronym referring to the Collaborative European Digital Archival Research Infrastructure, a 4-year, European Commission-funded project which integrates digital archives and resources for the pilot areas of medieval culture and the First World War. As such CENDARI has strong affiliations with EHRI.
EHRI partner, the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum in Lithuania has acquired a new artifact, a headscarf with an important story. Neringa Latvytė tells about it.
The Holocaust Exhibition of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum was enriched by an unique exhibit – a dark blue headscarf with white dots. It belonged to Dita Šperlingienė–Zupavičienė, former prisoner of the Kaunas Ghetto and Stutthof Concentration Camp, who presented the headscarf to the Museum.
EHRI partner, the “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for Study of the Holocaust in
Romania has a call for papers for their journal Holocaust. Studii şi cercetări (Holocaust. Study and Research).
Holocaust. Studii şi cercetări (Holocaust. Study and Research) is an annual peer-reviewed scientific journal
dedicated to the publication of academic and scientific research papers on subjects like Holocaust, Anti-
Semitism, xenophobia, discrimination etc.