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4th International Summer School Prague – Szczecin 2015: Jews in East Central Europe: History and Commemoration


“Jews in East Central Europe: History and Commemoration” is the 4th International Summer School organized jointly by the University of Szczecin and Charles University Prague. The sum­mer school is supported by the “Go East” Program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and by the Czech-German Future Fund and will be held in cooperation with the Center for Interdisciplinary Polish Studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder).

Conference: ‘Another time, Another place? Challenges in Commemorating, Teaching and Researching the Holocaust 70 Years On’

Second Annual Conference of the British Association for Holocaust Studies
21-22 July 2015, University of Birmingham

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the death marches, the liberation of Auschwitz and concentration camps in western Europe, the end of World War II, and early postwar trials including the First Bergen-Belsen Trial and the opening of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. This sequence of anniversaries is an appropriate time to reflect on 70 years of research, education, public commemoration, musealization and cultural production, paying particular attention to the British and European contexts.

​CfP: Lessons and Legacies Conference on the Holocaust

Call for Papers and Panels
Lessons and Legacies Conference on the Holocaust XIV
The Holocaust in the 21st Century: Relevance and Challenges in the Digital Age
November 3-6, 2016, Claremont McKenna, California

The 14th biennial Lessons and Legacies Conference, sponsored by the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University and Claremont McKenna College, will consist of two plenary addresses, roundtables, multiple panels, workshops, and colloquia relating to recent issues and advances in scholarship on all aspects of Holocaust Studies.

The Holocaust in Southeastern Europe

Date: May 25–26, 2015
Location: Athénée Palace Hilton, Episcopiei 1-3, Bucharest, Romania 010292
Cost: Free

This international conference brings together scholars to share emerging research on the Holocaust in the southeastern tier of Europe.

EHRI Online Portal Connects Holocaust Archives Worldwide

New tools for the future of remembrance
Berlin, March 26, 2015

Historians and archivists can and will preserve remembrance of the Holocaust. Before long there will be no survivors left who can testify about their experiences. Their contribution cannot be replaced. But by developing and using new tools for documentation and research the lack of eyewitnesses will - at least partially - be compensated.

On 26 March, EHRI – the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure – presented its online portal. It provides access to rich information about more than 1,800 Holocaust-related archival institutions in 51 countries, and to descriptions of tens of thousands of archival materials. Starting out in 2010 as a EC-financed initiative, scholars in 20 institutions in Europe and Israel worked together to make archives accessible and to connect collections.

26 March in Berlin: Presentation of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure


The Presentation of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure takes place at the Leibniz Hall of the Berlin-Brandenburger Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The Leibniz Hall is reached from the historical portal on Markgrafenstraße at Gendarmenmarkt.

On 26 March 2015, the project European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), will present its results at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, located at the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin. One of the highlights of the day will be the presentation of the EHRI online portal, that will give access to dispersed Holocaust sources. From then on the portal will be accessible to users around the world.

Workshop on Research at German Memorial Sites and Documentation Centers

October 26-30, 2015 - Washington, DC, USA

Applications due no later than April 13, 2015

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich (Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien am Institut für Zeitgeschichte München) are pleased to invite applications for a Workshop on Research at German Memorial Sites and Documentation Centers on the History of National Socialism and the Holocaust. The workshop will take place on October 26–30, 2015 at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. 

EHRI Fellow Justyna Majewska: Jewish social transformation in the Warsaw ghetto as revealed in personal narratives

Justyna Majewska is an EHRI fellow and a PhD researcher with the Graduate School for Social Research at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. Her research subject is "The change of the social structure in Nazi ghettos with the example of the Warsaw Ghetto".