The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation urgently wants to hear from survivors and those affected
by Nazi persecution who have never told their story but would like the
opportunity to do so before it’s too late.
Sir Peter Bazalgette, the chair of the new UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation set up to deliver the recommendations of the Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission, is appealing to individuals to come forward if they know of survivors who have never told their stories.
The JDC (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) Archives is now one of EHRI’s cooperating institutions, joining other
repositories such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the
State Archives of Belgium, the Hungarian Jewish Archives, and the German Bundesarchiv (read more).
The EHRI portal includes key information about all JDC Archives Holocaust-era collections, among them the Cyprus, Geneva, Istanbul, New York, Stockholm, and Warsaw collections.
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.
“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).
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.
To honour the occasion, an interesting programme was put together, that mixed politicians with historians, researchers, archivists, and digital infrastructure experts. The 200 guests that were the audience mirrored this mix.
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.
European/Israëli consortium expands to Eastern Europe and US
Berlin/Brussels, 26 March 2015
The international Holocaust-project EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) will be expanded. The EU has decided to support the next phase of EHRI work with 8 million euro of funding under Horizon2020. This was announced by Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission, at the presentation of the EHRI portal in Berlin.
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.