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One Week To Go To Apply For "At the Source"


The National Library of Israel together with the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe is pleased to announce the launch of At the Source a new training and development programme at the National Library of Israel (NLI) for archive and library professionals working with Jewish documentary heritage across Europe.

People in EHRI: László Csősz

Member of EHRI Work Packages WP2 Trans-institutional Research Guides, WP 6 Development of Interdisciplinary Methodologies, and WP8 Publicity and Dissemination

Through the dual perspectives of Holocaust scholar and archivist, I consider the launch of EHRI a landmark event for Holocaust and genocide scholarship in Eastern Europe. Therefore it has been an honour to take a share in this massive undertaking. Back in 2009, when Project Director Conny Kristel approached us to join the EHRI consortium, I was serving as Head of Collections at the Holocaust Memorial Center (HMC). In the summer of 2014, I left HMC to take the position of Senior Archivist at the Hungarian National Archives, which became a cooperating partner and currently virtually hosts the small research team on Hungary.

All JDC Records from Post-World War II Period Digitized


The JDC (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) Archives has announced the completion of a major effort to catalogue, microfilm and digitize all of its post-Holocaust era collections, 1945-1954. The culmination of a six-year effort, this project is part of an ongoing plan to make historically significant documents available to scholars, genealogists and the general public. This material is searchable on the JDC Archives website. Online finding aids provide information on the contents of these collections and enable users to identify materials of interest to their research.

Archival traces of Jewish history and the Holocaust in the Czech Republic


Combined workshop EHRI, Yerusha and 'Frontier of Memory' project

30-31 March, 2015, Jewish Museum in Prague

The workshop aims to recapitulate and evaluate the state of archival documentation of Jewish history and of the Holocaust in the Czech Republic and to discuss the cooperation and synergies with the ongoing international projects.

EHRI Community Hub moves to the EHRI Portal


The aim of the EHRI Community Hub is to offer the archival and research communities interested in the Holocaust the opportunity to virtually collaborate with each other, and to get more tightly involved in the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI).

At the moment the EHRI Community Hub is transferred from the EHRI website to the EHRI Portal and Virtual Research Environment, that will be launched in March 2015. Therefore it is temporarily impossible to login or register.

Filming the War: the Soviets faced with the Holocaust (1941-1946)

Cycle of films and encounters
From January 9th to September 27th 2015
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and of the liberation of the camps by the Allies, EHRI partner, the Shoah Memorial is holding an exceptional exhibition reviewing the Nazi crime scenes data filmed by Soviet operators.

CfP: Probing the Limits of Categorization: The 'Bystander' in Holocaust History

24-26 September 2015, Amsterdam
German Studies Institute Amsterdam, Jena Center 20th Century History, Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute of Contemporary History, Munich, NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Deadline: 31.01.2015

The aim of the conference is to thoroughly review the stereotypical 'bystander' and to think beyond the existing scholarly approaches in Holocaust historiography. It is intended to encourage the formulation of innovative concepts, which might enable historians to consider hitherto overlooked or marginalized aspects of historical reality or to view familiar processes from entirely new angles.

CfP: DPASSH 2015: The 1st Annual Conference on Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

“Shaping our Legacy: Safeguarding the Social and Cultural Record”
25-26 June, 2015 Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland

The Digital Preservation for Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DPASSH) conference is a response to the ever increasing problem of digital preservation within the arts and social science subject domain.