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EHRI Fellow Raul Cârstocea: Feedback and Networking


by Raul Cârstocea

In the period of the 5th to the 30th September 2016 I held an EHRI Fellowship at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam, under the supervision of Dr. Karel Berkhoff. This was the first part of a combined research stay that also includes a two weeks period at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London.

Ján Hlavinka

People in EHRI: Ján Hlavinka works for the Holocaust Documentation Center in Bratislava


A member of EHRI Working Groups on Dissemination (WP2) and New Methodologies, Data Identification and Integration (WP9), Ján Hlavinka is a researcher at the Holocaust Documentation Center as well as at the Institute of History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Slovakia.

In 2002 I started my carrier as a researcher at the Museum of Slovak National Uprising in Banská Bystrica and couple of months later I moved to the Nations Memory Institute in Bratislava (2003-2008). There I co-developed and later led the project focusing on the documentation of the Holocaust. The project included the gathering of sources for later published databases as well as the academic research. In 2007 I published my first monograph focused on the victims of Holocaust from the district of Medzilaborce.

EHRI Seminar in Bucharest

Daily Impressions of the EHRI Seminar: The Study of the Holocaust in Romania


Between September 19th -23rd , the EHRI seminar "The Study of Holocaust in Romania - current status and directions" took place in Bucharest.

The participants were researchers and archivists from Canada, Hungary, Israel, Republic of Moldova, Denmark, Republic of Macedonia, Germany, Italy and Romania.

The seminar was organized by Institutul Național pentru Studierea Holocaustului din România "Elie Wiesel", in cooperation with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) within the framework of the EHRI project.

Ontotext - Semantic Integration

Partner in EHRI: Ontotext - Semantic Integration of Archives


Vladimir Alexiev

Ontotext is a Bulgarian software company that works in the areas of Semantic Web, Linked Open Data, Semantic Text Analysis and Conceptual Search. We have worked on many EC research projects and commercial projects in the areas of semantic repositories (databases) and semantic text enrichment (concept extraction and named entity recognition). A lot of our business is with mass-media and publishing companies, such as BBC, Euromoney, Press Association, Financial Times, IET, Oxford University Press, Wiley, etc. We have also worked with GLAM institutions, such as the UK National Archives, the British Museum, one of the most important vocabulary institutions in Switzerland, Europeana, DBpedia.

ITS archive

ITS Online Finding Aid on Nazi Camp History Published on EHRI Portal


An aid used by the International Tracing Service (ITS) to find general information on incarceration and persecution sites of the Nazi regime was published on the EHRI portal in May 2016. The physical finding aid - a card index - had been compiled gradually between the years 1970 and 1982 and served primarily as a search tool for ITS staff members. The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - DFG) supported its retro-conversion to serve as an online finding aid.

EHRI Seminar at the Bundesarchiv

EHRI Seminar in Berlin: Red, Blue, Green - What Colour Is Used by the Minister?


The Federal Archives’ EHRI seminar "Modern Diplomatics of the Holocaust" gave an introduction into the handling of German records.

Right to be forgotten versus right to remember

International Conference "Right To Be Forgotten Versus Right To Remember"


10 October 2016, Academy Palace, Brussels, Belgium

Following the new EU privacy regulation, which was approved by the EU Parliament in May 2016, the Belgian State Archives organizes an international conference on "Right to be Forgotten Versus Right to Remember".

The new EU regulation introduces the "right to be forgotten". Archivists, historians, lawyers and information professionals from across Europe discuss the implications for the archival industry and historical research.

the site of the concentration camp at Sajmište today

Escalating into Holocaust



Wednesday 21 September 2016; Amsterdam, the Netherlands

A project financed by the EACEA - Europe for Citizens Programme; Strand 1 - European Remembrance (REMEM)

From execution squads to the gas van of the concentration camp at Sajmište. Two defining phases of the Holocaust in Serbia

Call for Applications: Joint Workshop for Advanced PhD Candidates from UK Universities who are focusing on Holocaust-related topics


Location: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
Dates: 21 – 24 November 2016

As a signatory to a joint letter of intent enabling greater cooperation between British Holocaust organisations and Yad Vashem and endorsed by the British Government, The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide is partnering with the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem to host the second joint workshop for advanced PhD candidates in the UK and Israel working on Holocaust-related topics. 

Call for Fellows: 2017 JDC Archives Fellowship Program


The JDC Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2017 fellowship program. In 2017, 5-6 fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem. Research topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, modern history, social welfare, migration, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections.