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Since May 2012, Katja Happe has been a research associate at the Department of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Freiburg, Germany, for the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) project "The history of the persecution of Jews in the Netherlands 1940-1945". She was an EHRI fellow for four weeks in September 2013 at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. During her fellowship she did research for her project that will result in a book. She has specialized in Dutch-German history and had visited the NIOD before.
On the 7th November, EHRI partner The Wiener Library: For the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide celebrated the eighty years since it began its work as a record and archive of Nazism and anti-Semitism.
Kepa works for the Research and Development Department of the Göttingen State and University Library, Germany. In the lab, he is active for the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure and works on the creation of the online portal and research environment.
I graduated with a Doctorate at the Centre for Mind and Brain Sciences (CiMEC) at the University of Trento (Italy) with a focus in Computational Linguistics and Corpus Linguistics.
Between 15,000 and 20,000 photographs were taken in the ghettos
during World War II. What is the meaning of these pictures?
Propaganda? Testimony? Resistance? Denunciation for History?
The answers may be found in the context of the photos as well as in
the personality of the photographers.
Film was used by the Third Reich as a powerful tool for controlling public opinion. Two propaganda films were made about the Terezín ghetto during the war. On the basis of the latest findings, EHRI partner the Jewish Museum in Prague and the Czech National Film Archive created an exhibition. It charts the history behind both films, focuses on the people who initiated them and describes the conditions for the filming. Many prisoners were forced to take part as actors, extras and film crew members.
Petra Links is an archivist who works at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam and is very involved in EHRI. Here Petra gives an overview of recently completed work that paves the way for the creation of the portal: the identification of user requirements, the research on metadata standards and the implementation and development of a thesaurus in combination with authority files.