EHRI Webinars

The EHRI Webinars on Zoom are free and in general without registration. A series of 4 webinars took place in 2022. In 2023, a new series of webinars will be programmed.

Webinar 1 - 2023

Encyclopedic Database Design for Digital Research Possibilities and Challenges of Developing a Comprehensive Database of Nazi-Era Camps for Foreign Forced Laborers 

Wednesday 19 April 2023, 3:00 PM CET

Speakers: Alexandra Lohse, Applied Research Scholar Team Lead, Mandel Center, US Holocaust Memorial Museum; Justus Hillebrand, contract database manager; Rebecca M. Savelsberg, contract data enterer and analyst

This presentation will detail the scholarly goals as well as practical and methodological challenges of developing a large-scale encyclopedic database aimed at documenting the largest subset of Nazi-era camps, namely the more than 30,000 labor camps for foreign civilian forced laborers operating inside the 1942 borders of the Greater German Reich. Read more >

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Meeting ID: 869 2800 6850
Passcode: 669036

Webinar 4 - 2022

MemoGIS - the Spatial Exclusion of Jews in Protectorate Prague

Wednesday 7 December 2022, 3:00 PM CET

Speakers: Aneta Plzáková and Daniela Bartáková, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, Czechia.

"MemoGIS Prague" describes the fates of the Holocaust victims from Prague. It interprets and analyses the data gathered in the Holocaust Victims Database managed by the Terezín Initiative Institute, which contains, among other things, digitized copies of selected documents from the Prague Police Directorate's fund. By connecting historical information with the map of Prague, this application helps users to study the segregation and persecution of Jewish inhabitants through space. Read more >

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Meeting ID: 879 8763 1611
Passcode: 697593

Webinar 3 - 2022

Yerusha - An Online Catalogue of Jewish Archival Heritage in Europe

Wednesday 14 September 2022, 3:00 PM CET

Speaker: Dr. Gábor Kadar, Director Yerusha Project

The Yerusha Project, a digital humanities initiative of the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe, creates an online hub of information regarding European Jewish archival heritage. Read more >

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Meeting ID: 825 9462 8940
Passcode: 465735

Webinar 2 - 2022

Left Behind: The Impact of Forced Labour by Organisation Todt on Survival Chances of Antwerp Jews

Wednesday 22 June 2022, 3:00 PM CET

Speakers:  Dorien Styven, researcher and archivist from EHRI partner Kazerne Dossin in Belgium, with the support of Wolfgang Schellenbacher, who is involved in the mapping and visualisation aspect, from the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute (VWI) and the Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes (DÖW).

Kazerne Dossin has created a dataset containing information on the 1.625 Antwerp OT labourers and a sample of 1.500 of their relatives. The aim of the project "Left Behind" was to determine the impact of OT forced labour on the survival chances of the families left behind in Antwerp. Macro-analysis led to conclusions regarding the augmented deportation risk of the relatives of OT labourers in comparison to Jewish families in Antwerp in general. Micro-analysis of archival items such as journals, photos and letters led to explanations for this higher deportation rate. Read more >

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Meeting ID: 828 5437 5998
Passcode: 741759

Webinar 1 - 2022

Social Networks and Surviving the Holocaust

Wednesday 23 March 2022, 3:00 PM CET

Speakers:  Štěpán Jurajda, Mellon Endowment Professor with Tenure at the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI) in Prague, Czech Republic. In cooperation with Matěj Bělín (CERGE-EI) and Tomáš Jelínek (Moravian Business College Olomouc).

Survivor testimonies link survival in deadly POW camps, Gulags, and Nazi concentration camps to the formation of close friendships with other prisoners. Jurajda, Bělín and Jelínek provide statistical evidence on the importance of social linkages for the survival of the 140,000 Jews who entered the Theresienstadt ghetto. Read more >

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Meeting ID: 893 3743 5424
Passcode: 051978