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Holocaust and Genocide Symposium

Online Symposium | Holocaust and Genocide Studies: Looking Backward, Moving Forward

02/03/2021

A hybrid expert symposium, 9 April 2021, Live stream from De Balie Amsterdam, the Netherlands

To mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the domain of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at EHRI coordinator, the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and at the University of Amsterdam, this symposium takes stock of the accomplishments of the past, and draws up a vision for the future.

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Call for Proposals Conference FDR Library | Examining American Responses to the Holocaust: Digital Possibilities

18/02/2021

A Virtual Conference - October 10-15, 2021 |Hosted by the FDR Library and Museum, located in Hyde Park, New York

Submission deadline: March 26, 2021

In April, 2017, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum launched the Morgenthau Holocaust Collection Project (MHCP), a multiyear, multiplatform initiative to expand awareness of underutilized primary source material on the Holocaust through digital publication, exhibits, and public programs. As part of this initiative, the FDR Library is organizing a conference that will examine the current state of Holocaust scholarship and the contemporary relevance of the US government’s response to the Holocaust, with a special emphasis on how the field of digital humanities and the increasing need for and access to digital research is changing the way Holocaust research is conducted and disseminated.

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Statement by EHRI about Academic Freedom

12/02/2021

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), a consortium of 25 partners in Europe and beyond, contributes to the study and memory of the Holocaust by enhancing free access to what lies at their basis: the historical sources.

We express our grave concern over the recent attempts in Poland and elsewhere to limit the freedom of research, as well as our solidarity with Holocaust scholars Barbara Engelking (Poland) and Jan Grabowski (Canada).

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Call for Applications Research Workshop | Everyday Life of Jews in the USSR during the Holocaust and its Early Aftermath

09/02/2021

29 August–2 September 2021 | Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel

Application Deadline: 23 April 2021

The Moshe Mirilashvili Center for Research on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) are pleased to invite applications for a research workshop entitled, "Everyday Life of Jews in the USSR during the Holocaust and its Early Aftermath." The workshop is scheduled for August 29–September 2, 2021 at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. This is the third research workshop co-organized by Yad Vashem and USHMM with a focus on the former Soviet Union.

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EHRI Partner | The Wiener Holocaust Library Launches 'Testifying to the Truth'

03/02/2021

The Wiener Holocaust Library, located in London, has launched a new digital resource, Testifying to the Truth, which is now freely accessible online. This online database shares eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust, many of which have never been available to the public online before and have been translated, by a team of the Library’s volunteers, into English for the first time.

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Event 1 Feb | International Holocaust Remembrance Day - B'nai B'rith

28/01/2021

1 Feb 2021 | B’nai B’rith International

International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Time: 4pm CET

On 1 February, you can join the EU Affairs team of B'nai B'rith International in marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day – 76 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. In a world with fewer and fewer survivors, and following a year that has challenged everyone's understanding of connectedness, this event focusses on innovation and cooperation as two key motors for remembrance.

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EHRI Partner | the Elie Wiesel Institute Launches Digital Platform 'Holocaust in Romania'

25/01/2021

EHRI partner, the 'Elie Wiesel' National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, is launching a digital project, the Holocaust in Romania platform, meant to promote the remembrance of Holocaust victims and encourage the discovery of the past.

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Call | EHRI Conny Kristel Fellowship Programme 2021

25/01/2021

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2021

By facilitating international access to an unprecedented range of key archives and collections related to the Holocaust as well as archival and digital humanities expertise, the EHRI Conny Kristel Fellowships support and stimulate Holocaust research conducted by researchers, archivists, librarians, curators, and junior scholars, especially PhD candidates with limited resources.

EHRI Survey | Please Give Us Your Opinion on Our Services

21/01/2021

Over the years EHRI has developed a broad range of services which have been delivered to a growing number of users of different backgrounds and disciplines. These services include those accessible online such as the EHRI Portal, the Documents Blog, The Online Editions, and Online Courses. In addition, various training services have been provided, and include a Fellowship Programme, workshops, seminars and conferences.

As we prepare to transform the EHRI project into a permanent research infrastructure, we aim to assess whether the existing  EHRI services fulfill the current and future needs of EHRI’s user community. For this purpose, we have prepared a survey intended for current and potential future users of various EHRI services. The “EHRI Survey: User, Access and Training Strategies” has been prepared on an online platform through SurveyMonkey. The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to fill out.

Holocaust Memorial Day Events 2021

Partners | Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

18/01/2021

In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated 27 January as the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, the day upon which every year the world would mark and remember the Holocaust and its victims. On 27 January 1945, the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp complex was liberated.

Holocaust Memorial Day or Holocaust Remembrance Day is worldwide marked by local, national and international events.

The majority of EHRI's partners also organise events on or around 27 January to commemorate the Holocaust, to learn and to never forget. Several of the events organised by our partners are listed below. Given the COVID-19 situation, most of them are online. This list is updated until 27 January.

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