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The Wiener Library New Digital Resource

EHRI Partner | Refugee Stories: An Innovative New Digital Resource by The Wiener Holocaust Library

29/11/2021

EHRI's partner The Wiener Holocaust Library have launched a new and innovative digital resource a Refugee Map. You can explore hundreds of refugee stories from The Wiener Holocaust Library’s Family Paper collections and follow the lives of individuals and families who fled Nazi persecution through unique and irreplaceable documents.

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Invitation to Archivists Dealing with Holocaust Documentation | Amplify Your Expertise through Networking

24/11/2021

Are you an archivist dealing with Holocaust Documentation? Are you providing reference or information services to users on a regular basis? We are looking for you!

We would like to invite archivists who provide services and information regarding Holocaust related documentation to take part in an expert community, organized by EHRI.

Networking with peers

Members of this expert group will benefit from joint learning sessions, networking with peers, and opportunity for cooperation and integration into the EHRI network. EHRI intends to identify additional relevant groups of experts in sub-specializations of Holocaust documentation, and create networks and platforms where such experts’ groups can meet, exchange information and consult.

EHRI Expert Group on Photographs

Invitation to Archivists and Scholars Working with Holocaust Photographs | Join the EHRI Expert Group

24/11/2021

Are you an archivist or scholar often working with Holocaust photographs? Are you interested in keeping in touch with your international peers in this important specilisation? Amplify your expertise through networking. 

We would like to invite archivists and scholars with recognized experience in working with photographs depicting aspects of the Holocaust (including its prelude, and clearly related aftermath) to join the Holocaust Photographs Expert Group, an international community organized by EHRI. Members of this group will benefit from joint learning sessions, networking with peers, and opportunities for cooperation with the EHRI network.

Online Edition on Diplomatic  Reports

New Document Blog | Diplomatic Reports on the Holocaust – An EHRI Online Edition

22/11/2021

In the latest EHRI Document Blog post, Anna Ullrich (Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History and EHRI) takes a closer look at the most recently published EHRI Online Edition on Diplomatic Reports. The Online Edition focuses on how diplomatic staff reported the persecution and murder of European Jews during World War II.

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EHRI-3 General Partner Meeting: Connecting Expertise, Archives and People

18/11/2021

26-27 October 2021

The General Partner Meetings of both EHRI projects scheduled for October, were again held virtually. Many participants had expressed their hope for in-person meetings this time, but with so many people from so many countries involved and the coronavirus pandemic still making its mark, it proved impossible for everyone to meet face to face. However, EHRI being a both a human and digital network, the virtual meetings were very successful.

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EHRI Partner | Six Extraordinary Testimonies of Survivors of Italy's "Black Saturday", 16 October 1943

17/11/2021

Last month, EHRI's Italian partner the Foundation Jewish Contemporary Documentation Center CDEC published six extraordinary testimonies of survivors of the rounding up of Jews on October 16th, 1943 - the infamous “Black Saturday”, an indelible event in the memory of the Roman Jews.

The testimonies, recorded on five 33 vinyl discs, were recently found by Laura Brazzo, Head of the CDEC Archive and the CDEC Digital Library, during a re-organization of the CDEC Archive.

JDC Archives

2022 JDC Archives Fellowship Program

17/11/2021

The JDC Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2022 fellowship program. In 2022, 6-7 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.

What is an ERIC

The EHRI-PP General Partner Meeting Showed Important Progress towards a Permanent European Research Infrastructure Consortium

11/11/2021

Towards a Secure Future for a European Holocaust Research Infrastructure: Shaping EHRI-ERIC

The fourth General Partner Meeting (GPM) of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure - Preparatory Phase (EHRI-PP) project took place on 3-4 November 2021. Several dozen participants from 25 partner institutions and 17 countries as well as guests discussed the progress of the project since the last GPM, but especially where it is today and what the next tasks and goals of the project are. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the meeting was held online again.

Presentations and discussions during separate workshops showed that project partners, as national coordinators, are making steady progress in securing the support of countries for the future EU-designed European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC).

Yad Vashem workshop

Call for Papers | Yad Vashem Research Workshop | The Post-War Period As Reflected Through Art

29/10/2021

Call for Papers: Research Workshop

Diana and Eli Zborowski Centre for the Study of the Aftermath of the Holocaust and The Museums Division, Yad Vashem invite proposals for a scholarly workshop on the topic of:

The post-war period as reflected through Art

Location: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel

Date: October 25-26, 2022

Survivors of the Holocaust produced powerful works using different means that record or reflect on their experiences. In the months and years following their liberation a number of survivors who were artists turned to their craft in order to work through their past, rebuild their emotional worlds and commemorate their losses.

EHRI Document Blog Left Behind

EHRI Document Blog: Left Behind – A Belgian Project Opening up Little Known Holocaust Histories as Well as New Tools

28/10/2021

In the latest EHRI Document Blog, Veerle Vanden Daelen en Dorien Styven from Kazerne Dossin in Belgium tell the story of the innovative project Left Behind.

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