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Claims Conference fellowships

The Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship for Advanced Shoah Studies

04/09/2017

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) is offering a limited number of fellowships for Ph.D. and Post Doctoral Candidates Conducting Research on the Holocaust.

The application deadline is January 3, 2018 for the Fall 2018 - Summer 2019 funding Year. Maximum Award Amount: $20,000 Per Year.

EHRI Document Blog

New EHRI Blog: “In the Country of Numbers”. Gerardo Nassau’s Unpublished Memoir of Sachsenhausen

22/08/2017

The newest contribution to the EHRI Document Blog comes from Astrid Ley, who takes a close look at the unpublished memoir of Gerardo (Gerhard) Nassau she discovered during her recent EHRI fellowship at The Wiener Library in London.

Wiener Library Job Advertisement - Acquisitions Librarian

21/07/2017

Full-time, permanent post based in Central London, WC1

The Wiener Library is the world’s oldest Holocaust archive and the home of Britain’s largest collection of published and unpublished works, documents and photographs relating to the Nazi era.  We are seeking an Acquisitions Librarian to join the team in a permanent post. For someone with an interest in modern history this is an opportunity to help develop Britain’s foremost collection of printed and audio-visual material regarding the Holocaust, its causes and consequences. As we are a small organisation we are looking for someone who is a good team player willing to be involved in other projects as necessary.

Wiener Library Job Advertisement - Cataloguer

21/07/2017

Full-time, temporary post based in Central London, WC1

The Wiener Library is the world’s oldest Holocaust archive and the home of Britain’s largest collection of published and unpublished works, documents and photographs relating to the Nazi era.  We are seeking a qualified Librarian to join the Collections Team for 18 months full-time, to catalogue our book, pamphlet and audio-visual collections. For someone with an interest in modern history this is an opportunity to help develop Britain’s foremost collection regarding the Holocaust, its causes and consequences. As we are a small organisation we are looking for someone who is a good team player willing to be involved in other projects as necessary.

EHRI General Partner Meeting

EHRI Gathers in Milan for its Annual Partner Meeting

20/07/2017

In 2017 the beautiful city of Milan formed the background for the annual General Partner Meeting of the consortium that develops the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI). Nearly seventy people, active for any of the 24 partner institutions and based in one of 17 countries that participate in the making of EHRI, gathered to present, discuss and evaluate the results and future of the project.

EHRI Document Blog

New EHRI Document Blog: Murdered on the Verge of Survival: Massacres in the Last Days of the Siege of Budapest, 1945 Part II

20/07/2017

Part II of the EHRI Document Blog post entitled "The Profile of the Perpetrators" is out. Based primarily on Arrow Cross administrative and private records held in the Hungarian National Archives, the authors focus on the personality, social background and motivations of the members of the killing squad. The blog post features an updated interactive map of Budapest as well as documents from three different archival collections, unique photos and film footage.

Neringa Latvyte

Neringa Latvyte-Gustaitiene from the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum: Involved in EHRI Communication and Training

18/07/2017

A member of EHRI Work packages on Communication and Dissemination (WP2) and Training and Education (WP4), Neringa Latvyte-Gustaitiene is chief of the History Research Department and acting head of the Memorial Museum of Paneriai at the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, Lithuania, as well as a PhD candidate at the Communication Faculty of the Vilnius University.

In 1999, I started working as an historian at the Holocaust exhibition in the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. In 2002, I published my first book about the Holocaust in the Trakai region. In 2010, I was appointed as a chief of the History Research Department and was a curator of the renovation of the Holocaust exhibition and the editor of the exhibition’s catalogue.

VWI

Simon Wiesenthal Conference 2017: (In)Glorious Victims?

18/07/2017

Challenging the Paradigms of Memory Politics in Europe

Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)

Vienna, 27 November – 29 November 2017

Call for Papers

Martyrdom has a long tradition in European culture. In the nineteenth century, the cult of death became a major symbolic element of nation-building, shifting the focus from the heroic commander to the suffering soldier.

EHRI Document Blog Alter Ogien

New EHRI Blog: Alter Ogień Testimony – the earliest testimony in the collection of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw

29/06/2017

In the latest EHRI-Document Blog post, Michał Czajka from the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw (ŻIH) draws his attention to the earliest document in the collection of testimonies at the ŻIH, a testimony by Alter Ogień from 1944, written in Yiddish. He follows the story of how Alter Ogień survived the Holocaust and uses the example to give an insight into these early documents, showing what information they can offer, but also describing what they don’t tell us.

Jewish Family Archives

Writing German Jewish Lives: Researching Family Archives

28/06/2017

Tuesday, 12 September 9.30am – 4pm at The Keep in Brighton

The University of Sussex holds around 50 collections from German Jewish families who came to the UK as refugees in the 1930s. Family archives can be a very rich source for researchers interested in personal relationships and domestic life as well as larger historic events.

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