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EHRI Webinar 14 June | JewishGen’s Online Holocaust Resources


Webinar: JewishGen’s Online Holocaust Resources | 14 June 2023, 3:00 PM CET | On Zoom

This EHRI webinar will feature Nolan Altman, Director of Data Acquisition, who will present JewishGen, Inc., a US non-profit organization, that was founded in 1987 as a bulletin board with only 150 users who were interested in Jewish genealogy.  Primarily driven by volunteers, there are over 1,000 active people throughout the world who contribute to the ever-growing collection of databases, resources and search tools. 

Currently, JewishGen hosts more than 30 million records, and provides a myriad of resources and search tools designed to assist those researching their Jewish ancestry. JewishGen provides its resources online as a public service. 

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New EHRI Document Blog | History on the Margins: The Surviving Remnant and Yiddish Holocaust Literature in the Stockholm Jewish Library


The latest EHRI Document Blogpost by Simo Muir introduces the Yiddish book collection of the Jewish Library in Stockholm as an important record of how the survivor generation dealt with the Holocaust. The post describes the books with their annotations and dedications as valuable historical documents in their own right.


Call for Applications EHRI Seminar in Vienna | What’s New in Austrian Holocaust Studies?


What’s New in Austrian Holocaust Studies? Digital Tools & Methods

EHRI-AT Methodological Seminar

16-18 January 2024 | Location: Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) in Vienna, Austria

Deadline for submission: 15 July 2023


In the last decade, Austrian Holocaust research and education has gone digital. In this rapidly evolving framework, this EHRI Seminar addresses the following questions:

micro histories

Call for Applications EHRI Seminar in Poland | Microhistories of the Holocaust


Methodology, sources, challenges, impact

18-22 September 2023 | Polish Center for Holocaust Research in cooperation with Center for Jewish Research, University of Lodz, Poland | Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2023

We would like to invite those working in the field of Holocaust research and documentation to submit their application for the international EHRI Seminar "Microhistories of the Holocaust – methodology, sources, challenges, impact" to be held by the Polish Center for Holocaust Research in cooperation with the Center for Jewish Research at the University of Lodz, 18-22 September 2023.

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Register for EHRI Conference in Amsterdam: Foundations for the Future: Towards a Permanent EHRI Organisation


An event to celebrate the achievements of EHRI’s Preparatory Phase

23 May 2023 | Location: Het Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

On Tuesday 23 May 2023, the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) will hold an international event in Amsterdam to mark the end of its Preparatory Phase (EHRI-PP). This conference, “Foundations for the Future: Towards a Permanent EHRI Organisation”, will be dedicated to EHRI’s achievements towards becoming a permanent research infrastructure in the form of an ERIC in 2025, and to discuss the current state and future trends of Holocaust research and remembrance.

EHRI Document Blog

New EHRI Document Blog | The Holocaust in Ukraine Series: "More Terrifying Than the Germans"


Information About the Holocaust from Investigation Files of Local Policemen (the Case of Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine)

The new Document Blogpost presents the Soviet investigation files of Kryvyi Rih policemen from the SBU archives (State Archive Branch of the Security Services of Ukraine). Kryvyi Rih is a city in Central Ukraine. The blogpost by Roman Shliakhtych examines arrest warrants, interrogation transcripts, indictments and verdicts from these files and shows how these materials make it possible to study the course of events during the largest mass shooting of Jews in Kryvyi Rih on 14 October 1941. Additionally, the files make it possible to identify the perpetrators and the victims of the Holocaust in the region.

Modern Diplomatics of the Holocaust

Call for Applications EHRI Archival Seminar in Berlin | Modern Diplomatics of the Holocaust


Dates: 10-15 September 2023 | Venue: Federal Archives / Bundesarchiv Germany | Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2023

For German click here (on the webpage)

Seminar description

The German Federal Archives are partner in the transnational project EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure). EHRI is dedicated to improve the European infrastructure for Holocaust studies by facilitating access to archival collections related to Holocaust history and by stimulating innovative, interdisciplinary and transnational research. Conferences, methodological seminars and workshops play a major role in achieving an exchange of knowledge and establishing institutional as well as personal networks.

In the framework of EHRI, the Federal Archives offer a five-day archival seminar under the title “Modern Diplomatics of the Holocaust” (see also the EHRI Online Course Modern Diplomatics of the Holocaust). It aims at giving a thorough introduction into the handling of German records related to the Holocaust. The intended audience especially includes archival staff members (particularly from Central, Southern and Eastern Europe), Holocaust researchers and employees of museums and memorial sites who work with German archival records and would like to enlarge their knowledge on archival sources.

Von Wien ins Nirgendwo

New EHRI Online Edition | Von Wien ins Nirgendwo: Die Nisko-Deportationen


After the attack on Poland in September 1939, the Nazi leadership had the opportunity to deport Jews to conquered areas for the first time.

In the second half of October 1939, the Central Office for Jewish Emigration sent 1,500 Jewish men from Vienna to Nisko am San in Eastern Poland. Further transports went to Nisko from Moravia-Ostrau (Ostrava, Czechia) and Kattowitz (Katowice, Poland).

Call for Articles

Call for Articles EHRI Partner Polish Center for Holocaust Research | Holocaust and Psychology


Call for Articles for the journal Zagłada Żydów. Studia i Materiały / Holocaust Studies and Materials 2024 from the Polish Center for Holocaust Research in Warsaw. Deadline for submission of proposals: June 30, 2023

The twentieth issue of Holocaust Studies and Materials will be a jubilee one. Hence, it shall include summaries, overviews, and attempts to look at selected issues from the perspective of the 20 years.

USHMM Camps and Ghettos Encyclopedia

New EHRI Webinar | Encyclopedic Database Design for Digital Research Possibilities Nazi-Era Camps for Foreign Forced Laborers


Webinar: Encyclopedic Database Design for Digital Research Possibilities and Challenges of Developing a Comprehensive Database of Nazi-Era Camps for Foreign Forced Laborers | 19 April 2023, 3:00 PM CET | On Zoom

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.