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Apply for EU Funding | New Calls for Proposals


The new CERV programme is finally here and new calls for proposals are waiting for you! Deadline 22 June 2021.

The European Commission has published six calls of the new Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme (CERV). The EC is looking forward to fund good projects that will support and promote fundamental rights and Union values, citizen’s engagement and participation, democracy and rule of law, equality and fight against discriminations gender-based violence and violence against vulnerable people. Six new calls for proposal for action grants and two specific for operating grants are now open.

The Call for Proposals on European Remembrance is especially of interest to the EHRI community. 

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EHRI Partner | New Exhibition Wiener Holocaust Library "Death Marches: Evidence and Memory"


New Exhibition: Death Marches: Evidence and Memory | At The Wiener Holocaust Library, London, UK | Opening 18 May 2021

Towards the end of the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of prisoners still held within the Nazi camp system were forcibly evacuated in terrible conditions under heavy guard. Many of these chaotic, and brutal, evacuations became known as ‘death marches’ by those who endured them. They form the last ruthless chapter of the Nazi genocide, one that is little-known or understood.

Virtual Workshop

EHRI Partners | Call for Papers for a Workshop on "Archives, Power, and Truth Telling: Catholic Archives and Holocaust Memory"


Virtual workshop with Boston College, and EHRI partners US Holocaust Memorial Museum and Yad Vashem

Sunday October 17–Tuesday October 19, 2021

Please submit proposals by May 15, 2021

The Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College are pleased to announce a virtual workshop on Archives, Power, and Truth Telling: Catholic Archives and Holocaust Memory. In light of the 2020 opening of the Vatican archives relating to the Pontificate of Pius XII, papers are invited that present and discuss new, previously unpublished, and in-process archival research on the Catholic Church and the Holocaust, as well as theoretical and conceptual papers on the possibilities and limitations of archival research for scholarship, truth-telling, and memory.

EHRI Document Blog

New EHRI Document Blog | Talking about Sexualised Violence


The Presentation of Rape and Male Power in an Oral-History Interview

This new EHRI Blog post, written by former EHRI fellow Florian Zabransky, analyses two seemingly unrelated incidents in an oral-history interview, dealing with topics of intimacy and sexualised violence. The interview with Michael Begum, the case study of this blog entry, was conducted on 19 October 1996 in Los Angeles in English. He was born on the 22nd of June 1922 in a small shtetl called Parafjanava around 150km north of Minsk (then the Soviet Union, today Belarus). The interview is part of the Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, the biggest archive of oral-history interviews of Jews and other survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides.


International Campaign #ProtectTheFacts | Honouring the Past. Safeguarding the Future


EHRI Supports the #ProtectTheFacts Campaign

Over 75 years after the end of the Second World War, Holocaust memory is under threat. Holocaust distortion is on the rise and is eroding our understanding of historical truth. Holocaust distortion benefits from a general lack of awareness. It doesn’t stop at national borders, nor is it found only in one language. International cooperation is essential to countering it.

ProtectTheFacts is an international initiative of the European Commission, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), the United Nations, and UNESCO, who have joined forces to raise awareness of Holocaust distortion – both how to recognise it and how to counter it.

Online General Partner Meeting

General Partner Meeting | A Permanent European Holocaust Research Infrastructure Is Taking Shape


Two-Day Online Meetings Show Progress Is Being Made Despite Covid-19

EHRI Co-Director Reto Speck was clearly pleased to see almost 70 participants on the familiar Zoom screen for the third General Partner Meeting of the EHRI Preparatory Phase Project. He started with a thank you for everyone’s commitment and for the progress that has been made even though the Covid-19 crisis has imposed difficulties for almost all involved.


EHRI Is Looking for Micro-Archives


We invite you to become part of the EHRI network by integrating your micro-archival collection into our portal. Together, we can develop and apply strategies to safeguard your collection(s) for future generations and make them accessible to researchers and the public at large.

The sources that provide information on the Holocaust are diverse and geographically dispersed. Combined, all these collections – regardless of their scope and accessibility – are necessary to form a more complete picture. Whether a diary is located in a box in the attic of a small initiative or in the vast archives of an established institution is irrelevant: all sorts of objects and documents shed light not only on the Holocaust at large, but also on single events and personal stories.

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Digitization | Science History Institute Receives CLIR Grant to Digitize Papers of Georg and Max Bredig


Collection Smuggled Out of Nazi Germany Tells Story of Noted German Jewish Scientist’s Rise to Prominence and His Family’s Struggle to Survive the Holocaust


The Science History Institute has been awarded a $198,454 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) for the project Science and Survival: Digitizing the Papers of Georg and Max Bredig. The Institute’s project was one of only 16 selected from a pool of 151 applicants for CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Collections grant program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Call for Papers (Online Conference) | Space in Holocaust Memory and Representation, University of Northumbria, UK


19-21 November 2021, Institute of Humanities, University of Northumbria, UK

Deadline 31 May 2021

Keynote speakers: Professor Karen Frostig (Lesley University, USA), Professor Roma Sendyka (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Haifa University Conference

Online Conference | Witnessing Presence and Absence in Genocidal Testimony


The Strochlitz Institute for Holocaust Research at the University of Haifa invites you to an international online conference.

May 13, 2021 | 4:00-7:30 p.m. (Israel time)


It will be an Online (Zoom) Conference. The Zoom link will be sent 24 hours prior to the conference.

The discussions will be held in English. Abstracts will be available closer to the date (sent by email).