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New EHRI Blogpost | Pinus Rubinstein’s Diary of the War and the Holocaust in Cernăuți


Exploring Lived Experiences

Pinus Rubinstein, a barber who lived in the city of Cernăuți (Chernivtsi, now in Ukraine), kept his diary for most of his adult life from 1900 to 1949. In three handwritten notebooks, amounting to hundreds of pages, Rubinstein recorded a unique long-term personal experience with life in then-Romania, including the political radicalisation in the late 1930s.

EHRI Austria

Austria Has First Official Founding National Consortium: EHRI-AT


Austria Strengthens International Research into the Holocaust with a National Consortium

Since 2010, EHRI's central task has been to enable and support transnational research into the Holocaust. With the official founding of EHRI-AT in February 2024, Austrian Holocaust research has taken an important step towards the creation of a permanent European research infrastructure.

Old Town Riga

Call for Applications EHRI Partner | International Conference on Jewish Life in the Baltic Region


Jewish Life in the Baltic Region Before, During, and After the Holocaust | 2-5 September 2024 | Riga, Latvia

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Latvia, and the Museum “Jews in Latvia” are pleased to invite applications for an international conference entitled, "Jewish Life in the Baltic Region Before, During, and After the Holocaust." The conference is scheduled for September 2-5, 2024, in Riga, Latvia.

Workshop on Micro Archives in Austria

EHRI and Micro-Archives in Austria


By Florine Miez and Fabio Rovigo, Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)

The full-day workshop "EHRI and Micro-Archives in Austria" took place at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies on 4 March 2024.

The Institute presented EHRI's plans to improve support for micro-archives and invited Austrian micro-archive owners and experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges of collaboration.In the keynote speech by Franziska Schubert (Arolsen Archives), the importance of EHRI and its projects for micro-archives was explained.

EHRI-IP Kick Off meeting

EHRI Implementation Phase Kick-Off in Amsterdam | Last Steps Towards a Permanent Organisation


Step 1 Application to Become an ERIC Approved

On 27 February 2024, the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) started its Implementation Phase (IP) project, which will lead EHRI to  become a permanent organisation for the support of Holocaust research in Europe.

EHRI Seminar on Holocaust Memory in Romania

Review | EHRI Seminar on Research, Resources and Holocaust Memory in Romania


The EHRI Seminar Recent Research, Resources and Holocaust Memory in Romania held in Bucharest, February 20-22, 2024, was organized by the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania with the support of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Ten participants from Europe and the United States, including master's and PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, museum professionals, and educators, attended the seminar.

Yiddish Early Holocaust Testimony

New Yiddish Documents Added to the EHRI Online Edition "Early Holocaust Testimony"


Last month, EHRI has launched a new series of survivors’ testimonies recorded before 1960. The second EHRI Online Edition, the Early Holocaust Testimony, has been expanded by these unique documents written in the Yiddish language. Users can follow both versions – the nowadays rarely used and studied Yiddish original and the English translation – to explore the early memories of the Holocaust across Europe, like in this testimony of a 15-year-old Jewish boy describing the German invasion of Wyszków:

EHRI Austria Conference

Second EHRI-AT Conference in Graz on Holocaust Literature and Ego-Documents


Organised by Centrum für Jüdische Studien, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz; Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien (VWI) | 11-12 December 2023 | Graz Austria

by Florine Miez, Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien

From the beginning, writing about the Holocaust has been shaped by considerations of form, questions of different media and genres as well as the limits of language. This second EHRI-AT Conference brought together debates about ego-documents and reflections on Holocaust literature and asked about the challenges that these different texts/materials pose for archives, edition projects as well as in the field of Holocaust education.

The Shoah Memorial, Milan

Call for Papers UK Conference | The 'Holocaust by Bullets' in Literature, Film and Visual Art


Date: 18 September 2024 - 19 September 2024, 10:00AM - 6:00PM GMT | Location: Bedford Room, G37, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London, UK | Deadline: 22 March 2024

Bestselling novels such as Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated (2002, film adaptation 2005), Jonathan Littell’s Les Bienveillantes (2006, The Kindly Ones, 2009) and Katja Petrowskaja’s Vielleicht Esther (2014, Maybe Esther, 2018) have increased public and scholarly discussion of Holocaust mass shootings and their remembrance, yet remain notable exceptions to an overall scarcity of representations of these atrocities. For the most part, literary, cinematic and artistic depictions of mass shootings have been belated, schematic and often at the margins of works dealing with other themes or with other facets of the Holocaust. While specific events, such as the Babi Jar massacre of September 1941, have found their place in memory and art, many more events are still being recovered for commemoration. 

Jonathan Mathews Online Lecture

Online Lecture | Methodological Challenges of Photography Collections and Cataloguing


with Jonathan Matthews, former Head of Yad Vashem's Photo Archives

April 9th, 2024 at 2:30 - 3:30 PM CET

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) and partner Yad Vashem invite you to a unique online lecture, which will discuss and dissect ongoing and new issues within the world of Holocaust photography collections. 

The lecture is aimed at (photo) archivists, historians or researchers working with photographs.