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Veerle and Herminio at the PMB meeting in Jerusalem

"If this Portal could talk..."| EHRI's Veerle and Herminio Talk About Data Identification and Integration


The EHRI Portal offers access to information on Holocaust-related archival material held in institutions across Europe and beyond. It is one of the main achievements of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure. The EHRI Portal, an ever growing resource, now enables you to browse 418,164 archival descriptions in 807 institutions. It also has information on 2,234 archival institutions in 60 countries. 63 national reports provide an overview of the Second World War and Holocaust history as well as of the archival situation in the covered countries. It makes it hard to believe that this all started in 2010 with an Excel spreadsheet. Veerle Vanden Daelen and Herminio García-González are leading on data identification and integration into the EHRI Portal. Time to ask them how this works.

General Partner Meeting Jerusalem 2023

EHRI-3 General Partner Meeting in Jerusalem | The Only Commitment Should Be to the Facts


EHRI-3 General Partner Meeting | 30 May-1 June 2023, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel

Eleven years after the first ever big EHRI General Partner Meeting was held at Yad Vashem in Israel, the EHRI-3 project returned for another gathering of representatives of today’s 27 partner institutions. Around fifty people assembled at the Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies and were welcomed by co-Project Director Karel Berkhoff and a speech given by Dani Dayan, Chairman of Yad Vashem.

Ego Documents

CALL EHRI-AT | Holocaust Literature and Ego Documents


A conference of the Center for Jewish Studies of Graz University in cooperation with the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies in the framework of EHRI-AT

December 11-12, 2023 | Graz, Austria | Deadline for submissions: 15 July 2023

Writing about the Holocaust has been shaped from the beginning by considerations of form, of the limits of language and the medium itself, and of the (im)possibilities of transmitting knowledge to future generations.

Dataset of Concentration Camps from EHRI Geospatial Repository

EHRI Launches its Geospatial Repository


Have you ever needed to build a map of ghettos or camps for your research project? Analyse distances between them or trajectories walked by prisoners? Share your datasets with others in a reusable way?

The new EHRI Geospatial Repository aims to help researchers with these and similar challenges.

By providing access to data about Holocaust-related places and spaces, the EHRI Geospatial Repository facilitates research driven by spatial and geographic approaches. It builds on the spatial turn in the field of Holocaust Studies: Over the past years, the research in Holocaust geographies, as conducted by the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative and others, advanced new perspectives and methods. Thinking through place and space helps to formulate new questions and research projects.

EHRI Conference Foundations for the Future

Foundations for the Future: Towards a Permanent EHRI Organisation


EHRI Conference, 23 May 2023, Amsterdam

"It is time that Europe takes responsibility for the Holocaust"

The EHRI Conference Foundations for the Future, that took place in Amsterdam on 23 May, started with an impressive show of support. Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) Robbert Dijkgraaf, and Dutch State Secretary for Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Maarten van Ooijen, Christian Ehler, Member of the European Parliament and Marileen Dogterom, President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) had each recorded short video messages in which they addressed the audience and spoke of the need for a permanent European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), while congratulating the project for paving the way towards this goal.

Watch here all 4 Video Messages for EHRI

IHRA Grant Call

IHRA Grant Call Open for Projects


Is your organization working on innovative ways to secure the future of Holocaust remembrance? 

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) has re-opened its grant program on 19 June 2023 and invites organizations to apply with projects that safeguard the record of the Holocaust and the genocide of the Roma, or counter distortion.

EHRI Blogpost Hieromonk Ioan (Peters), 1930s

New Blogpost: The Rescue of Jews by Monks and Nuns of the Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine


The Rescue of Jews by Monks and Nuns of the Greek Catholic Church: The State and Prospects of Research

The latest EHRI Document Blogpost introduces the rescue activities of Jews by members of the Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine during World War II.

Online Editions Nisko Deportations

New Online Edition: “From Vienna to Nowhere: The Nisko Deportations 1939”


By Wolfgang Schellenbacher (Vienna Wiesenthal Institute)

The Documentation Archive of the Austrian Resistance (DÖW) is pleased to have created a new online edition to add to the growing number of innovative digital EHRI Editions. The online document edition From Vienna to Nowhere: The Nisko Deportations 1939brings together documents from the Archives of the Jewish Community in Vienna (IKG), the DÖW, the Arolsen Archives, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Vienna Regional Court. The edition (which is in German) will continue to be expanded upon and updated with new documents, using the innovative digital presentation tool of the Online Document Edition to assist scholars in further researching the Vienna transports to Nisko and the fate of these Viennese Jews deported to Eastern Poland - and serve as a foundation for new research questions. 

Document Blog Oyneg Shabes archives

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.

JewishGen Homepage

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.