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Job Offer EHRI Partner Austria | Project Coordinator EHRI-IP at VWI


The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) invites applications for the position of a Project Coordinator at the earliest possible starting date. Application deadline: 7 January 2024.

Job Description

The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) is looking for a Project Coordinator to perform duties across the EHRI-IP project.

EHRI Keeps on Evolving: A Look Back on 2023 and Our Ambitious Plans for 2024


Dear readers,

2023 turned out to be a busy, at times challenging, but ultimately successful year for EHRI. Thanks to the continued dedication and hard work of the whole consortium, we reached several important milestones.

The good progress is all the more remarkable given that the consortium had to operate in difficult circumstances. The Hamas-led attack on Israel on October 7 and the subsequent war in Gaza have been difficult to absorb. They have had and continue to have, a devastating impact on the lives of colleagues working in Israel. Our Ukrainian partner – the Centre for Urban History in Lviv – still finds itself in a situation of war launched by Russia’s armed forces. Yet the Israeli and Ukrainian role in EHRI has not lessened. May the resilience and resourcefulness of all EHRI colleagues who are directly affected by war and conflict, and their continued dedication to EHRI, inspire us all.

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EHRI Podcast | Gita's Notes for Survival


On 14 December 2023, EHRI released the last episode of its second EHRI podcast season, Gita’s Notes for Survival. The publication of this sixth episode coincided with the seventh day of Hanukkah, when people of Jewish faith across the world light the seventh candle on the menorah. 

On 15 December, all eight candles of the menorah were lit, their flames symbolizing courage, strength and hope. This is also the essence of Gita’s story of survival and that of the Lithuanian ghettos, Vilnius and Kovno, who succeeded in preserving their rich cultural dynamics and heritage during the Holocaust. 

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New EHRI Online Edition: Postwar “Documentation Campaign” in Prague


“We are leaving Theresienstadt. 5000 men are crowded together in the train. Bauschowitz sinks behind them. The dream of being able to stay together with the family is over. They are going, everyone feels, into the unknown. Squeezed in between rucksacks, suitcases and all sorts of luggage, they begin the recurring debate: where to?”

This is how Holocaust survivor Otto Kalwo described his experience with deportation from the Terezín Ghetto to Auschwitz-Birkenau immediately after his liberation. He submitted his testimony within the framework of the so-called “Documentation Campaign” in Prague (Dokumentační akce), one of the earliest postwar projects to document the events of the Shoah, collecting evidence, documents, and witness testimonies. Most protocols were compiled in 1945 and 1946 in either Czech or German language.

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EHRI Partner Belgium | Official report on the National Railway Company in Belgium and the Deportations


On 8 December 2023, head of the Belgian Study Centre War and Contemporary Society (CegeSoma/State Archives in Belgium) Nico Wouters presented the final report on the role of the Belgian Railway society (NMBS/SNCB) in deportations carried out during  WW2 in Belgium. The research was commissioned by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mobility Georges Gilkinet and the Belgian Senate, and carried out between August 2022 and November 2023.

The research presents a broader war history of the Belgian National Railway Company to put the deportations in its historic context, but also to compensate for the problematic lack of archival sources. The report confirmed that the deportation trains were executed by the Belgian Railway Company.

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Fellowship Call JDC Archives for 2024


The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2024 fellowship program. In 2024, three to six fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives.

Workshop on the History and Memor of NS Camps and Killing Sites

Call for Papers and Participants | 27th Workshop on the History and Memory of National Socialist Camps and Killing Sites


Proximities & Gaze

October 28 - November 3, 2024 | Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands | Organized in partnership with the Department of Political History at Utrecht University and the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Leicester | Deadline for applications: 25 January 2024


Call for Applications CLARIN-EHRI Workshop | "Natural Language Processing Meets Holocaust Archives"


Hands-on Workshop CLARIN & EHRI | Call for applicants

March 27-28, 2024 | Location: Prague, Czech Republic | Deadline: 15 January 2024

Language is central to the study of the Holocaust. The documentation of the genocide of Jews and Roma, building on war-time clandestine efforts, has grown since the liberation and today includes large corpora of testimonies, trial proceedings, letters and diaries, government documents, files of aid organisations and much more.

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EHRI-AT Conference | "Holocaust Literature and Ego Documents"


On 11-12 December 2023, the second EHRI-AT Conference will take place at the University of Graz. Holocaust Literature and Ego Documents is a conference of the Center for Jewish Studies in cooperation with the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies as part of EHRI in Austria or EHRI-AT.

The call for this conference is closed, but it is possible to follow the event via Zoom. To take part in the conference via Zoom, please register at:

Call for Papers UU and NWO Seminar Local Dynamics

Call for Papers NWO/UU Seminar in Utrecht | "Local Dynamics and the Holocaust"


June 10-11, 2024 | Location: Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2024 

First international seminar of the NWO project The Holocaust in “the Provinces”: Local Dynamics in the Nazi-Occupied Netherlands (1925-1950)

The Holocaust is one of the best researched major episodes of mass destruction in modern Western history. Whereas the scholarship initially merely focused on German policy makers and decision takers, perceiving the Holocaust as a story of Nazi perpetrators and Jewish victims, today there is general agreement that the genocide should (also) be studied in its local, communal embedding.