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EHRI Survey | Please Give Us Your Opinion on Our Services

21/01/2021

Over the years EHRI has developed a broad range of services which have been delivered to a growing number of users of different backgrounds and disciplines. These services include those accessible online such as the EHRI Portal, the Documents Blog, The Online Editions, and Online Courses. In addition, various training services have been provided, and include a Fellowship Programme, workshops, seminars and conferences.

As we prepare to transform the EHRI project into a permanent research infrastructure, we aim to assess whether the existing  EHRI services fulfill the current and future needs of EHRI’s user community. For this purpose, we have prepared a survey intended for current and potential future users of various EHRI services. The “EHRI Survey: User, Access and Training Strategies” has been prepared on an online platform through SurveyMonkey. The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to fill out.

Holocaust Memorial Day Events 2021

Partners | Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

18/01/2021

In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated 27 January as the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, the day upon which every year the world would mark and remember the Holocaust and its victims. On 27 January 1945, the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp complex was liberated.

Holocaust Memorial Day or Holocaust Remembrance Day is worldwide marked by local, national and international events.

The majority of EHRI's partners also organise events on or around 27 January to commemorate the Holocaust, to learn and to never forget. Several of the events organised by our partners are listed below. Given the COVID-19 situation, most of them are online. This list is updated until 27 January.

New website Holocaust journal

EHRI Partner | New Website and Issue "Holocaust. Studies and Materials" of Polish Center for Holocaust Research

17/12/2020

EHRI partner, the Polish Center for Holocaust Research presents a new website version of their annual journal Holocaust. Studies and Materials (Zagłada Żydów. Studia i Materiały). The website is integrated with Open Journal Systems and provides full editorial support - from submission, through reviews, editorial work, to publication of the article.

EHRI blog by Simo Muir

EHRI Blog | Parcels from Axis-allied Finland to the Ghettos of Nazi Occupied Poland

15/12/2020

This new EHRI Document Blog post by Simo Muir describes the unknown story of parcel-sending campaigns led by Jewish families in Finland to the ghettos in Nazi-occupied Poland. By looking at the private parcel campaigns of the Blaugrund family, the post shows the significant impact that these parcels - containing used clothes, money and food - had on the lives of family members in ghettos, labour camps and in hiding.

Yad Vashem Ready 2Print Exhibition

EHRI Partner | Yad Vashem's ready2print Exhibitions for Local Production

01/12/2020

Longstanding EHRI Partner Yad Vashem has created several ready2print exhibitions. The ready2print exhibitions are sophisticated, versatile and affordable, offering a comprehensive overview of various aspects of Holocaust history, and suitable for display in schools, universities, churches, libraries, archives and community centers over the world.

JDC Archives

Fellowship Call 2021 | JDC Archives

30/11/2020

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2021 fellowship program. In 2021, seven fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem.

EHRI 10 years

10 years of EHRI

19/11/2020

By EHRI Directors, Karel Berkhoff and Reto Speck

The first EHRI project was officially launched at a kick-off event in Brussels on 16 November 2010. This means it is EHRI’s 10th birthday this week, and we thought this would be a fitting occasion to reflect on the project’s results and achievements, to stress its continuing relevance and to look forward to its future.

Launch event EHRI 2010

EHRI 10 Years in 11 Photos

18/11/2020

We have gathered some of EHRI's most memorable moments from the past decade in photo's, one from each year, starting in 2010. The last, eleventh picture was taken only two months ago and shows the Kick-Off meeting of EHRI's third project phase.

Katharina von Schnurbein at EHRI Conference

EHRI 10 Years | Statements

17/11/2020

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure celebrates its 10 year anniversary in November 2020, a remarkable achievement for a project that started with a lifespan of 4 years - and that is now growing into a permanent infrastructure. To mark the occasion, we have asked some prominent people who have been involved with EHRI and supported the project over the last decade for a statement on EHRI and/or Holocaust Studies.

New EHRI Document Blog | Rescue and Parenting through Correspondence

05/11/2020

“I give you my treasure. I beg you – you are also a mother – to save my child. God will repay you for everything, and I will too (…). My child will bring you luck, you will see. I beg you, yourself a mother, to have mercy on my child (…).”

Thus begins a desperate plea of a Jewish mother, Eda Kunstler, to a Catholic mother, Zofia Sendler. Eda searched for a way to save her infant daughter Anita from the Kraków ghetto in German-occupied Poland. The letter written in 1943 testifies to the desperation that Eda faced and illuminates the shreds of agency that she strove to exercise as a mother. More broadly, Eda’s note demonstrates the impossible choices that parents were forced to make in an effort to try to assure their children’s survival during the Holocaust.

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