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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“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.

Online Conference

Online Conference | "…the news came like a bolt from the blue." 80th Anniversary of Sealing Off the Warsaw Ghetto


EHRI partners, the Polish Center for Holocaust Research and the Jewish Historical Institute, both located in Warsaw, together with the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN organise an Academic Conference "…the news came like a bolt from the blue." 80th Anniversary of Sealing Off the Warsaw Ghetto on November 16th, 10.00 AM (CET).

On 16 November 1940, armed guards appeared in the streets leading to the „Jewish residential district” established by the Germans in Warsaw. This symbolic date marks the creation of the largest Jewish ghetto in Nazi-occupied Europe. The 80th anniversary of the event has given rise to the idea of organizing an academic conference.

Kick Off EHRI 3

EHRI Gathers on Zoom to Kick Off Its Third Project Phase with Many New Plans


In November this year, the EHRI project will be 10 years old. For the first time in its existence, the Kick-Off meeting of a new phase was not an actual gathering of people but an online event. However, as Director of Archives at Yad Vashem and EHRI veteran, Haim Gertner, said: We are used to working from afar yet still close together, and this was visible during the Zoom event.