EHRI has a fellowship programme (read more about the programme >> ). Between 2010-2014, every year twelve researchers were invited to stay for a period of four weeks to two months at an EHRI partner institute. The call for applications for 2012 was issued in the summer of 2011 and circulated widely. Overall 75 applicants from 22 countries applied for an EHRI fellowship.
Last January over sixty people working for EHRI gathered in Israel for a series of meetings to discuss our initial results. EHRI partner Yad Vashem organized the event, and was host to the 19 partner organisations involved.
Gathering the Voices is a good example of the many projects, big and small, and in various countries, that still contribute to our knowledge of the Holocaust and its impact. In the end EHRI hopes to connect all this material and to create the best environment for Holocaust research.
e-Newsletter for Experts in Holocaust Documentation
The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure has published its first issue of the e-Newsletter for Experts in Holocaust Documentation. The aim of this annual online newsletter is to share and disseminate knowledge and new insights, and to organize a continuous exchange of knowledge and views between experts in methodological fields of Holocaust research.
The PROMISE VIGILS – Remembering the First Transport of Women into Auschwitz
Seventy years ago, on 26TH MARCH 1942, the first transport of Jews arrived in Auschwitz. They were young women between the ages of 16 and 22 and numbered from 1000—1999. However, if you look in the history books, there is hardly any mention of that first transport, nor recognition that the first transport was young women whose internment inaugurated what would be the most despicable death camp in history.
USHMM and Ancestry.com help to find information about lost relatives
Sol Finkelstein had no idea what happened to his father. In 1945, just days before liberation at Mauthausen concentration camp, Sol and his father were separated, and Sol never saw him again. Recently Sol's family contacted the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in hopes of finding more information about his father. The Museum discovered the date and place of Sol's fathers death.