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Jewish Contribution to the Italian Resistance

EHRI Partner | New Website on the Jewish Contribution to the Italian Resistance

13/04/2022

On April 25, 2022, the anniversary of the Liberation of Italy, EHRI partner in Milan, Fondazione CDEC presented new research on the Jewish contribution to the Italian Resistance.

A new website will allow the visitor to consult data related to the research work carried out by Liliana Picciotto, Head of Historical Research at Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea CDEC, with the support of a group of researchers and documentalists. The first part of the project is dedicated to central Italy and specifically to the regions of Campania, Lazio and Tuscany. In the near future, the research will be extended to all other regions that were occupied by Nazi Germany during 1943-1945.

Connected Histories

Register for the First EHRI-AT conference | "Connected Histories. Memories and Narratives of the Holocaust in Digital Space"

05/04/2022

23-24 May 2022 | Bruno Kreisky Forum, Vienna, Austria

From May 23 to May 24 2022, EHRI Partner the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, together with the Department of Contemporary History at the University of Innsbruck, is hosting the first EHRI-AT Conference. It will be dedicated to "Connected Histories. Memories and Narratives of the Holocaust in Digital Space". The programme is now online. We would kindly like to invite you to attend the conference and register here. Please feel free to share the invitation amongst your networks. The conference languages will be German and English.

IHRA Guidelines

Guidelines for Identifying Relevant Documentation for Holocaust Research, Education and Remembrance

31/03/2022

Access to Holocaust-related material helps societies deal openly and accurately with the past. The European Holocaust Reseach Infrastructure overcomes the fragmentation of archival material  by connecting sources, institutions and people. The EHRI Portal enables online access to information about Holocaust sources, no matter where they are located, and EHRI's extensive programme of networking and training brings people together. But finding the right source is not the only obstacle in the way of access to archives. To help archives and researchers, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) has published Guidelines for Identifying Relevant Documentation for Holocaust Research, Education and Remembrance. EHRI supports this important tool. 

Fighting Antisemitism

EHRI Partner The Wiener Holocaust Library | New Exhibition: Fighting Antisemitism from Dreyfus to Today

28/03/2022

In light of the rise of reported antisemitic rhetoric and violence, EHRI's partner in the UK, The Wiener Holocaust Library launches an important new exhibition, Fighting Antisemitism from Dreyfus to Today. The exhibition will explore the individuals, organisations and campaigns that have fought back against antisemitism in France, Britain and Germany since the time of the Dreyfus Affair.

Conference 80 years after Aktion Reinhard

Call for Papers from EHRI Partner | Conference: 80 Years after "Aktion Reinhard" (1942-1943)

21/03/2022

SOCIAL RESPONSES AND COMMEMORATION | 21-22 September 2022, Warsaw, Poland

EHRI partner, the Emmanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute invites proposals  for the international conference 80 Years after "Aktion Reinhard" (1942-1943): Social Responses and Commemoration, which will be held on 21-22 September 2022 in Warsaw, in cooperation with the Warsaw Ghetto Museum and the State Museum at Majdanek

Aktion Reinhardt

In the spring of 1942, the Germans – under the codename Aktion Reinhardt – began to exterminate Polish Jews in the General Government district of German-occupied Poland. The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest World War II ghetto in German-occupied Europe. The largest number of Jews was transported to the Treblinka death camp between 22 July and Yom Kippur (21 September) 1942. For eight weeks, the rail shipments of Jews to Treblinka went on without stopping. By November 1943, when the Treblinka death camp was closed, more than 1,5 million Jews from Poland and other European countries were murdered in the so-called Aktion Reinhard.

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Call for Papers | International Conference: Life Behind Fences

17/03/2022

Artistic Production and Coping Mechanisms in Ghettos and Camps During the Second World War

Trieste (Italy), 23-25 November 2022

The Viktor Ullmann Festival and the Department of Humanities of the University of Trieste, in collaboration with the Museum of the Jewish Community of Trieste “Carlo and Vera Wagner”, are pleased to announce the International Conference Life Behind Fences (LBF 2022), which will take place from 23 to 25 November 2022 in Trieste, Italy.

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New EHRI Document Blog | Methodological Nationalism in History Writing. Missing Locals of Slovakia

15/03/2022

 

This new EHRI Document Blog post, written by  Hana Kubátová and Monika Vrzgulová, takes a closer look at a taped interview with a Holocaust survivor from a small town in eastern Slovakia. This interview has a restricted access in Slovakia. The post follows the life story of the survivor and asks the questions:

What propelled the interviewee to forbid access to his testimony strictly in the country in which he was born?

What does locally controlled access tell us about the experience, but also the environment of a Holocaust witness?

And how do scholars integrate a story that is missing, and even more so, one that is restricted?

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IHRA Find Your Answers

IHRA Panel Discussion and Launch Event | Find Your Answers. Advancing Access to Holocaust-Related Material

08/03/2022

Join the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) on 23 March 2022 from 16:00 – 17:00 CET for a Zoom Webinar launching the recently adopted IHRA Guidelines for Identifying Relevant Documentation for Holocaust Research, Education and Remembrance.

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Join the EHRI Webinar 23 March on Zoom | Social Networks and Surviving the Holocaust

08/03/2022

Join the first EHRI Webinar on Zoom

Wednesday 23 March 2022, 03:00 PM CET

EHRI invites you to join our first webinar Social Networks and Surviving the Holocaust. This webinar will be presented by Štěpán Jurajda, Mellon Endowment Professor with Tenure at the Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI) in Prague, Czech Republic. In cooperation with Matěj Bělín (CERGE-EI) and Tomáš Jelínek (Moravian Business College Olomouc) he performs statistical research on a social Holocaust-related topic.

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Survivor testimonies link survival in deadly POW camps, Gulags, and Nazi concentration camps to the formation of close friendships with other prisoners. Jurajda, Bělín and Jelínek provide statistical evidence on the importance of the availability of social linkages for the survival of the 140,000 Jews who entered the Theresienstadt ghetto.

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Statement | EHRI Condemns Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

28/02/2022

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) strongly condemns the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and is gravely concerned about its impact on civilians, not to mention other living beings and the land. As a research infrastructure devoted to the study of genocide and war, we are shocked that an unprovoked and inexcusable attack on a sovereign country is possible in Europe in the 21st century. If only because of our own research, we are sensitive to the death toll, violence and trauma brought about by this war.

EHRI is both a digital infrastructure and a transnational human network of experts. In view of the danger to Ukraine’s Holocaust researchers and their families, we strongly encourage them to let us know about their current situation and needs, no matter if they are in Ukraine or if they seek refuge abroad. We at EHRI will share this information within our professional network and will mediate contacts and offers of aid.

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