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EHRI Job Offer in Vienna | VWI Is Looking for an Archivist with Digital Expertise


Starting immediately, 30 hours/week | Limited until 30 September 2024

Application deadline: 6 November 2022

EHRI is a multinational consortium aiming to develop a sustainable, state-of-the-art research infrastructure for European Holocaust research, while working to integrate and link up the repositories and expertise of archives, libraries, museums, memorials, and research institutions holding Holocaust-related sources. EHRI is implemented at the international level through several Horizon 2020 projects and in Austria at the national level through EHRI-AT, a third project funded by the BMBWF (The Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research).

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Online Seminar | Dream Sequences in War Films


We would like to invite you to the online seminar "Dream sequences in war films". The event is part of the public program on documenting the experience of violence and warfare "Source as a choice," organized by our partner the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv, in cooperation with EHRI.

During the seminar, Dr. Billy Glew will discuss dream sequences and how they allow filmmakers to convey a rich variety of emotions and narrative information to the audience which can otherwise be difficult to express.

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EHRI Seminar Held Online from Lviv | "Documenting the War. Past and Present"


On October 3-7, 2022, the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe co-organized the EHRI online seminar "Documenting the War. Past and Present". Initially, the seminar was designed to focus on the history of the Lviv ghetto and public outreach approaches using digital mapping and storytelling tools. However, because of the new realities in Ukraine after the full-scale Russian invasion on February 24, 2022, we decided to change its framework. The seminar focused on the challenges of documenting, researching and teaching the history of the Holocaust and World War II against the background of living, witnessing, and documenting the Russian war against Ukraine.

EHRI Podcast For the Living and the Dead

New Release EHRI Podcast Episode | A Petition on a Postcard


Release date: 13 October 2022 More about the Podcast Series For the Living and the Dead. Traces of the Holocaust

In this podcast episode, we present the story of two Romanian boys, Sorel and Marcu Rozen, and a simple postcard. The Rozen family, made up of a grandmother, parents and two children, were deported from Dorohoi (a town in Northern Romania) in October 1941 to the Ghetto of Shargorod in Transnistria (now a Russian occupied part of Moldavia). Marcu and Sorel were 11 and 5 years old.

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New EHRI Document Blog | My Experience of Studying the Holocaust, by Ukrainian Scholar Alexander Kruglov


This new EHRI blogpost “My Experience of Studying the Holocaust” by pioneering scholar in the field of Holocaust Studies in Ukraine, Alexander Kruglov, explores first attempts and further developments in Holocaust research in Ukraine. It gives a concise overview of historiography, of the availability of the archival sources and about the publication process. This post uncovers the challenges of an East European scholar in Holocaust research and the extensive turn in this field in Ukraine after 1991. 

Warsaw Conference

Call for Papers | International Conference "European Jews Facing the Imminence of the Holocaust"


Conference date: 23-25 April, 2023 (Sunday-Tuesday) | Location: POLIN Museum, Warsaw, Poland | Applications in English until 27 November, 2022.


The conference’s aim is to identify and describe the Jewish experience of life amidst the imminent threat of destruction during the Holocaust. The conference marks the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Podcast For the Living and the Dead. Traces of the Holocaust

EHRI Podcast Series | For the Living and the Dead. Traces of the Holocaust


Listen to the Trailer of For the Living and the Dead. Traces of the Holocaust.

A Typewriter in Transit is the first episode of a brand new EHRI Podcast series, called For the Living and the Dead. Traces of the Holocaust. In each episode of For the Living and the Dead, a Holocaust researcher talks about an object, now often in a museum, that tells a very personal story about the Holocaust. The first season of the EHRI Podcast has six episodes and features a teddy bear, mica-flakes, a postcard, gramophone discs, a magazine cover and the typewriter. The unique stories come from all over Europe – the Holocaust being a continent-wide phenomenon – ranging from Belgium to Ukraine, from Romania to Italy.

Kyiv Wartime

Learn More | What Happened at Ukraine's Babyn Yar on 29 and 30 September 1941?


Would you like to know more about the tragedy that occurred at Babyn Yar on 29 and 30 September 81 years ago? You can read more in the Chapter "German Mass Shootings" from the EHRI Online Course in Holocaust Studies' topic Holocaust in Ukraine. The chapter contains photos of Babyn Yar and Kyiv taken not long after the massacre. 

Karel Berkhoff also talks about Babyn Yar in a podcast by EHRI partner Yad Vashem, where he relates the unimaginable story of Dina Pronicheva, one of the very few to survivors of the horrific event. You can listen to it here What Happened at Babi Yar?

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First EHRI Podcast | A Typewriter in Transit - What Happened at Babyn Yar?


Featured guest: Karel Berkhoff, Senior Researcher at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Co-Project Director EHRI. Listen to the Podcast.

This book contains nothing but the truth.

Whenever I used to tell parts of the story to people they would always, without exception, declare that I ought to turn it all into a book.

 [I have in fact been writing that book for many long years. What might be called the first version was written when I was only fourteen. In those days, when I was just a hungry, frightened little boy, I used to write down in a thick, home-made notebook everything I saw and heard and knew about Babi Yar as soon as it happened. I had no idea why I was doing it, it seemed to me to be something I had to do, so that nothing should be forgotten.’

These are the first haunting lines of Babi Yar. A Document in the Form of a Novel, by A. Anatoli (Anatoly Kuznetsov), published for the first time, in a heavily censored version, in 1966 in the Soviet Union.

Ukraine War Museum

Ukraine’s War Museum during the Russian Aggression


On 29 and 30 September, the massacre at Babyn Yar (Babi Yar in Russian), near Kyiv, Ukraine, took place. In our first podcast episode, Typewriter in Transit, we tell part of the story of Babyn Yar and talk about an important writer on the subject, Anatoly Kuznetsov. The podcast features Kuznetsov's typewriter, now in the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, and while making the podcast, we were kindly assisted by curator Oleksandr Pasternak. For EHRI, he has written an article about his museum during wartime.

The National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War is one of the largest museums in Ukraine and Europe. For more than 40 years, it has been a leading research, educational and cultural center that preserves the memory of the largest military conflict in human history.