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Despite the upheaval caused by Covid-19, EHRI’s two projects have advanced well over the past year. A lot of credit for maintaining the momentum in both EHRI-Preparatory Phase and EHRI-3 is due to the dedication of all involved. We give special thanks to colleagues who began working for EHRI shortly before, or even during lockdowns.

EHRI will remain very active in 2021. We look forward, for example, to the inaugural meeting of EHRI’s Board of Governmental Representatives - a committee of distinguished representatives from national ministries and funding bodies that will play a key role in developing the permanent EHRI organisation. In EHRI as elsewhere, the repetitive lockdowns have stimulated a can-do approach to activities that ordinarily would involve travel. Most prominent at this moment is our call for applications to the Conny Kristel Fellowships, which offer international access to an unprecedented range of key archives and collections, as well as to archival and digital humanities expertise. If possible and needed, remote access is now part of the equation. We also wish to highlight our Document Blog, our ever-growing podium for brief, innovative interpretations and presentations of vivid primary sources.

On 27 January, EHRI, and its partners will mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Recent events and developments show that this day more important than ever. To truly honour the victims of the Holocaust, all of us need to redouble our efforts to erect barriers against the rapid spread of hate speech, lies and misinformation, and to push back against the rising tide of antisemitism, racism and xenophobia. By providing access to reliable and properly contextualised sources from across the world, and by supporting new research into the origins, mechanics and legacy of the Holocaust, EHRI critically contributes to this mission.

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Some Good News in Uncertain Times

Due to the coronavirus crisis most of you will by now be living and working under difficult circumstances in a state of more or less severe lockdown. Our first concern is for your health and safety.

EHRI has always been as much about connecting collections as about connecting people. Now that we all have to stay in, EHRI continues to offer its many online services and resources. If your private and professional circumstances allow it, you can still do your research on the EHRI Portal to Holocaust Sources, read the latest online edition on Early Holocaust Testimony, catch up on all the EHRI blog posts, or start the Online Course in Holocaust Studies.

Last but not least, in the midst of these uncertain times, EHRI received some good news that we wanted to share with you and you can read in this newsletter.

Call for applications: Research Workshop 'New Findings on Poland and Its Neighbors: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of the Holocaust'

Call for applications

Research Workshop: 'New Findings on Poland and Its Neighbors: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of the Holocaust'
Monday-Friday, July 29 – August 2, 2019
Applications deadline: March 15, 2019


Call for Applications: EHRI Seminar on Reference Services, at Yad Vashem THIS CALL HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2016

Reference Services: New Methods of Utilizing Holocaust Documentation and Resources
27-31 March 2016 l Location: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel

This seminar is organized in the framework of EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure)

We would like to invite those working in Reference Services with Holocaust Documentation to submit their application for the international EHRI seminar on Reference Services: New Methods of Utilizing Holocaust Documentation and Resources to be held at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, March 27-31, 2016.


JDC Archives Fellowships

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is pleased to present its Fellowship program. Two or three fellowships will be awarded each year to deserving scholars engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or Jerusalem. Research topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, general history, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections.


2016 Sharon Abramson Research Grant competition

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University is pleased to announce the 2016 Sharon Abramson Research Grant competition. Five grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to support research related to the Holocaust of European Jewry. Graduate students in Ph.D. programs who have completed their qualifying exams and university/college faculty (at all levels), who teach about the Holocaust are eligible for this grant.


Join EHRI’s User Feedback Group!

EHRI is looking for Holocaust researchers, digital humanists and archivists

EHRI started its second phase in May 2015. In this new phase EHRI will sustain and expand its current work. More Holocaust institutions will be invited to participate and connect their collections in the EHRI portal, and new research tools will be implemented. These goals can only be reached in close cooperation with Holocaust researchers, digital humanists and archivists. For this reason the EHRI-project would like to invite interested holocaust researchers, digital humanists and archivists to participate in our User Feedback Group.


EHRI Research Guides on Terezín and "Jewish Councils"

The aim of the EHRI research guides is to create comprehensive, innovative and easy to use guides through the dispersed and fragmented archival material and to empower further research. Using innovative methods and technologies, the research guides virtually link together data from different archives in different countries, which use varying methods of archival description and digital archival systems.