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New EHRI Document Blog | Connecting the Records of the Soviet Extraordinary State Commission


We were arrested at the Hungarian border and taken to the camp Stryi [a prisoner of war camp near Lviv in Ukraine], where we spent 12 days in prison. They brought a Jew to the camp, took everything he had, and gave him a rope to hang himself. The Germans didn’t pay attention to us because they took us for Russian prisoners, even the chief of police. When we began to protest that we didn’t want this Jew to hang himself in the prison, I received a good slap and a big kick in the kidneys. The head German came to find out what had happened. We told him that we didn’t want a man hanged in the prison, that this was a crime. He responded that it didn’t matter, that it was a Jew. We told him we were French prisoners of war and we did not want to be present for this crime. He took us into the office of the chief of police for several minutes. When we returned to the prison, we were left with the hanged man for another two hours. This is German civilization.

The above testimony was one of several that French prisoners of war gave to Soviet investigators in 1944-1945 after being liberated by the Red Army in western Ukraine. Once the war was over, this French soldier returned to his life as a miner in a village in the north of France and left no other written record of what he had witnessed of the Nazi genocide of the European Jews.

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Funding | IHRA Grant Program for Projects to Safeguard the Historical Record of the Holocaust and Roma Genocide


The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) grants are awarded to projects which aim to safeguard the historical record (including sites, testimony and archival materials) of the Holocaust and the genocide of the Roma and which counter distortion.

Digital Holocaust Archives

Online Discussion | How are digital technologies shaping the future of Holocaust research?


Digital Holocaust Archives | Colleagues from international and local archive projects discuss how digital technologies are shaping the future of Holocaust research.

Hosted by Digital Holocaust Memory and the Sussex Weidenfeld Institute of Jewish Studies | Thursday 1st October, 4-6pm CET

Digital technologies have played a significant role in Holocaust research archives in recent years, notably the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure and the Arolsen Archives’s International Tracing Service – two major projects.

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Fellowship Call | Funding for Holocaust Research by Claims Conference


The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) is offering a limited number of fellowships for Ph.D. and Post Doctoral Candidates Conducting Research on the Holocaust. The application deadline is December 21, 2020* for the Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Funding Year.

Maximum Award Amount: $25,000 Per Year

The Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship for Advanced Shoah Studies aims to strengthen Holocaust studies and Shoah memory throughout the world. Our mission is to support the advanced study of the fate of Jews who were systematically targeted for destruction or persecution by the Nazis and their allies between 1933 and 1945, as well as immediate post-war events.  

Online Discussion archival research 1940s

Online Discussion | Facilitating archival research on the study of the turbulent 1940s


An online discussion on the particularities and challenges of digital archives and collections holding resources on the turbulent 1940s.


In the context of the Greek Infrastructure for Digital Arts, Humanities and Language Research and Innovation, APOLLONIS, a designated Task Force led by DCU/IMSI/ATHENA R.C. focuses on identifying and supporting the workflows that researchers need to follow to perform specific research while jointly accessing disparate archives.

EHRI blog Fortunoff Archive

EHRI Blog | More Watching, Less Searching: Repurposing Fortunoff Archive Metadata for Visual Searching


The latest EHRI blogpost describes the process of building a Visual Search tool by the Fortunoff Video Archive For Holocaust Testimonies and the Yale Digital Humanities Lab (DHLab) in order to provide a simple overview of the Fortunoff Archive’s collection.

YV Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals | Using Holocaust Documents Online: The Changing Relationship Between Archivist and User


23-24 November 2020 | Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

EHRI partner Yad Vashem would like to invite you to participate in a virtual international workshop on the Changing Relationship between the Archivist and the User, organized by Yad Vashem – the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, with the support and cooperation of EVZ – the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future", on 23-24 November 2020.

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Call | 2021 Fellowships at the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History


EHRI partner since 2010, the German Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History will be offering grants for research stays at the Center in Munich during 2021.

European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards

Call for Entries | European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2021


The European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2021 are open for submissions. Now is the chance for Europe’s most inspiring architects, craftsmen, cultural heritage experts, professionals, volunteers, public and private institutions, and local communities to be recognised for their achievements!

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Call for Articles | The Holocaust in Public Space: Articulations, Abuses, Interceptions


Deadline for Proposals: 15 September 2020

EHRI partner, the Polish Center for Holocaust Research call for articles for volume 17 of the Holocaust. Studies and Materials annual (2021), devoted to various forms of the Holocaust’s presence in public space. This means not only the Holocaust history or ways of its commemoration, but also its ideologization and instrumentalization for political purposes, as well as broadly-defined representations of the Holocaust experience in art, film, and literature, the exhibition strategies in museums and commemorative practices in public space, and, last but not least, the Holocaust’s presence in the new media, chiefly on the Internet (both educational websites, websites of official research or museum institutions, social media, and initiatives undertaken by private individuals and social organizations).