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German Lost Art Foundation

New Berlin-based “Help Desk” for Enquiries about Cultural Assets Seized in the National Socialist Era


German Lost Art Foundation establishes point of contact in Berlin. Art historian Dr Susanne Meyer-Abich was appointed director

Since the beginning of January there is a central point of contact in Berlin for enquiries from those whose cultural assets were seized as a result of persecution under the National Socialist regime, and their descendants. This “Help Desk” is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

EHRI Document Blog

EHRI Document Blog: “It is Folly not to do Anything, Even if one can not do Everything”


On August 19, 1944, a quite extraordinary thing happened in Hungary, which had been under German occupation for five months already. Dr János Benedek, the leading civil servant of the Kiskőrös district, ordered the internment of István Velich, the agricultural officer of the district and local functionary of the Eastern Frontline Companions’ Association. This fascist, paramilitary organization – comprising of 200 members –, which had been founded in 1942 by veterans who had served at the Russian front, was infamous for its extreme anti-Semitic and anti-communist conviction and the obsession with remaining loyal to the Germans until the end. Until March 19, 1944, the time of the German occupation, it operated illegally, afterwards, they stepped up openly. The members organized unexpected attacks on Jews and leftist workers, as a result of which they earned the dubious reputation of one of the most dreaded organizations.

NIOD building

Job Offer: NIOD Amsterdam is looking for an EHRI Project manager


Project description

EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) is a European project that facilitates research into the Holocaust. It is a large consortium of Holocaust archives, museums and research organisations from across Europe, Israel and the United States. EHRI is funded by the European Commission under Horizon2020. More information about the project can be found on this website.

Searching for life stories from World War II on



What did my family go through during the war?

You may now find out on The starting point for research into the personal histories of Dutch WWII eye-witnesses. Never before have the individual stories of people during wartime been revealed by bringing together a large number of scattered sources.

And there will be more to come: The Dutch Network of War Collections, which initiated the project and has connections with EHRI, is continuing to add and expand timelines, in collaboration with organisations that manage sources.


Job Offer: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Seeks Director of Archival and Curatorial Affairs


EHRI partner, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for an innovative and passionate individual to join the team and inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.

EHRI Publishes Online Edition of Early Holocaust Testimony


In contrast to widespread perceptions, the events of the Holocaust were not forgotten after the end of the World War II. The new European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) online edition of early Holocaust testimony shows how Jewish survivors and activists created an extraordinary archive documenting the persecution while its memory was still raw and unprocessed.

EHRI Online Course

Remembering the Holocaust: EHRI Online Course in Holocaust Studies


This month 75 years ago the KZ Auschwitz was liberated. On the 27th this will be commemorated at the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. The same date was also chosen as Holocaust Memorial Day. Many EHRI-partners will organise their own events to pay special attention to this day.

Survivors of the Holocaust to testify are dwindling in number and new generations will feel further removed from the event. Therefore it is more important than ever to keep the memory and the study of the Holocaust alive. We hope that the resources and tools that EHRI has been and still is developing will play a vital role in the future of Holocaust research, commemoration and education.

One of the main resources is the EHRI Online Course in Holocaust Studies, which provides teachers, lecturers, students, and the general public as a whole with source materials, in the original languages and in English translation, and background information in order to give them an overview on recent trends in historiography.

EHRI in 2020

EHRI in 2020


Dear Readers,

2019 has been an exciting year for EHRI. The second project phase was successfully concluded, and we marked this milestone with two major international conferences on Holocaust Studies that took place on 2 and 3 July in Amsterdam.

We also received the welcome news of further EU funding to transform EHRI from a project into a permanent European Research Infrastructure. We will develop EHRI into a permanent entity in the context of the EHRI Preparatory Phase (EHRI-PP) project which started in December 2019 and will run until November 2022.

Forum Z Event

EHRI Present at Forum Z Event in Luxembourg on Holocaust History and Memory


On the 5th of February, EHRI will be present at the ForumZ event Holocaust History and Memory, organised by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH). ForumZ (Z for “Zeitgeschichte”, contemporary history) is a public platform for a critical and open discussion of current issues in contemporary Luxembourgish and European history. Interested citizens are invited to debate with experts about selected (society-related) topics, new approaches and new sources in contemporary history. ForumZ as well as EHRI are both engaged in bringing history beyond the university walls and into the public sphere.

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New EHRI Blog: Spatial Queries and the First Deportations from Slovakia


The latest EHRI Document Blog post by Michal Frankl (from the Masaryk Institute and Archives at the Czech Academy of Sciences) gives an insight into bringing data together and using spatial queries for a better understanding of the background and migration trajectories of the approximately four thousand Jews deported from Slovakia in November 1938.