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EHRI Summer School Munich: Holocaust Studies at Lake Starnberg


Organized by the Institut für Zeitgeschichte, the second EHRI Summer School has started on July 22 in Munich under favourable circumstances. The first two weeks of the course take place at the Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing, an independent institution that conducts – partially in cooperation with other partners – courses, seminars, conferences and workshops on their premises in Tutzing at Lake Starnberg. It may not always be easy to focus on the Holocaust with such a sunny view of the beautiful lake, but the impressive programme will assure the attention of all the participants.


Dan Michman at first EHRI Summer School in Paris


The EHRI Summer School in Paris is in its second week. The summer school has an extensive programme with a mixture of lectures of well-known Holocaust researchers and tours of the Mémorial de la Shoah and several other important archives in Paris.


First EHRI Summer School Starts in Paris

EHRI Summer Schools in Holocaust Studies 2013
July 15 - August 2

Open to scholars from a variety of disciplines (historians, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists and other academics who are interested in the Holocaust) as well as to archivists, the first EHRI Summer School is organized by the Mémorial de la Shoah. A week later, a second EHRI Summer School, organized by the Institut für die Zeitgeschichte, will start in Munich.

Read the Programme EHRI Summer School Paris 2013.

Panel Discussion Conference Public History of the Holocaust

Berlin Conference: Internet Can Take Holocaust Education to the Next Level


International conference in Berlin also warns for Holocaust Denial

For more information on the conference Public History of the Holocaust, please also visit

Watch a short video with an introduction to the topic: This video premiered at the conference.

Berlin, July 9, 2013 Holocaust denial takes on a life of its own on the Internet. And the realities of the world wide web are such that effectively policing online Holocaust denial is unachievable.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Launches Survey


The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (formerly the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research) is seeking information via an online survey on the difficulties people have encountered in accessing Holocaust-related archival materials. The project's objective is to identify problems and find ways to address them in the future.

EHRI Workshop at ITS

EHRI Workshop on 'Geography and Holocaust Research' at ITS


From 27th to 29th May 2013 the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen hosted the EHRI workshop on “Geography and Holocaust research” with 18 participants from seven countries.

“We are very pleased to be the host for this important interdisciplinary exchange between academics. The findings of the geographers enable even better depiction of the geographical and time relationships of the Holocaust,” said Professor Rebecca Boehling, Director of the ITS.


International Symposium: Holocaust in South-East Europe


The fate of Jews in Bulgaria, and in countries and territories under Bulgarian State administration during World War II

Date : June 9th and 10th 2013
Venue : Shoah Memorial, Paris
This symposium is organised by EHRI partner Mémorial de la Shoah, in cooperation with CERI/ Sciences-PO.

The recognition by all the European nations of the unprecedented character of Holocaust and acceptance of making it a common European narrative remains a major issue.

EHRI Co-Organiser Conference Public History of the Holocaust


EHRI is proud to be co-organiser of the International Conference Public History of the Holocaust. Historical Research in the Digital Age. The other organisers are DARIAH (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities) and TextGrid. The event is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The conference takes place on July 9 in the Jewish Museum in Berlin.

The digital age presents challenges as well as opportunities for historians and historical collection holders.


EHRI Meetings in Amsterdam


EHRI engages with related projects and organisations

In April EHRI held its third General Partner Meeting in Amsterdam, hosted by NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Once a year all twenty partners get together to discuss the progress of the project and the next steps to take. EHRI is more than halfway into its term and has so far fulfilled all expectations.


National Reports Published on EHRI Website


A new tool for researchers is now available on the website of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure: EHRI’s national reports. The national reports are first and foremost a tool in the identification and investigation work of EHRI. Because the field of Holocaust studies relies on a huge variety of archives, one of EHRI’s most important tasks is to create an inventory of Holocaust-related archival institutions and collections in order to share information about them and help provide access to the research community. The 47 reports provide EHRI’s identification work with a structured framework.