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Call for Papers: Holocaust Research and Archives in the Digital Age

A special Issue of Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History  on  “Holocaust archives and research in the digital age” is to be published in June 2018. The publication is edited by Laura Brazzo...

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Technology and the Preservation of Memory

On 16 May the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) will hold an event entitled "New Frontiers: Technology and the Preservation and Presentation of Memory".   As the World War II...

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March of the Living

From 23-25 April the Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), Ambassador Benno Bättig, and the IHRA Executive Secretary, Dr Kathrin Meyer, attended the International March...

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Publication: "Escalating into the Holocaust"

The final publication emerging from the project "Escalating into Holocaust" is now available online. The publication comprises a collection of selected works, presentations, lectures and articles...

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POLIN Museum gets EU Prize

The Europa Nostra Awards are given by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, a federation of NGOs from 40 European countries dealing with cultural heritage. The POLIN Museum was honoured in the...

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Guatemalan Government to teach about Holocaust

The Guatemalan government has partnered with Yad Vashem and the local Jewish community to launch an educational project on teaching and learning about the Holocaust. Several Jewish and governmental...

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Slovakian Stamp Issued to Commemorate Victims of Holocaust

The Slovak post office is commemorating the memory of holocaust victims with a stamp to mark 75 years since the first deportation of Jews from Slovakia. An exhibition at the Postal Museum in Banská...

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Human Rights After Hitler

On 4 May The Wiener Library will host the launch of Dr Dan Plesch’s latest book, Human Rights After Hitler – The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War Crimes (Georgetown University Press, 2017). Human...

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Anne Frank House Chat-Bot Launched

The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and Facebook have partnered to create a computer-generated bot which will allow people to "chat" with the Anne Frank House. The chat-bot was released on 21 March at...

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German Chancellor to receive USHMM Elie Wiesel Award

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will bestow its highest honor, the Elie Wiesel Award, on German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her work advancing Holocaust awareness. “Chancellor Merkel has...

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