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Why are networks important for archival research?

The Monitoring Access to Holocaust Collections IHRA Project, which helps further open access to Holocaust-related materials, has made building partnerships and strengthening networks central to its...

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Draft guidelines for Monitoring Access to Holocaust Collections Project presented

During the Athens Spring Plenary meetings and about one year after the project’s launch, the IHRA’s project on Monitoring Access to Holocaust Collections has made great strides. Despite having to...

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Why is it important to have open access to Holocaust archives?

More than 75 years after the end of the Second World War, it remains difficult to locate and gain access to documentation related to the Holocaust. But ensuring full and open access to Holocaust...

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The Wiener Holocaust Library launches "Testifying to the Truth" sharing eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021, The Wiener Holocaust Library have launched their new digital resource, Testifying to the Truth. This database shares eyewitness accounts from the Holocaust, many...

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Creating an online map of Holocaust killing sites in Ukraine

There are over 1500 Holocaust killing sites across Ukraine, scattered through the woods, villages and towns of the country, but many of these sites are not listed in existing catalogs, and are only...

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Arolsen Archives: "Crowdsourcing is crowd wisdom at its best"

Throughout 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a significant challenge to commemoration of the Holocaust. In response, the IHRA Chair Ambassador Michaela Küchler has announced the German Presidency...

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Digital Platform Recording Cultural Genocide and Killing Sites in Jewish Cemeteries

During the Holocaust, Jewish cemeteries across Europe were desecrated by the Nazis and their collaborators in an attempt to erase Jewish culture. Some of these spaces, central to Jewish religious life...

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Arolsen Archives awarded prestigious European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award

The Arolsen Archives were awarded the prestigious European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award on 9 May 2020. The award recognizes organizations and individuals exemplifying best practices related to...

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Project monitors access to Holocaust archives

This past March marked the beginning of one of the IHRA’s latest projects: Monitoring Access to Holocaust Collections, under the IHRA’s five-year priority theme of safeguarding the record. The project...

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Dutch Network of War Collections wins GLAMi

Dutch Network of War Collections wins international innovation prize with Warlives.org
 
 The Dutch Network of War Collections (Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen) has won a prestigious GLAMi Award with its Warli...

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