Archives and Research

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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Proof concept of optical character recognition application to provide access to the most important Romanian Holocaust-related archival document

Today, there exist a relatively high number of available digital archival resources. However, the great majority of the basic archival collections have been digitized in non-searchable formats, such...

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Porajmos in Serbia – Mapping the past, changing the present

"Private narratives have grown to from being the raw material in confirmation of the thesis to a voice of people's memory, a parallel telling of history, rich in detail and narrative texture." These...

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Developing methodologies and tools to safeguard the historical record of the Holocaust by making it visible and accessible through educational outreach program in local archives

This project constitutes an innovative approach in archival practice by inviting archivists to a new and active role in Holocaust education. Through a series of conferences and seminars, experts from...

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Documenting the Holocaust: A Portrait of the Destroyed Jewish Community

By digitizing and integrating portrait photos and transcribed personal details of Jews from their pre-war passports in the database “Jews of Latvia: Names and Fates 1941-1945”, the Center for Judaic...

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Mapping the Holocaust: Preservation of the Topovske Šupe camp

This scientific research project has developed a permanent record of the Topovske Supe concentration camp. The project team accomplished this  by mapping, collecting archival and other documentation...

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Mapping the Genocide of the Roma in Hungary

The outstanding proposal “Mapping the Genocide of the Roma in Hungary” was awarded the Yehuda Bauer Grant. This transnational project is currently working on developing an online portal and...

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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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IHRA Chair's Statement on the suing of Holocaust historians in Poland

"We view with great concern how historians researching the Holocaust are being sued in Poland for presenting the findings of their work. Together, the Member Countries of the International Holocaust...

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