Advance your knowledge of under-researched areas in Holocaust and genocide studies with the IHRA’s publications. Promote access to archival material using the IHRA’s practical tools.

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This page will help you discover all the resources, guidance and other tools we have produced for scholars and researchers.

Why we work with Holocaust researchers

Holocaust research uncovers the facts and makes remembrance possible. The IHRA safeguards the record by supporting initiatives that advance the field, whether through the IHRA’s Academic Working Group (AWG), IHRA Projects, or the IHRA Grant Program.

Recommendations on Archival Access

This key resource brings the world one step closer to open access to Holocaust collections. These Recommendations:

  1. Identify risks to archives
  2. Provide solutions to those risks, including working transnationally to find solutions
  3. Implement good practices to state archives and other archival entities regarding Holocaust-related documentation
  4. Remove legal obstacles, including encouraging the implementation of Recital 158 of the GDPR in national law
  5. Engage in post-project sustainable attention and action to ensure access to archives within IHRA Member Countries and beyond

Recent publications

Our resources are always the result of interdisciplinary work by international expert teams. Explore our recently published tools below.

Recommendations & Guidelines
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FAQs: Data Protection Regulations and Archival Access to Holocaust Collections

These FAQs help advance open access to Holocaust documentation as it relates to the GDPR.

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IHRA Reflections on Terminology for Holocaust Comparison

This resource provides questions for reflection to help people adopt good practice when comparing the Holocaust and other mass atrocities.

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Guidelines for Identifying Relevant Documentation for Holocaust Research, Education, and Remembrance

These guidelines offer a single tool for identifying relevant documentation for Holocaust research, remembrance and education.

Lectures
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Holocaust Distortion: A Lecture by Professor Yehuda Bauer

This 30-minute film provides a profound overview of Holocaust distortion suitable for a variety of audiences without prior subject-matter knowledge.

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Understanding Holocaust Distortion: Contexts, Influences and Examples

Learn about the history of Holocaust distortion, the political contexts it can be found in, and contemporary examples.

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The Genocide and Persecution of Roma and Sinti. Bibliography and Historiographical Review

With over 1,400 references, this annotated bibliography is the starting point for further research on the genocide of the Roma.

Working Definitions & Charters
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Working definition of Holocaust-related materials

Read the full text of the IHRA’s working definition of Holocaust-related materials which can provide archivists and researchers with a helpful starting point.

Publications & Reports
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Mass Murder of People with Disabilities and the Holocaust

This publication presents the results of the latest research on the murders of people with disabilities in the German occupied territories, as discussed at an IHRA conference held in Bern in November 2017.

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History Never Repeats itself, but Sometimes it Rhymes: Comparing the Holocaust to Different Atrocities

This resource concisely explores how we might engage in comparative analyses between the Holocaust and other atrocities.

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Refugee Policies from 1933 until today: Challenges and Responsibilities

This volume brings together experts a group of experts to reflect on the past with a view to constructively informing positive, ethically responsible, and rational policymaking today.

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Research in Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust: A Dialogue Beyond Borders

This systematic review of how the Holocaust is taught to students includes research conducted in most IHRA Member Countries as well as several non-member countries.

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Bystanders, Rescuers or Perpetrators? The Neutral Countries and the Shoah

This volume uses a trans-national, comparative approach to examine the often ambivalent policies of these states towards Jewish refugees as well as towards their own Jewish nationals living in German-occupied countries.

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Killing Sites: Research and Remembrance

This publication presents the outcomes of an international conference on Killing Sites in Krakow from 22-23 January 2014.

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