- About the Institute
The Jewish Historical Institute cooperates with many widely recognized institutions researching the history of Jews. One of the most important undertakings is EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure).
EHRI is a European project funded by the European Union through the research and innovation oriented Horizon 2020 Programme. The project was launched in 2010 and is currently in the third and final EHRI-3 cycle. At the same time, from 2019, the EHRI-PP project (the so-called preparatory phase) is also ongoing, which will lead to the creation of a permanent research infrastructure. The coordinator of all EHRI projects is the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam. The Jewish Historical Institute has been actively involved in EHRI from the very beginning and is an important member of the Infrastructure in the Eastern Europe region.
The main goals of EHRI are to identify collections of documents relating to the Holocaust and to compile their online catalog, as well as to coordinate the activities of involved research institutions. The project's most important tool is the EHRI Portal, which gathers information about archival sources and catalogs containing resources needed in Holocaust research. EHRI also organizes the Conny Kristel Scholarship Program, giving researchers access to the resources of the world’s twenty leading archives in this field. In addition, EHRI also maintains a blog where you can find studies of archival documents and other related materials created by project members.
You can learn more about the project on its official website.