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Postby sans concession » 1 decade 7 months ago (Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:34 am)

European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI)

The first European historical project on the access to the judeocide archives

http://www.cegesoma.be/cms/index_en.php?article=1575

On 16 November 2010, the European project 'European Holocaust Research Infrastructure' will be launched. Seventeen research centres from Europe and Israel joined forces to develop a European database of the archive collections on the persecution of the Jews during the Second World War. Making these sources available online is an important step towards the maximum open access of these data.

The continuing historical and social interest in this subject is one of the reasons why the European Union decided to contribute 7 million euro, over a period of 48 months, to this project. Within the European Commission, there is a great interest for this historical scientific project, which is the first to be financed by the European Union in the context of the Seventh Framework Programme.

Research centres from ten member states and Israel will transform the dispersed data available for Holocaust research in Europe, Israel and the United States into a cohesive corpus of resources. This integrated access of the most important collections will strongly stimulate the historiographical progress and collaborative research in this important research area. The project will also stimulate and facilitate research into relatively unknown aspects of the Holocaust. The Nazi persecution was a European-wide phenomenon. This entails special attention for Eastern Europe: the vast majority of Holocaust victims lived in this region.

An essential part of the EHRI-project is the online availability and maximum open access to Holocaust material for the larger public. As such, the project will make an essential contribution to the ability of (non-governmental) organisations, teachers and individual citizens to make new generations aware of what happened.

EHRI is coordinated by the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (NIOD). The Ceges/Soma is in charge of two parts, called work packages, of the project: 'Privacy, Access and Copyright Policies' and 'Identification and Investigation'. The aim of the first work package is to map the juridical and ethical questions related to the right to privacy which imply the collecting and making available of such data. A general policy for the whole project will be elaborated. The second work package: 'Identification and Investigation' is one of the key parts of the project. The Ceges/Soma will first identify the available Holocaust collections, archives, services and infrastructures. Second, a selection of key collections will be made and a functional structure will be developed for a database which will integrate all these services and collections. In these work packages, the Ceges/Soma actively cooperates with among others the Munich- and Berlin-based Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ), the Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw and King's College in London.

On 16 November, the launch-event of this project will take place in Brussels. The launch-event is under the patronage of the President of the European Union, Herman Van Rompuy and received the label of the Belgian EU-presidency. During this event, representatives of the political and academic world as well as witnesses of the judeocide will take the floor.

The development and approval of the EHRI-project was an interesting learning process for the Ceges/Soma. Undoubtedly, more projects will present themselves in the years to come and the Ceges/Soma collaborators look forward to cooperating with universities and research institutes from other member countries.

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Postby Carolyn Yeager » 1 decade 7 months ago (Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:11 am)

One answer is to have alternative historical projects and promote them in every way possible. The special two-hour program below is my latest effort at providing "European Holocaust Research." You can download it or just send the link to all your friends interested in history. :) All my programs are archived here -- http://reasonradionetwork.com/?cat=60

THE HERETICS' HOUR Monday, 9 p.m. Eastern U.S. time

Carolyn Yeager brings you news, commentary and guest interviews dealing with Holocaust revisionism, World War Two history, and free speech issues.

Mon., Oct. 25: Special two-hour program (9-11pm ET)! Remembering the German Holocaust of 1944-46
Dr. Andreas Wesserle recounts vivid memories as a 10-year-old boy fleeing the terror of the communist partisans in central eastern Europe, and also discusses the history of the region.

To listen to the streaming broadcast on Monday night: http://reasonradionetwork.com/ {on the right side of the page}
In Jewish history there are no coincidences ... Elie Wiesel
Learn more at http://eliewieseltattoo.com

Auschwitz: The Underground Guided Tour http://carolynyeager.net/auschwitz-unde ... uided-tour


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