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EHRI launches in Brussels


The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) is an EU project which aims to centralize Holocaust archives, combining them into a single online database. Materials from twenty research institutions, libraries, archives, museums and memorial sites from eleven EU member states as well as Norway and Israel will be brought together and made accessible to scientists, teachers and students.

The four-year, 7 million euro project was funded by the European Union, and that according to Yad Vashem, EHRI is the most important European research project about Holocaust documentation to date. Projects will include a shared thesaurus of 5,000 keywords for unified searches across millions of documents in numerous languages, as well as information technologies, access, and scholarships for researchers to study at leading archives such as at Yad Vashem.

EHRI was formally launched on 16 November 2010 in the presence of high level European politicians in the Royal Museum of Art and History in Brussels. Representatives of EHRI also plan to give a special presentation to the ITF.

Visit the EHRI website by clicking here.