About the International Institute for Holocaust Research
Research and publications on the Shoah have always been high priorities of Yad Vashem since its official founding by the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) in 1953. Due to the increase of international interest in the Shoah, the desire to encourage and support worldwide scholarly research on the Shoah and related topics, Yad Vashem established the International Institute for Holocaust Research in 1993. More...
Killing Sites Project
The online project of the International Institute for Holocaust Research, The Untold Stories: The Murder Sites of the Jews in the Occupied Territories of the Former USSR, has recently been posted at Yad Vashem’s website.This project tells the story of the murder of Jews in the occupied areas of the former Soviet Union that began with the German invasion of the former USSR on 22 June 1941.
Fellowships, Prizes and Support
The Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research 2016
Established in 2011, this prize in memory of Abraham Meir Schwarzbaum, Holocaust Survivor, and his Family Members Murdered in the Holocaust is awarded annually in recognition of high scholarly research and writing on the Holocaust. More...
Research Seminars for Guest Lecturers
Throughout the year the International Institute for Holocaust Research organizes lectures by guest researchers from Israel and abroad, as well as organizes lectures presented by the Institutue’s Research Fellows. More...