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The International Institute for Holocaust Research

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. The Institute is active in the development and coordination of International research; the planning and undertaking of scholarly projects; the organization of symposia, conferences, and seminars; the fostering of cooperative projects among research institutions; financial and academic support for scholars and students of the Shoah; offering MA, PhD and postdoctoral fellowships; and publishing academic research, documentation, conference anthologies, diaries, memoirs, and albums about the Shoah. More...

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Upcoming Event

Starting in the first half of 2016, European Holocaust Research Infrastructure will organize at least ten Methodological Seminars, aimed at young scholars or specific audiences such as archivists and reference personnel.
A seminar specifically orientated for those working in Reference Services with Holocaust Documentation will take place at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, March 27-31 2016.  We invite those interested in attending the seminar Reference Services: New Methods of Utilizing Holocaust Documentation and Resources to submit their application.  The Deadline for applications is 1 February 2016.
For more information please refer to the EHRI website at:

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