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...
Untold Stories - Murder Sites of Jews in Occupied Territories of the USSR
The online project of the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Untold Stories - Murder Sites of Jews in Occupied Territories of the 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.
The Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research
The recipients for the 2023 Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research in Memory of Benny and Tilly Joffe z”l are:
Dr. Laurien Vastenhout for her book Between Community and Collaboration: Jewish Councils in Western Europe under Nazi Occupation.
Prof. Edward Westermann for his book Drunk on Genocide: Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany.
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Events of the Research Institute
The International Institute for Holocaust Research is active in organizing symposia, workshops and international conferences sometimes in collaboration with universities and other research institutions in Israel and abroad. More...