EHRI – Conferenza internazionale ”Holocaust and its Social Setting. Challanges and Trends”

La Fondazione CDEC partecipa alla conferenza internazionale dedicata al tema dell’impostazione sociale degli studi sulla Shoah, organizzata dalla rete EHRI. Il Direttore della nostra Fondazione, Gadi Luzzatto Voghera interviene alla tavola rotonda dedicata a “Challenges and Innovations in Holocaust Studies Today”

Do our societies need Holocaust studies?

International Conference in Amsterdam: ‘Holocaust and its Social Settings – Challenges and Trends’

At a time of informed warnings of a higher level of antisemitism in word and deed, and steps by European governments to better monitor and counter it, enhanced discussion of the role and impact of Holocaust research on societies must be on the agenda as well. The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI)  has facilitated new trans-national research into the Holocaust since 2010, and has played a significant role in exploring the impacts of Holocaust studies on contemporary European societies. The EHRI conference “Holocaust and its Social Settings: Challenges and Trends” will feature renowned Holocaust researchers and policymakers from across Europe, Israel and the United States, including historians Wendy Lower and Dieter Pohl and the European Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism, Katharina von Schnurbein. The conference will explore the changing nexus between access to Holocaust archives, academic research into the Holocaust and the significance of Holocaust memory for informing societal discussions on topics such as antisemitism, xenophobia and discrimination.

For the programme of the conference, please see:

About EHRI:

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure has been active since 2010 with funding provided through the European Union’s FP7 and H2020 programmes. EHRI is a consortium of 24 partners – research institutions, archives, libraries and memory institutions – from 17 countries. EHRI mission is to overcome the fragmentation and dispersal of Holocaust archives and research along national boundaries. EHRI is co-ordinated by NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam. For more information, please consult


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