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CSS Student Colloquium: Katalin Deme

Digitizing the Jewish Council Archives in Europe: Perspectives for research

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Wednesday 27 November 2019,  at 14:15 - 15:00


A consortium of seven archive and research institutes from Europe and Israel received in 2015 a grant from The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe and Claims Conference for the two-year digitization project Jewish Council Archives in Europe. The project, brought important archival collections on Jewish Councils and Associations from Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Poland, and Netherland together. Archives of the Jewish Council are one of the most important sources of information about the Jewish community life during the Second World War and contain valuable information about the day-to-day proceedings of the Holocaust. The project Jewish Council Archives in Europe not only conserved and digitized the collections, but also improved accessibility of the collections and prepared them for online publications. By opening up these collections within local systems and through dedicated portals such as European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) new and more advanced research on the functioning of Jewish Councils in Europe has been facilitated. The presentation will conclude in stressing the need of new forms of digital scholarship, communication and education for archivists, to deal with the growing digital cultural resources.

Coffee, tea, cakes and fruit will be served before the colloquium @ 2 pm