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A special Issue of Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History  on  “Holocaust archives and research in the digital age”is to be published in June 2018. The publication is edited by Laura Brazzo (Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea, Milan) and Reto Speck (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam and King’s College London).<--break- >


Call for papers: "Teaching about and Learning from the Holocaust. Practices and Experiences in Education", 22-23 January 2018, University of Teacher Education, Lausanne.


The final publication emerging from the project "Escalating into Holocaust" is now available online. The publication comprises a collection of selected works, presentations, lectures and articles gathered during 6 public events organized in Belgrade, Nis, Amsterdam, Kragujevac, Stockholm and Novi Sad during 2016 and 2017 within the framework of the project.


The Europa Nostra Awards are given by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, a federation of NGOs from 40 European countries dealing with cultural heritage. The POLIN Museum was honoured in the ‘Education, training and awareness raising’ category for its educational programme focusing on Jewish cultural heritage.


The Guatemalan government has partnered with Yad Vashem and the local Jewish community to launch an educational project on teaching and learning about the Holocaust.


The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and Facebook have partnered to create a computer-generated bot which will allow people to "chat" with the Anne Frank House.


On 4 May The Wiener Library will host the launch of Dr Dan Plesch’s latest book, Human Rights After Hitler – The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War Crimes (Georgetown University Press, 2017).


The Slovak post office is commemorating the memory of holocaust victims with a stamp to mark 75 years since the first deportation of Jews from Slovakia. An exhibition at the Postal Museum in Banská Bystrica is also being organized.


The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will bestow its highest honor, the Elie Wiesel Award, on German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her work advancing Holocaust awareness.


On 16 March a roundtable on the recently adopted IHRA working definition of antisemitism took place in the synagogue of Luxembourg, in the presence of about 80 participants. In attendance were several ambassadors and representatives from the embassies of Belgium, Germany, Poland and the UK, as well as the honorary consul of Israel.