About EHRI

The EHRI online portal provides access to information about Holocaust-related archival materials held in institutions across Europe and beyond. The EHRI portal can be accessed by anyone free of charge.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Image of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin by Flickr user Tomasz Przechlewski under the Creative Commons license.

The EHRI portal seeks to overcome one of the hallmark challenges of Holocaust research: the fragmentation and wide geographic dispersal of archival sources documenting the event. By integrating and interconnecting information on tens of thousands of archival sources physically held in hundreds of institutions, the EHRI portal is an invaluable resource for anybody interested in the Holocaust, and enables new transnational and comparative approaches to research.

The EHRI portal is one of the main outcomes of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project, a consortium bringing together Holocaust researchers, archivists and digital humanists from more than 20 institutions. The EHRI portal is an expanding resource and new information and features are continuously added.

EHRI is both a digital infrastructure and a human network. In addition to creating the portal, the EHRI project has also developed a free-to-use Online Course on Holocaust Studies, and hosts a varied programme of activities and events including a Fellowship programme, Summer Schools, expert workshops and conferences. More information on the project's background, contributing institutions and activities is available on the project website.

The EHRI project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement No 261873, and from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654164.