European Union Project Aims to Establish Network of Holocaust Archives

Posted by admin on Nov 9, 2010

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure Project will be inaugurated next Tuesday at a ceremony in Brussels. Israel will be represented by Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar and the chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate, Avner Shalev.

In the project are 20 archives and research institutes from 13 countries in Europe and Israel. This includes Yad Vashem, which houses the most important archive containing more than 130 million documents. The European Commission has funded the project to the tune of 7 million euros.

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