The fourth EHRI Summer School in Holocaust Studies has gone off to a good start. The twelve trainees, that are from eleven different countries, were welcomed at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, that is host to this EHRI Summer School. They immediately went on a tour of the NIOD and were introduced to the NIOD and EHRI. In the afternoon they had their first lectures, on the use of Holocaust pictures.
In the coming three weeks, from 5 July to 25 July, the trainees will be exposed to a full programme. International experts on Holocaust research, like Wendy Lower, Alan Steinweis or Susanne Heim will present and discuss their latest work. Topics range from Collaboration in the Holocaust (Dieter Pohl), to Geographies of the Holocaust (Tim Cole) or Sowjet Jewish Photographers and the Holocaust (David Shneer). The EHRI Summer School in Holocaust Studies is a graduate-level seminar aimed at deepening the knowledge and comprehension of the extermination process of European Jews during World War II. It also provides a comprehensive overview on the most relevant methodologies and sources as well as an update on the current state of research in the field of Holocaust history.