Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History

The Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History is an international center of competence and communications for research on the Holocaust.

The center organizes conferences and workshops and carries out its own research and publishing projects. Numerous publications of the center have appeared since 2013, including a well-received edition of Alfred Rosenberg’s diaries. The center is closely connected to the Department of History of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. The center’s staff teach classes on the subject of the Holocaust at the university alongside the head of the center and adjunct professor at the university.

The center was established to be a forum for international research on the Holocaust and as a bridge to Eastern Europe in particular. It extends fellowships to guest researchers from around the world to provide them with an attractive infrastructure. A joint fellowship has also been introduced in cooperation with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Munich site provides excellent conditions for research through the renowned infrastructure of the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History and its expansive research network.

The Center for Holocaust Studies also participates in the EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) Project. Financed by the EU, it is the task of EHRI to maintain the ongoing network of research and archive resources on the history of the Holocaust. Through EHRI, the center is connected to 24 institutions from all over Europe.

Following an initial phase of funding by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, financing for the center was moved to a state and federal financing plan with expanded staff and materials in 2017. And it is now firmly in place as part of the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History and the Leibniz Association.

A summary of our activities in German:

Activity Report 2018
Activity Report 2017
Activity Report 2016
Activity Report 2015
Activity Report 2014
Activity Report 2013

On the Facebook page of the Center for Holocaust Studies, we report on the current activities, projects, and publications of the center, its staff, and its fellows.



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