Minister Ollongren pledges to European Holocaust Research Infrastructure

18 October 2021

On October 13, 2021, the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism took place. The international meeting focused on remembrance and the battle against anti-semitism.

At this meeting, the outgoing Minister of the Interior Kajsa Ollongren made an important commitment regarding the future European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI). Ollongren said that “The Netherlands is pleased to announce that we intend to house the headquarters of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) in the Netherlands and contribute financially to the establishment of the EHRI.”


DANS participates in the European project EHRI, which is led by the KNAW-NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The main goal of EHRI is to make the collections about the Holocaust distributed in different countries accessible through one portal, and thus to support scientific research on the Holocaust. It also lays the foundation for the necessary legal, financial and strategic work that will transform EHRI from a project to a permanent organization, an ERIC.

More information

Read more about the Forum here.

Photo: Kajsa Ollongren with her Swedish colleagues Stefan Löfven (Prime Minister) and Anne Ekstrom (Minister of Education). Source: Government of the Netherlands.

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