22F1 The Yerusha Project: Treasures of European Jewish Archives

September 11th, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


The Yerusha Project is an initiative of the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe to create an online hub of information regarding the European Jewish archival heritage.  A collaborative effort of European, US and Israeli academic and heritage institutions, Yerusha features over 12,000 in-depth archival descriptions held by 700 archives, libraries and museums of 27 countries.  It gives researchers access to a wealth of records covering all major subjects of European Jewish history.  The material is continuously growing, and further thousands of descriptions will be added to the database in September.


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Dr Gabor Kadar is the Director of the Yerusha Project.  He is a recurrent visiting professor of the Jewish Studies Program at Central European University and is the former Senior Historian of the Hungarian Jewish Archives.  Dr Kadar is the author or co-author of six monographs and numerous studies, articles and encyclopedia entries regarding various aspects of the Holocaust and the history of Jews in Hungary.  He is a member of the Digital Forum Advisory Board of the European Association of Jewish Studies.

You can contact him at G.Kadar@rothschildfoundation.eu.