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.
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.