Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania (INSHR-EW)

The Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania is a research institute located in Bucharest. It has several departments: research and editing, education and communication, library and archive, administration and accounting.

The Wiesel Institute conducts research projects and coordinates education and communication activities. It has the most important and complete archive containing official documents on the Holocaust in Romania, as well as a specialized library containing academic literature on the subject. In our archive, researchers can find over 1 mil. documents that come from the main archival sources regarding the Holocaust in Romania like: the National Archives of Romania, the Government Archives, the Ministries Archives, the Secret Services Archives, and the Romanian Jewish Federations Archives. Researchers, both Romanian and international, are given on-site access to the library and archive; over 400 students, BA, MA, and PhD, as well as national and international researchers accessed the Library and Archive since its creation.

The Wiesel Institute develops activities in the field of education (e.g. offering training in the area of fighting anti-Semitism, xenophobia and racism, and teaching about Holocaust to high school teachers), and in the field of communication (e.g. conferences, seminars, public debates, public reactions).

The Wiesel Institute is represented in EHRI by the Department of Research. The Research Department conducts projects in a broad area of subjects related to the Holocaust in Romania, with national and international funding, and in cooperation with different institutions and organizations from Romania and abroad. The Wiesel Institute will be involved in the work for Expanding and Keeping, Training and Education, Coordination with Humanities, RI's and New Methodologies, workshops, and Identification, meta-data identification and Integration, and will offer 10 weeks of transnational access to its infrastructure in the framework of Coordinating, trans-national access.

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Europe Romania
Institution type
Foreign Institutions Independent research institutes and think tanks