Launch of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) with the participation of Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

Type: Report   Reference: I-067984   Duration: 10:03:02  Lieu:
End production: 16/11/2010   First transmission: 16/11/2010
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, launched on 16 November 2010 in Brussels the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project which aims to enable online access of researchers to a unique Holocaust database by combining the currently dispersed Holocaust archives around Europe, Israel and elsewhere into a cohesive corpus of research resources. EHRI is funded by the European Union, with a financial contribution of 7 million euro over four years. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, is the patron of the EHRI launch. The event was also attended by Gideon Sa`ar, Israeli Minister for Education.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Banner of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) 00:00:05
10:00:10 Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, with Gideon Sa`ar, Israeli Minister for Education, and with Halbe Zijlstra, Dutch State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science (2 shots) 00:00:16
10:00:26 Cutaway of audience 00:00:04
10:00:31 General view of the event 00:00:03
10:00:35 SOUNDBITE by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (in ENGLISH): there is no doubt the holocaust causes us to reflect upon the most terrible experiences and events, the tragedies and horrors that Europe suffered during the 1930s and 1940s. 00:00:15
10:00:50 Cutaway 00:00:05
10:00:55 SOUNDBITE by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (in ENGLISH): it is now a little more than 20 years since we witnessed the reunification of Europe and witnessed the opening-up of many archives in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. 00:00:12
10:01:08 Cutaway 00:00:04
10:01:13 SOUNDBITE by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (in ENGLISH): the primary goal of the EHRI is to bring together information that is currently located in archives right across Europe; not only has information on the holocaust so far been decentralised, it has also been catalogued using different systems, different languages, making research of course particularly difficult; to this end, EHRI will design and implement a virtual research environment offering online access to researchers to a wide variety of holocaust archives and to a number of tools to work with them. 00:00:39
10:01:53 SOUNDBITE by Gideon Sa`ar (in ENGLISH): the EHRI project is vital; it will significantly increase the scope and accessibility of reliable holocaust documentation and information; it will foster increased cooperation among relevant European information centres, those helping researchers, educators, youth and the general public to attain greater and deeper knowledge about the events and the implication of the holocaust; this will counter holocaust distortion and denial, and combat anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia; EHRI will provide the citizens of Europe and elsewhere with a better ability to confront the crucial question of how the holocaust could have transpired in a modern Western civilisation in the heartland of Europe and with the cooperation of so many Europeans. 00:00:59
10:02:52 Cutaway 00:00:10
10:03:02 EHRI website (3 shots) 00:00:12
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