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Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) promotes public awareness, academic research and education on the Holocaust and other genocides as central components towards the prevention and response to mass violence. CHGS relies on your generous support to help us maintain and fulfill our mission.

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  • Student Opportunities

    CHGS guides and mentors undergraduate and graduate students by organizing courses and workshops, offering grants and fellowships and providing unique opportunities for interaction with leading experts in the field. To find out more click here.

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  • Professional and Educational Resources

    CHGS supports educators through interactive workshops and institutes, facilitated by leading experts of Holocaust and genocide education. CHGS's website offers a myriad of resources for teaching age appropriate lessons about the Holocaust and genocide. To learn more click here.

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  • Barbara Frey, will present on Human Rights Advocacy in Mexico at the first HGMV workshop

    "Uneven Ground: Asymmetries of Power in Human Rights Advocacy in Mexico"
    Presented by Barbara Frey, Director, Human Rights Program
    Thursday, October 2
    Room 710 Social Sciences

    The presentation is the first of the 2014-2015 workshops for the Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence Studies (HGMV) Interdisciplinary Graduate Group.

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  • CHGS co-sponsoring 2 films at the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival

    CHGS will co-sponsor The German Friend and 24 Days at the 2014 Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival on November first and second, both screenings will be at the Sabes Jewish Community Center.


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    The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute announces 2015 LEMKIN SCHOLARSHIP program for foreign students and PhD candidates. Raphael Lemkin scholarship is intended to enable foreign students, who specialize in genocide studies, especially in the Armenian Genocide, to visit Armenia for a month to conduct research in local scientific institutions and libraries.

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  • A Cinematic Look at Political Violence in Latin America

    Fridays, October and November 2014
    Room 710 Social Sciences
    Presented by Paula Cuellar, 2014-2015 Badzin Fellow in Holocaust & Genocide Studies


    From the dictatorships of the Southern Cone to the civil wars that took place in Central America, the selected films will provide a lens into the systematic and widespread human rights violations that were perpetrated by state authorities during the last decades of the past century. By depicting the different situations lived in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Guatemala, El Salvador, the viewers will be able to explore the darkest moments of the history of Latin America in the twentieth century through the arts. In addition to the films we will have discussions on the different implications that the particular forms of violence had for every country.

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