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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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  • 100 Years of Genocide: Student Conference Call for Papers

    As we approach the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Human Rights Program and the Institute for Global Studies will be hosting three days of events to commemorate this centennial. The events will include the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Lecture featuring Professor Bedros Der Matossian, which is open to the public (April 23), a student conference, entitled "One Hundred Years of Genocide" (April 24) and a K-16 teacher workshop (April 25). The objectives of these events are to promote public understanding of the genocide and the fates of those who lost their lives and those who escaped. The events will also analyze responses by the international community (and/or lack thereof), and discuss the long-term implications for international policy and actions to prevent and respond to genocide. In addition to these events the Armenian Community of Minnesota will also be commemorating the genocide with there own special programming.

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  • Surviving Forced Disappearance: Identity and Meaning

    A Conversation with Gabriel Gatti (Prof. of Sociology, University of the Basque Country)
    Thursday, November 20
    Room 710 Social Sciences
    (Spanish with translation)

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  • Bystanders, Rescuers or Perpetrators? The Neutrals and the Shoah-Facts, Myths and Counter Myths Conference in Madrid, Spain

    The international conference will be held at Centro Sefarad-Israel in Madrid, Spain on November 24 and 26 and will aim at addressing the following issues: The neutral countries' reactions to Nazi anti-Jewish policies and their own policies on Jewish refugees;Their response to the German ultimatum of 1943 to either repatriate Jews with citizenship from their respective countries who lived in Nazi-occupied Europe or to allow their deportation;The genesis and long-lasting effects of "rescue myths", the current state of the discussion regarding the neutral countries' positions during the Holocaust;The dealing with the history of the Jewish persecution in state fact-finding commissions and committees of historians;Approaches to Holocaust education in neutral countries.Holocaust public memory (ceremonies, memorials, museums) and memory politics in neutral countries.

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  • 2013-2014 Annual Report available online

    The CHGS annual report is now available in PDF on our website. The report includes highlights of programs, events and articles that took place in the last year. To directly view the report click here.

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