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Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) promotes academic research, education and public awareness on the Shoah, other genocides and current forms of mass violence. Your generous support is key to maintaining the important work of the Center, advancing the hightest quality of scholarship, programs, and educational resources.

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.

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.

Center News

CHGS Spring 2017 Programming & Events Calendar | CHGS 20th Anniversary

Thursday, January 26, 7:00 PM
Beth El Synagogue, 5225 Barry Street West, St. Louis Park
*International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration* 
FATHER PATRICK DESBOIS
"A Voice of Conscience"
Organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, cosponsored by CHGS, St. Cloud State University Center for Holocaust & Genocide Education, and Beth El Synagogue Jewish Institute of Life and Learning.

Thursday, February 2, 4:30 PM 
Humphrey Forum
EDMON MARUKYAN, Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
Principled Voices: "Fighting Corruption and Advocating for Human Rights in Armenia"
Organized by the Human Rights Program, cosponsored by CHGS, the College of Liberal Arts, the Institute of Global Studies, and the Arsham and Ohanessian Chair.

Friday, February 3, 10:10 AM
155 Blegen
PAUL ROBERT MAGOCSI, University of Toronto
"Jews and Ukrainians: A Millenium of Co-Existence"
Organized by the Center for Austrian Studies, cosponsored by CHGS and the Center for Jewish Studies.

February 7, 2017, 11:45 AM
135 Nicholson Hall
MICHAEL BERKOWITZ, University College London
"American Jews, Photography, and Moviemaking During the Second World War: An Alternative Cultural History"
Organized by the Center for Jewish Studies, cosponsored by CHGS.
 
Tuesday, February 7, 7:30 PM 
Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Avenue, St. Paul
MICHAEL BERKOWITZ, University College London
"Rascals, Fugitives, and Gentlemen: The Hidden History of Jews and Photojournalism"
Organized by the Center for Jewish Studies, cosponsored by CHGS and the History Department.

Tuesday, February 14, 2:30 PM
Best Buy Theater - Northrop Auditorium
ROGER GRUNWALD
"The Mitzvah Project"
A one-man performance and presentation about the "Mischlinge" - Nazi soldiers of Jewish descent
Organized by CHGS with the Center for Jewish Studies and the Human Rights Program.

Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 PM 
Weisman Art Museum
DARCY BUERKLE, Smith College
Charlotte Salomon’s Art, Autobiography and the Holocaust
Organized by the Center for Jewish Studies, cosponsored by CHGS and the Center for Austrian Studies.

Sunday, April 2, 2:00 PM
Fort Snelling State Park
IYEKIYAPIWIN DARLENE ST. CLAIR, St. Cloud State University
Tour of Bdote, sacred Dakota site at Ft. Snelling State Park
Organized by CHGS.

Thursday - Saturday, April 6 - 8 
*International Symposium* 
"Comparative Genocide Studies and the Holocaust: Conflict and Convergence"
Organized by CHGS with the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair. Made possible by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace Studies of the Minneapolis Foundation. 

Thursday, April 6, 7:00 PM 
Coffman Theater, Coffman Memorial Union
*Symposium Keynote and 2017 Ohanessian Lecture* 
 TIMOTHY SNYDER, Yale University
"The Politics of Mass Killing: Past and Present"
Organized by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair, cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Center for Austrian Studies, and the University of St. Thomas' Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, Aquinas Chair in Theology and Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences, and Grants and Research Office. Made possible with support from the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Fund for Justice and Peace Studies of the Minneapolis Foundation.

Tuesday, April 11, 2:30 PM
Book release event with:
PHILIP SPENCER, Kingston University
"Antisemitism and the Left: The Return of the Jewish Question"
and BRUNO CHAOUAT, UMN
"Is Theory Good for the Jews?"
Organized by CHGS.

Wednesday, April 19 
Sabes Jewish Community Center
*Exhibition Opening* 
"[Re]Telling: Holocaust Art" exhibit opening and reception for UMN visiting scholar YEHUDIT SHENDAR
Organized by CHGS and the Sabes Jewish Community Center. Made possible with support from the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace Studies of the Minneapolis Foundation, and the Howard B. & Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment, a fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation's Foundation.

Thursday, April 20, 4:00 PM 
SERGE AVEDIKIAN, Director
Screening of "Nous avons bu la même eau" ("We Drank the Same Water"), a film about the Armenian Genocide, and Q&A with film director Serge Avedikian
Organized by CHGS and the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair. 

Wednesday, April 26 
Influx Space, Regis Center for Art
YEHUDIT SHENDAR, retired Museum Deputy Director and Senior Art Curator, Yad Vashem
"Yad Vashem: Beyond the Museum," talk and virtual tour of Israel’s Holocaust memorial
Organized by CHGS, cosponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, Center for Austrian Studies, and Center for Jewish Studies. Made possible by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace Studies of the Minneapolis Foundation.

Wednesday, May 3 
120 Andersen Library"Conveying the Unspeakable: Art and the History Museum," panel event featuring:
YEHUDIT SHENDAR, Deputy Director and Senior Art Curator, Yad Vashem
DANIEL SPOCK, Director, Minnesota History Center Museum
LIN NELSON-MAYSON, Director, UMN Goldstein Museum of Design
Organized by CHGS. Made possible by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace Studies of the Minneapolis Foundation. 

Tuesday, May 9 
"Teaching the Holocaust through Art" educator workshop featuring YEHUDIT SHENDAR and local educators
Organized by CHGS. Made possible by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace Studies of the Minneapolis Foundation.

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