Holocaust & Genocide Education
Comparative Genocide Studies and the
Holocaust: Conflict and Convergence
International symposium and educator
workshop (April 8)
Teaching the Holocaust through Art
Educator workshop featuring Yehudit
Shendar and local educators (May 9)
We support educators through workshops and institutes and by offering a myriad of resources for teaching age-appropriate lessons about the Holocaust and genocide.
We define the Holocaust as the destruction of six million European Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933-1945. We draw on two definitions of genocide:
1. As established by the 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide: Genocides are "acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group."
2. As defined by historical sociologist Helen Fein: "Genocide is a series of purposeful actions by a perpetrator(s) to destroy a collectivity through mass or selective murders of group members and suppressing the biological and social reproduction of the collectivity."
- CHGS Genocide Education Outreach (GEO) program
- CHGS Collections and reference library
- Teaching resources in the UMN Digital Conservancy
- Our growing list of subject-specific pages (not an exhaustive list of genocides):
- Minnesota Holocaust Survivor Testimony
- Teaching through Art
- Resources from The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum