Holocaust & Genocide Education

We support educators through workshops and institutes and by offering a myriad of resources for teaching age-appropriate lessons about the Holocaust and genocide

Wednesday, November 13. Workshop. "Facilitating Difficult Discussions in the Classroom: An Educator Workshop"
6:00-8:00pm, 680 Social Sciences Building.
Please register your interest, details to follow. Presented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies,
cosponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and Department of History.

Education Resources


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."