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.
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 Educational Materials (lesson plans, etc.) on the UMN Digital Conservancy
- CHGS image collections and public library collection (see open hours here)
- 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