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

National History Day Library Guide
Date: By Appointment 
Theme: Triumph and Tragedy in History
Place: O. Meredith Wilson Library
Cost: $0
Genocide Education Outreach (GEO) Program
Community outreach project connecting educational institutions
with graduate students for guest lectures or workshops on a topic
matching community need.
Contact: call 612-624-6527 or email chgs@umn.edu






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."