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

UPCOMING EDUCATOR OPPORTUNITY:
Wednesday, November 13. Workshop. "'The Great Replacement': Conspiracy Theories
and Far-right Mass Violence in the Trump Era." 6:00pm, 1210 Heller Hall. 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

Definitions:

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."