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Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) promotes academic research, education and public awareness on the Shoah, other genocides and current forms of mass violence. CHGS relies on your generous support to help us maintain and fulfill our mission.

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  • Student Opportunities

    CHGS guides and mentors undergraduate and graduate students by organizing courses and workshops, offering grants and fellowships and providing unique opportunities for interaction with leading experts in the field. To find out more click here.

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  • Professional and Educational Resources

    CHGS supports educators through interactive workshops and institutes, facilitated by leading experts of Holocaust and genocide education. CHGS's website offers a myriad of resources for teaching age appropriate lessons about the Holocaust and genocide. To learn more click here.

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  • Bearing Witness 70 Years after the Liberation of Auschwitz

    Featuring Artist Felix de la Concha's
    "Portraits and Conversations with Survivors of the Shoah"
    A multi-media art project that delves into the act of bearing witness
    5:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Weisman Art Museum
    Monday, January 26, 2015

    Free and open to the public reservations required
    Please make your reservations by clicking here or calling the event line at
    612-424-3624. Parking available in the Weisman Art Musem garage.

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    The Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies and its campus and community partners invite you to a special evening of events to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

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  • Apollo Club Male Chorus Present Special Concert

    The Liberation of Auschwitz
    with special guests James Andrews, dancer, and Aaron James, baritone
    Tuesday, January 27
    7:00 P.M.
    Ted Mann Concert Hall
    Tickets available by clicking here.


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  • New Topics course on 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide announced for Spring 2015

    The Armenian Genocide: Disrupted History, Fractured Identities
    Global Studies 5900-Sec. 003
    Bi-weekly: Thursday's 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
    1 credit advanced seminar
    Dr. Artyom H. Tonoyan, Baylor University


    The course will explore the socio-historical dimensions of the Armenian Genocide and the contemporary effects of its denial on Armenian and Turkish societies. Particular emphasis will be placed on the rise of Turkish nationalism, the structure of the Armenian Genocide, particularly its social and ideological components, and the efforts to deal with the fallout of the extermination of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.

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