January 2013 Archives

Enemies of the People
Snagfilms
1-28-2013

Memory Since Day One
by Alejandro Baer

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On April 19th, 1945, only a few days after American troops had liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp, thousands of survivors gathered at its Appellplatz (the roll call square) and took the following oath: "We will not stop fighting until the last perpetrator is brought before the judges of the people! Our watchword is the destruction of Nazism from its roots. Building a new world of peace and freedom is our goal. This is our responsibility to our murdered comrades and their relatives."

After the Buchenwald Oath was read aloud, the survivors raised their hands and said: "We swear". This was probably the first act of Holocaust memory ever performed.


Interdisciplinary Workshop for Graduate Students and Faculty Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence Studies
Friday, January 25, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Room 710 Social Sciences Building

Hollie Nyseth Brehm will focus on two concurrent projects that she is pursuing, including her dissertation and a collaborative effort with Dr. Chris Uggen (Sociology). Both projects seek to better understand aspects of genocide. On Friday she will focus on the case of Rwanda and explore why certain regions in Rwanda saw more killings as well as why violence started comparatively earlier in some regions.

Read Hollie Nyseth Brehm's article The Crime of Genocide as seen in the CHGS December newsletter, posted on the Society Pages by clicking here.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop please contact Shannon Golden .

Updated schedule: CHGS Workshop schedule 1-21-2013.pdf

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