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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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

The University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Department of History invite applications from current doctoral students in the UMN College of Liberal Arts for the Bernard and Fern Badzin Graduate Fellowship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies for the academic year 2015-16.

The Badzin Fellowship will pay a stipend of $18,000, the cost of tuition and health insurance, and $1,000 toward the mandatory graduate student fees. All application materials must be received by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies electronically at, no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, March 13, 2015.

As we approach the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Human Rights Program and the Institute for Global Studies will be hosting three days of events to commemorate this centennial. The events will include the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Lecture featuring Professor Bedros Der Matossian, which is open to the public (April 23), a student conference, entitled "One Hundred Years of Genocide" (April 24) and a K-16 teacher workshop (April 25). The objectives of these events are to promote public understanding of the genocide and the fates of those who lost their lives and those who escaped. The events will also analyze responses by the international community (and/or lack thereof), and discuss the long-term implications for international policy and actions to prevent and respond to genocide. In addition to these events the Armenian Community of Minnesota will also be commemorating the genocide with there own special programming.

Tuesday, December 9
7:00-9:00 pm
William Mitchell College of Law
Presented by World Without Genocide


Open to the public, no reservations necessary. $10 general public, $5 students and seniors. Free to Mitchell students.
$35 2 standard CLE credits, $35 2 POST credits, 2 educator clock hours.

Paula Cuellar Cuellar, Department of History and Badzin Fellow in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
HGMV Workshop
Friday, December 5
Room 710 Social Sciences Building

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The international conference will be held at Centro Sefarad-Israel in Madrid, Spain on November 24 and 26 and will aim at addressing the following issues: The neutral countries' reactions to Nazi anti-Jewish policies and their own policies on Jewish refugees;Their response to the German ultimatum of 1943 to either repatriate Jews with citizenship from their respective countries who lived in Nazi-occupied Europe or to allow their deportation;The genesis and long-lasting effects of "rescue myths", the current state of the discussion regarding the neutral countries' positions during the Holocaust;The dealing with the history of the Jewish persecution in state fact-finding commissions and committees of historians;Approaches to Holocaust education in neutral countries.Holocaust public memory (ceremonies, memorials, museums) and memory politics in neutral countries.


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