Category Archives: Genocide Education

Resolution against Denial of the Armenian Genocide and for its Recognition in the U.S. House of Representatives

Excerpted from Asbarez, April 9, 2019. New Armenian Genocide Resolution Locks-In Official Recognition, Rejects Turkey’s Denial, Encourages Public Education. Representatives Schiff and Bilirakis joined by over 70 U.S. House Colleagues in Launching Bipartisan Resolution WASHINGTON—On the eve of the Capitol Hill Armenian Genocide Observance, Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)  were joined by more

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Harut Sassounian: Azerbaijan’s destruction of Armenian monuments exceeds ISIS crimes

“A groundbreaking forensic report tracks Azerbaijan’s destruction of 89 medieval churches, 5,480 intricate cross-stones, and 22,700 tombstones,” is the subtitle of an incredible article by Simon Maghakyan and Sarah Pickman, published in the Hyperallergic Magazine last week. The article is titled: “A Regime Conceals its Erasure of Indigenous Armenian Culture.” In April 2011, when the

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Israeli and Polish Students Together Memorialize the Holocaust at Auschwitz

A report of a remarkable ceremony at Auschwitz in March 2019 tells of Israeli and Polish students standing side by side reading out the names of their relatives who were murdered in the Holocaust at Auschwitz-Birkenau and other death camps. As is widely known, the Polish government in recent years has gone to an extreme

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ELIE WIESEL GENOCIDE AND ATROCITIES PREVENTION ACT SIGNED INTO LAW

On January 14, 2019, President Donald Trump signed the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act, a ground-breaking genocide prevention law, overwhelmingly adopted by the Senate and House, which codifies earlier measures including those implemented by the Obama Administration, and puts in place a set of clear policies and processes to prevent new atrocities. The

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A Deadly Serious Satire on Israel Failing to Recognize Other Genocides

The Knesset voted down a bill on Wednesday that would have recognized that the Yazidi people, a Kurdish religious minority with a presence in Iraq and Syria and the surrounding region, had been victims of genocide. Fifty-eight Knesset members voted against the bill, which was sponsored by Zionist Union Knesset member Ksenia Svetlova, while 38

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U.N. International Days of Commemoration – All Victims of All Genocides and International Holocaust Day

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF COMMEMORATION AND DIGNITY OF THE VICTIMS OF THE CRIME OF GENOCIDE AND OF THE PREVENTION OF THIS CRIME In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.

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Editorial Statement on recognition in Israel of the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF COMMEMORATION OF VICTIMS OF GENOCIDE AND OF ITS PREVENTION

December 9 is a day proclaimed by the United Nations as a memorial to all the victims of genocide of all peoples: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF COMMEMORATION OF VICTIMS OF GENOCIDE AND OF ITS PREVENTION. December 9 is the day that in 1945 the United Nations passed the U.N. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of

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Editorial: What Yad Vashem Doesn’t Understand and Doesn’t Present

The Armenian studies program and the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State University, California together with the Memorial de la Shoah of Paris are exhibiting “Genocides of the Twentieth Century.” The exhibition was designed, created and distributed by the Memorial de la Shoah in Paris – curators Georges ben Soussan, Joel Kotek, and Yves Ternon.

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Yehuda Bauer Decries Israel’s Approval of Polish Censorship of Holocaust Information as “Betrayal, Betrayal, Betrayal…,” and also Calls Israel’s Failure to Recognize the Armenian Genocide a “Betrayal”

Professor Yehuda Bauer, doyen of Holocaust studies in the world, who is academic advisor to Yad Vashem said in a radio interview about Poland’s newly announced position of suspending criminal penalties in a law that criminalized blaming Poles for Nazi crimes, that Yad Vashem/Israel’s approval of the correction “borders on betrayal” Bauer said about the

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A Resounding Commitment to Democracy by New Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, who Is Hailed by Time Magazine as One of Four People Who Have Fought to Defend Democracy

Armenia’s new prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, led the protests that toppled the previous government of Armenia.  He insists, “I had no personal motivations.  All I wanted was to win freedom and happiness for my homeland and people… From the very first day, we kept saying we would not to resort to violence against anyone, even

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Israel Yields to Poland’s Narrative

Excerpts from article on June 28, 2019 in Haaretz in response to Poland’s law forbidding reference to Polish participation in the Holocaust. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave Poland a real treasure in return  recognition of Poland’s narrative. The joint declaration, which (for good reason) the two leaders read in English rather than in their voters’ languages, made

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USC Shoah Foundation Acquires Testimonies from Armenian Genocide Survivors

Published in the California Courier (March 15, 2018). The USC Shoah Foundation announced the receipt of one of the largest collections of testimonies from survivors of the Armenian Genocide. The testimonies were recorded over several decades beginning in the 1970’s by Richard Hovannisian, a leading scholar on the genocide and the son of a genocide

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Israel and Poland Find It Difficult to Acknowledge the Facts of History

Fisk, Robert (15 February 2018). In the cases of two separate holocausts, Israel and Poland find it difficult to acknowledge the facts of history. London Independent. Reprinted with permission of the author. While Poland has decided to outlaw any claims that their countrymen participated in the  extermination of the Jews, Israel continues to ignore the

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Shamai Davidson, MD 1926-1986

Professor Shamai Davidson, MD, at the time of his death, Director of the Shalvata Mental Health Hospital and Center, and Associate Director of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem, was one of the three founders of the Institute – together with Eli Wiesel and Israel Charny. Shamai Davidson dedicated himself in particular

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Poland Seeks to Criminalize any Reference to Polish Participation in the Holocaust

Published in the California Courier January 28, 2018 – The Polish parliament has approved a law that forbids use of the term “Polish Death Camp,” and forbids any other mention of the participation of the Poles in crimes committed during the Holocaust.  Anyone who violates the law, including non-Polish citizens, will be liable to receive a

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SPECIAL AUTHOR’S DISCOUNTS OF 30%: THE GENOCIDE CONTAGION / A DEMOCRATIC MIND / PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR A DEMOCRATIC MIND

  The Genocide Contagion: How We Commit and Confront Holocaust and Genocide. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.  Awarded SPIRITUALITY AND PRACTICE BOOK AWARD 2016.  Click here for discount order form — Special 30% discount available only from author. Click here to see endorsements and reviews.  A Democratic Mind: Psychology and Psychiatry with Fewer Meds and More Soul.

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Yair Auron Asks What In the World Perpetrators of War Crimes and Genocide are Doing as Visitors to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem?

“How do we act with regard to genocide committed by other nations?  We deny the Armenian Genocide.  The State of Israel (and not private arms dealers) sold arms to the government of Rwanda at the time they were committing the most rapid genocide in history.  Israeli government authorities prevent scrutiny of the documents that reveal

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Publication of Worksheet for Describing and Categorizing a Genocidal Event

Charny, Israel W. (July 19, 2016).  Worksheet for Describing and Categorizing a Genocidal Event: A New Tool for Assembling More Objective Data and Classifying Events of Mass Killing. Social Sciences, 5(3), 31. For the pdf version, click here. For the pdf of the Worksheet Chart for Describing and Categorizing a Genocidal Event, click here.

New Books on Rescuers by Yair Auron

About the Circassians/Muslims אורון, יאיר (2016). הבנאליות של החמלה: על הצלת ילידים יהודים בכפר הצ’ירקסי-מוסלמי בסלניי שבקווקז ב-1942.  תל אביב: רסלינג. About Charles Aznavour’s Family אורון, יאיר (2016) (מצילימ (צדיקים) ולוחמים: משפחת אזנבור ו “המודעה האדומה” בפריס הכבושה על-ידי הצבא הנאצי [Rescuers (Righteous) and Warriors: The Aznavour Family and the “Red Poster” in Occupied Paris by

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Steven Leonard Jacobs Publications and Lecture including on Lemkin

1) “Lemkin on Three Genocides: Comparing His Writings on the Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek Genocides” in George N. Shirinian, ed., Genocide in the Ottoman Empire: Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks, 1913-1923 (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2017), 253-273. 2) “We Charge Genocide: A Historical Petition All but Forgotten and Unknown” in Scott W. Murray, ed.,

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Unique Cooperative Planting by Israelis and Palestinians

Palestinian Authority’s President Abbas and Other Palestinian Leaders Joined Jewish Israelis in Memorable Planting of Olive Trees A noteworthy event where Israelis and Palestinians celebrated together took place on February 11, 2017 in Neveh Shalom, Israel, the only shared Jewish and Palestinian community in Israel. Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the PA, sent an olive

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NIGHT by Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel was a co-founder of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem together with Israel W. Charny and the late Shamai Davidson, M.D. Newly Unearthed Version of Elie Wiesel’s Seminal Work Is a Scathing Indictment of God, Jewish World  In Wiesel’s uncensored Hebrew ‘Night’ manuscript, unveiled here for the first time, the

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