DIRECTORY OF ORGANIZATIONS FOR GENOCIDE AWARENESS

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Compiiled by Marc I. Sherman, M.L.S

Please see below for Genocide Prevention Organizations, Scholarly Organizations, University Affiliated Centers, Holocaust Organizations, Armenian Genocide Organizations, Cambodian Genocide, Kurdish Genocide, Tamil Genocide and Ukraine Genocide of 1932-1933 Organizations.

GENOCIDE PREVENTION ORGANIZATIONS

International Crisis Group (Belgium)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: Brussels Headquarters 149 Avenue Louise Level 24 B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel.: +32-2-502 90 38
Fax.: +32-2-502 50 38
Country: Belgium
Email: brussels@crisisgroup.org
Website: http://www.crisisgroup.org/

The International Crisis Group is now generally recognized as the world’s leading independent, non-partisan, source of analysis and advice to governments, and intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations, European Union and World Bank, on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. Crisis Group was founded in 1995 as an international non-governmental organization on the initiative of a group of well known transatlantic figures who despaired at the international community’s failure to anticipate and respond effectively to the tragedies in the early 1990s of Somalia, Rwanda and Bosnia. They are generally seen as playing a major role in six main ways:

  • ringing early warning alarm bells, in the monthly CrisisWatch bulletin, and in specific ‘conflict alerts’, e.g. in Ethiopia-Eritrea, Darfur, Georgia-Russia, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan; contributing, on both process and substance, behind the scenes support and advice to critical peace negotiations, eg in Sudan, Burundi, Northern Uganda, Zimbabwe, Aceh, Nepal and Kenya;
  • producing highly detailed analysis and advice on specific policy issues in scores of conflict or potential conflict situations around the world, helping policymakers in the UN Security Council, regional organisations, donor countries and others with major influence, and in the countries at risk themselves, do better in preventing, managing and resolving conflict, and in rebuilding after it: recent examples include Iraq (particularly the Kirkuk issue), Guinea, Colombia, Sudan’s Southern Kordofan, Haiti, Tajikistan and Bangladesh;
  • providing detailed information unobtainable elsewhere on developments regarding conflict, mass violence and terrorism of particular utility to policymakers, eg on the Jemaah Islamiyah in Indonesia, the many jihadi groups in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the Islamic Courts in Somalia; offering new strategic thinking on some of the world’s most intractable conflicts and crises, challenging or refining prevailing wisdom, e.g. on the Iran nuclear issue, the role of Islamism worldwide, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the way forward in Myanmar/Burma, Cyprus, Kosovo, Iraq and the Western Sahara;
  •  strongly supporting a rules-based, rather than force-based, international order, in particular significantly influencing UN resolutions and institutional structures in relation to the new international norm of the ‘responsibility to protect’. (As retrieved from the group’s website)

Gendercide Watch (Canada)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: Edmonton, Alberta
Country: Canada
Email: office@gendercide.org
Website: http://www.gendercide.org

Gendercide Watch seeks to confront acts of gender-selective mass killing around the world. They believe that such atrocities against ordinary men and women constitute one of humanity’s worst blights, and one of its greatest challenges in the new millennium. (Retrieved from the organization’s website)

Aegis Trust – Holocaust Educational and Memorial Centre (England)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: Aegis Trust at the Holocaust Educational and Memorial Centre Holocaust Educational and Memorial Centre Laxton Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0PA
Tel.: +44 (0) 1623 836 627
Fax.: +44 (0) 1623 36 647
Zipcode: NG22 OPA
Country: United Kingdom
Email: office@aegistrust.org
Website: http://www.aegistrust.org

The Aegis Trust campaigns against crimes against humanity and genocide. Aegis runs the Kigali Memorial Centre in Rwanda (with Kigali City Council) and the Holocaust Memorial and Educational Centre in the UK. It also provides research and advocacy support for the All Party Parliamentary Groups on the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity in the UK and Canada. Aegis runs ‘Wanted for War Crimes’ a new project designed to bring suspected war criminals to justice and campaigns for a sustainable peace in Sudan. (Retrieved from the trust’s web site)

International Alert (London)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: 346 Clapham Road London SW9 9AP United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7627 6800
Fax.: +44 (0) 20 7627 6900
Zipcode: SW9 9AP
Country: United Kingdom
Email: info@international-alert.org
Website: http://www.international-alert.org/

Description: International Alert is an independent peace building organization working in over 20 countries and territories around world. Our dual approach involves working directly with people affected by violent conflict as well as at government, EU and UN levels to shape both policy and practice in building sustainable peace. (Retrieved from the organization’s website).

Supporting Survivors of the Rwandan Genocide (SURF)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: Survivors Fund 27 Gondar Gardens London NW6 1EP United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 (0)20 7617 7121
Country: South Africa
Email: enquiries(at)survivors-fund.org.uk
Website: http://survivors-fund.org.uk/annual-reports/how-surf-is-run-2/

Survivors Fund (SURF) was founded by Mary Kayitesi Blewitt OBE, a British citizen of Rwandan origin. Mary lost over 50 members of her family in the genocide and helped establish the first survivors’ organisations in Rwanda working for the Rwandan Ministry of Rehabilitation from July 1994. On her return to the UK in 1995 she began to support survivors through establishing SURF, registering the organisation in the UK as a charity (No. 1065705) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 03411565).

Survivors Fund (SURF) continues today to rebuild the lives of survivors of the Rwandan genocide. All our work is informed and underpinned by four guiding principles. SURF is:

– Committed over the long term to survivors and partners in Rwanda and the UK.
– Independent and flexible in its response to the priorities of survivors.
– Identifying activities to fund that are high impact and sustainable.
– Building the capacity of its partners to deliver programmes.

Holistic programmes are developed and delivered by survivor-led organisations including AVEGA (Association of Widows of the Genocide) and AERG (Student’s Association of Survivors), with technical support from SURF. Any one angle of assistance – be it medical, economic or social – would be an incomplete answer. Thus the programmes range from healthcare to house building, education to entrepreneurship.

International League Against Racism and Antisemitism (LICRA) (France)
Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et l’Antisémitisme
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: International League Against Racism and Antisemitism (LICRA), Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et l’Antisémitisme 42, rue du Louvre – 75001 PARIS
Tel.: 01 45 08 08 08
Fax.: 01 45 08 18 18
Country: France
Email: international@licra.org
Website: http://www.licra.org/

Truth and Reconciliation Commission (South Korea)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: 3F Maeil Business Center 30-1 1-ga Pil-dong Jung-gu Seoul 110-728 South Korea
Fax.: 82-2-3406-2543
Country: South Korea
Website: http://jinsil.go.kr/english/

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established on the 1st of December 2005 under the Framework Act on Clearing up Past Incidents for Truth and Reconciliation. To reveal the truth of our history, we investigate past incidents, such as anti-Japanese movements during Japanese rule, the history of Koreans residing abroad before and after the Korean War, and civilian massacres that occurred from August 15, 1945 to the end of the authoritarian regimes. (Retrieved from the commission’s website)

International Criminal Court (Netherlands)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: Maanweg, 174 2516 AB, The Hague The Netherlands
Tel.: + 31 (0)70 515 8515
Fax.: +31 (0)70 515 8555
Country: Netherlands
Email: otp.informationdesk@icc-cpi.int
Website: http://www.icc-cpi.int/home.html

Description: The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. The ICC is an independent international organization, and is not part of the United Nations system. Its seat is at The Hague in the Netherlands. Although the Court’s expenses are funded primarily by States Parties, it also receives voluntary contributions from governments, international organisations, individuals, corporations and other entities. (Retrieved from the court’s website).

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) (Netherlands)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: Churchillplein 1 2517 JW The Hague, The Netherlands
Country: Netherlands
Website: http://www.icty.org/

Description: The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is a United Nations court of law dealing with war crimes that took place during the conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990’s. Since its establishment in 1993 it has irreversibly changed the landscape of international humanitarian law and provided victims an opportunity to voice the horrors they witnessed and experienced.

AVEGA-AGAHOZ Association of Genocide Widows (Kigali, Rwanda)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: AVEGA-AGAHOZ Association of Genocide Widows PO 1535 Kigali, Rwanda
Tel.: +250 516125
Fax.: +250 516126
Email: avega@rwanda1.com
Website: http://www.avega.org.rw/English.html

AVEGA-AGAHOZ was formed to address the needs of survivors of the Rwandan Genocide,
including: widows. Orphans, children who have become the heads of household, those who have lost some or all of their children, the elderly, and the handicapped.
AVEGA-AGAHOZO, is a non-profit organization conceived and finally created on January 15th 1995 , by 50 widows who themselves are genocide survivors. The association was approved by Ministerial decree n°156/05 on 30th October 1995. (Retrieved from the association’s website).

Bringing Together Genocide Survivors – IBUKA (Rwanda)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Country: Rwanda
Email: info@ibuka.rw
Website: http://ibuka.rw

Description: IBUKA is the peak, or ‘umbrella’, organization for genocide survivors’ associations in Rwanda. IBUKA is independent, non-profit, and is legally recognized by the government of Rwanda. The word ‘Ibuka’ means “remember”. IBUKA was created by survivors one year after the genocide in Rwanda, and represents survivors across the country. By remembering the past, we can help the survivors. And we can also help the generations to come so that they may live in peace.

Friends of Rwanda, Inc (Rwanda and Atlanta, Georgia)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: Friends of Rwanda, Inc PO Box 347125 Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Tel.: 678-654-6871
Country: United States
Email: admin@friendsofrwanda.org
Website: http://www.friendsofrwanda.org/

Friends of Rwanda, Inc., whose objective is to raise awareness about the plight of children orphaned by the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda, was founded by a group of Rwandans and Americans. The organization is incorporated in the state of Tennessee. Friends of Rwanda, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non profit organization that raises money to help orphaned children in Rwanda with academic assistance. (Retrieved from the organization’s website).

One Dollar Campaign (Rwanda)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation The One Dollar Campaign P.O BOX 176 Kigali Rwanda
Tel.: +250 0788 43 24, +250 0788 54 15
Country: Rwanda
Email: info@1dollarcampaign.org
Website: www.1dollarcampaign.org

Description: The “Diaspora One Dollar Campaign for Genocide Survivors” is a project developed by the Rwandan Diaspora community members living in all corners of the globe and supported by DGD in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (www.minaffet.gov.rw). Or (www.rdgn.org). Our partners include the associations advocating for interests of vulnerable genocide survivors such as IBUKA, AVEGA, and AERG, in collaboration with the commission to fight against genocide (CNLG) etc, are continuously specifically advocating for these children. PDF doc for one dollar in all languages. (Retrieved from the organization’s website)

Darfur Peace and Development Centre (Switzerland)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: 8510 Uster Switzerland
Country: Switzerland
Website: www.region-darfur.org

Description: This NGO works in sustainably developing Darfur. (Retrieved from the organizations’s website).

Office of the Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide (United Nations)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Country: United States
Website: http://www.un.org/preventgenocide/adviser/

As appears on the UN’s website:
The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide acts as a catalyst to raise awareness of the causes and dynamics of genocide, to alert relevant actors where there is a risk of genocide, and to advocate and mobilize for appropriate action.

The Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect leads the conceptual, political, institutional and operational development of the Responsibility to Protect.

The mandates of the two Special Advisers are distinct but complementary. The efforts of their Office include alerting relevant actors to the risk of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, enhancing the capacity of the United Nations to prevent these crimes, including their incitement, and working with Member States, regional and sub-regional arrangements, and civil society to develop more effective means of response when they do occur.

The role of the United Nations in preventing genocide The foundation of the United Nations is closely linked to the desire of the international community to avert horrors such as the ones perpetrated during the Second World War. Through their mandates, operational activities and field presence in most countries, UN agencies, departments and programmes contribute to the prevention of genocide in a variety of ways, including by supporting equitable development, promoting the protection of human rights, providing humanitarian assistance and interceding to ensure peace, security and stability. In particular, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has the principal responsibility for United Nations human rights activities, including the promotion and protection of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, as well as the coordination of human rights activities throughout the United Nations system. It also services human rights treaty bodies, such as the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and human rights mechanisms, such as the thematic and country rapporteurs, who can provide warnings of the likelihood of genocide and make recommendations. The UN Departments of Political Affairs of Peacekeeping Operations work to ease political crises and threats to peace. Other UN bodies, such as the UN Development Programme, the UN Children’s Fund, the World Food Programme, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, help mitigate or even prevent the circumstances that can lead to genocide.

Students Against Genocide (USA – California)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: Claremont, California
Tel.: 530-756-3600
Country: United States
Email: studentsagainstgenocide@gmail.com
Website: http://www.studentsagainstgenocide.org/

Description: Students Against Genocide (SAG) is led by a committee of students and alumni from the Clarement College in southern California. Founded in 2004, SAG’s primary focus has been raising awareness and funds for victims of genocide in Darfur, Sudan. To date, over 60,000 “Stop Genocide in Sudan” t-shirts have been sold, raising an estimated $200,000 in charitable donations for Darfur-related organizations. SAG has also led and participated in numerous local and national events to raise awareness and advocate for an end to the Darfur genocide (Retrieved from the committee’s web site).

Coalition Against Genocide (USA – Maryland)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: 8480 Baltimore National Pike, #286 Ellicott City, MD 21043
Tel.: (443) 927 9039
Fax.: (443) 927 9039
Country: United States
Email: info@coalitionagainstgenocide.org
Website: http://www.coalitionagainstgenocide.org

Description:The Coalition Against Genocide includes a spectrum of organizations and individuals in the United States and Canada that have come together in response to the Gujarat genocide to demand accountability and justice. (Retrieved from the coalition’s website)

Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation (USA – Massachusetts)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: Facing History and Ourselves 16 Hurd Rd. Brookline, MA 02445
Tel.: 617-232-1595; Toll-free number: 800-856-9039
Country: United States
Website: http://www.facinghistory.org/home

Founded in 1976, the Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation is an international educational and professional development nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives. (Retrieved from the foundation’s website)

Genocide Prevention Project (USA – New York)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: c/o Public Interest Projects 80 Broad Street, Suite 1600 New York, NY
Tel.: (646) 823-2412
Country: United States
Email: info@preventorprotect.org
Website: www.preventorprotect.org

Description: The Genocide Prevention Project, founded in the fall of 2008, seeks to build the public will to call on the international community to take meaningful actions when “early warning” indicators signal possible onset of mass-scale atrocity crimes, and to mobilize resources to avert or halt such ongoing crises and protect civilians from mass atrocity crimes.

The Genocide Prevention Project focuses on public education and advocacy. Our initiatives include the Mass Atrocity Crimes Watch List and Genocide Prevention Month in April 2009. The month is a 30-day commemoration of past genocide and mass atrocity crimes. We are working with genocide survivors and international survivor organizations to generate a civil society call for the implementation of prevention strategies. The Genocide Prevention Project is an initiative of Public Interest Projects, a 501(c)3 public charity in New York. (Retrieved from the project’s website).

Committee on Conscience
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USA – Washington, DC)

Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW Washington, DC 20024-2126
Tel.: (202) 488-0400; TTY: (202) 488-0406
Country: United States
Email: committeeonconscience@ushmm.org
Website: http://www.ushmm.org/conscience/

The Committee on Conscience mandate is to alert the national conscience, influence policy makers, and stimulate worldwide action to confront and work to halt acts of genocide or related crimes against humanity. (Retrieved from the committee’s website)

Genocide Intervention Network (USA – Washington, D.C.)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: 1200 18th Street NW, Suite 320, Washington, D.C 20036
Tel.: 202-559-7405
Country: United States
Email: info@genocideintervention.net
Website: http://www.genocideintervention.net/

Description: Our mission is to empower individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide.

Established in 2005, Genocide Intervention Network is mobilizing the first permanent anti-genocide constituency committed to stopping the worst atrocities around the world. It includes a worldwide coalition of investors, a national fellowship of local leaders across the United States and over 1,000 student chapters at colleges and high schools. We focus on situations of genocide and mass atrocity, which we define as the systematic killing, severe torture or rape of civilians on a massive scale.

Our goals are ambitious, and our mission is critical — we hold world leaders accountable for the commitments they’ve made to prevent genocide and develop targeted programs to impact the lives of those at risk of violence and mass atrocity. We work closely with policy experts, world leaders, and anti-genocide activists in the fight to prevent and end genocide.

We address the root cause of the world’s failure to stop genocides — the lack of political will — by creating an educated and empowered permanent anti-genocide constituency at the national scale. It is this constituent pressure that can make genocide prevention an important and relevant political priority for elected officials and policymakers.

Genocide Intervention Network has expanded its efforts beyond Darfur, to include conflict areas such as Burma, and Democratic Republic of Congo. (Retrieved from the Network’s website).

Genocide Watch (USA – Washington, D.C.)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: Genocide Watch P.O. Box 809, Washington, D.C. 20044
Tel.: + 001 703-448-0222
Country: United States
Email: genocidewatch@aol.com
Website: www.genocidewatch.org
Description: Genocide Watch exists to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder. We seek to raise awareness and influence public policy concerning potential and actual genocide. Our purpose is to build an international movement to prevent and stop genocide. (Retrieved from the organization’s website).

Darfur Peace & Development USA & Sudan (USA – Washington, D.C.)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: 1050 17th St. NW Suite 520 Washington DC, 20036 USA
Tel.: 202-393-8150
Fax.: 202-393-8151
Country: United States
Email: info@darfurpeace.org/
Website: http://www.darfurpeace.org/

Darfur Peace & Development Organization (DPDO) was founded in 2002 by a group of Darfurians in the United States. DPDO is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to a peaceful Darfur that is justly governed and developed in a sustainable manner.
The mission of DPDO is to provide humanitarian relief to victims of the genocide in Darfur, to facilitate just governance, and to enable Darfurians to effectively rebuild and develop their homeland. DPDO implements its programs with the following core values:

-Inclusiveness, diversity, and human dignity
-Exchange of ideas and strategies in a mutually respectful context
-Continuous personal, social, and cultural growth
-Concern for the rule of law and unrestricted access to justice
-Development and distribution of knowledge relevant to Sudanese and those who assist them, and,
-Outreach and advocacy on issues of concern to Sudanese
(Retrieved from the organization’s website)

Save Darfur Coalition (USA – Washington, DC)
Type: Genocide Prevention Organizations
Address: 1025 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 310 Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel.: (800) 917-2034
Fax.: (202) 467-0001
Email: info@savedarfur.org
Website: http://www.savedarfur.org

Description: Around the country and across the globe, the Save Darfur Coalition is inspiring action, raising awareness and speaking truth to power on behalf of the people of Darfur. Working with world leaders, we are demanding an end to the genocide, and our efforts are getting results.

The key to our success is the millions of everyday citizens who have joined our movement. With you and other committed activists by our side, we will end the genocide.

Unity Statement
We stand together and unite our voices to raise public awareness and mobilize a massive response to the atrocities in Sudan’s western region of Darfur.

Responding to a rebellion in 2003, the regime of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and its allied militia, known as the Janjaweed, launched a campaign of destruction against the civilian population of ethnic groups identified with the rebels. They wiped out entire villages, destroyed food and water supplies, stole livestock and systematically murdered, tortured and raped civilians. The Sudanese government’s genocidal, scorched earth campaign has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives through direct violence, disease and starvation, and continues to destabilize the region. Millions have fled their homes and live in dangerous camps in Darfur, and hundreds of thousands are refugees in neighboring Chad. Violence continues today. Ultimately, the fate of the Darfuri people depends on establishing a lasting and just peace in all of Sudan and in the region.

We are committed to the goals that the Save Darfur Coalition advocates for, including:

-Ending the violence against civilians;
-Facilitating adequate and unhindered humanitarian aid;
-Establishing conditions for the safe and voluntary return of displaced people to their homes;
-Promoting the long-term sustainable development of Darfur; and
-Holding the perpetrators accountable.

We call on the United States, other governments, the United Nations and regional organizations to focus their efforts on ending this crisis. (Retrieved from the coalition’s website).

SCHOLARLY ORGANIZATIONS

International Network of Genocide Scholars (INOGS)
Type: Scholarly Organizations
Email: info@inogs.com
Website: http://www.inogs.com/

Description: The International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) was founded 2005 in Berlin, originally as the European Network of Genocide Scholars (ENOGS), a non-profit and non-partisan organization to foster scholarly exchange and academic debate on all aspects of genocide. INoGS is open to researchers, teachers and students from all academic disciplines working on genocide and mass violence. (Retrieved from the network’s website).

International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS)
Type: Scholarly Organizations
Email: info@genocidescholars.org
Website: http://www.genocidescholars.org

Description:The International Association of Genocide Scholars is a global, interdisciplinary, non-partisan organization that seeks to further research and teaching about the nature, causes, and consequences of genocide, and advance policy studies on prevention of genocide. The Association, founded in 1994, meets to consider comparative research, important new work, case studies, the links between genocide and other human rights violations, and prevention and punishment of genocide. A central aim of the Association is to draw academics, activists, artists, genocide survivors, journalists, jurists, public policy makers, and other colleagues into the interdisciplinary study of genocide, with the goal of prevention. Membership is open to interested persons worldwide.(Retrieved from the institute’s website).

Genocide Education Project (USA – California)
Type: Scholarly Organizations
Address: 51 Commonwealth Avenue San Francisco, California 94118
Tel.: (415) 264-4203
Email: info@genocideeducation.org
Website: http://www.genocideeducation.org

Description: The Genocide Education Project is a nonprofit organization that assists educators in teaching about human rights and genocide. (Retrieved from the project’s website).

H-Genocide Discussion Network (USA – Michigan)
Type: Scholarly Organizations
Address: 406 Natural Science Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1115
Tel.: (517) 432.5134
Fax.: (517) 355.8363
Country: United States
Email: help@mail.h-net.msu.edu
Website: http://www.h-net.org/~genocide/

Description: H-Antisemitism, H-Genocide and H-Holocaust are members of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-Antisemitism encourages scholarly discussion of the history of antisemitism and makes available diverse bibliographical, research and teaching aids.

H-Genocide is a discussion network for professional scholars, survivors of genocide, authors, historians and other interested people working in genocide studies and related fields,

H-Holocaust exists so scholars of the Holocaust can communicate with each other using this innovative and exciting new technology. This is primarily, though not exclusively an academic list. Coverage of the list will include the Holocaust itself, and closely related topics like anti-Semitism, and Jewish history in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as closely related themes in the history of WW2, Germany, and international diplomacy. (Retrieved from the organization’s website)

H-Holocaust Discussion Network (USA – Michigan)
Type: Scholarly Organizations
Address: 406 Natural Science Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1115
Tel.: (517) 432-5134
Fax.: (517) 355-8363
Country: United States
Email: help@mail.h-net.msu.edu
Website: http://www.h-net.org/~holoweb/

Description: H-Antisemitism, H-Genocide and H-Holocaust are members of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-Antisemitism encourages scholarly discussion of the history of antisemitism and makes available diverse bibliographical, research and teaching aids.

H-Genocide is a discussion network for professional scholars, survivors of genocide, authors, historians and other interested people working in genocide studies and related fields,

H-Holocaust exists so scholars of the Holocaust can communicate with each other using this innovative and exciting new technology. This is primarily, though not exclusively an academic list. Coverage of the list will include the Holocaust itself, and closely related topics like anti-Semitism, and Jewish history in the 1930s and 1940s, as well as closely related themes in the history of WW2, Germany, and international diplomacy. (Retrieved from the organization’s website).

Institute for the Study of Genocide (USA – New York)
Type: Scholarly Organizations
Address: John Jay College of Criminal Justice 899 Tenth Avenue, Room 325 New York, NY 10019
Country: United States
Email: info@instituteforthestudyofgenocide.org
Website: www.instituteforthestudyofgenocide.org
Description: The Institute for the Study of Genocide is an independent nonprofit organization chartered by the University of the State of New York, located at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. The ISG exists to promote and disseminate scholarship and policy analyses on the causes, consequences, and prevention of genocide. It was founded in 1982 to fill a gap in both the scholarly and the human rights communities which did not recognize the continued prevalence of genocide. (Retrieved from the organization’s website).

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED CENTERS

Centro de Estudios sobre Genocidio (Argentina)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Av. Santa Fe 830 Piso 2 (C1059ABP) Ciudad de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
Tel.: (5411) 4893-2203/2205
Country: Argentina
Email: ceg@untref.edu.ar
Website: http://www.untref.edu.ar/institutos/institutos_ceg_eng.htm

Recognized nationally and internationally for its high quality research, the Genocide Studies Centre is a unique institution in Latin America. Its comparative studies of genocidal social practices form the basis of university courses in Europe, the USA, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay. Since 2003, these studies have been cited regularly in investigations and trials for human rights violations in Argentina.
The objectives of the centre are:

-To develop Genocide Studies in Argentina both through in-house research projects and institutional agreements to promote research, teaching and extramural studies.
-To train genocide specialists by seconding graduate and postgraduate trainees to ongoing projects.
-To teach undergraduate and postgraduate programs at UNTREF and other universities, as well as providing extension programs in the form of seminars, conferences and workshops.
-To publish relevant Argentine, Latin American and international research in the Center’s Revista de Estudios sobre Genocidio.
-To challenge ethnocentric prejudices that influence international research and understanding of genocidal social practices (Retrieved from the centre’s website)

Montreal Institute of Genocide and Human Rights (Canada)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Montreal Institute For Genocide and Human Rights Studies
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8 Canada
Tel.: 514) 848-2424 ext 5729 or 2404
Fax.: (514) 848-4538
Country: Canada
Website: http://migs.concordia.ca/

Description: MIGS was founded in 1986, based in the departments of History and Sociology/Anthropology at Concordia University. In recent years, Concordia faculty members and graduate students from Communications, English, Geography, and Political Science have joined in its work, as have colleagues from McGill and the University of Quebec in Montreal. (Retrieved from the institute’s website).

Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Denmark)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Danish Institute for International Studies Strandgade 56 1401 Copenhagen, Denmark
Tel.: +45 3269 8787
Fax.: +45 3269 8700
Country: Denmark
Email: folkedrab@diis.dk
Website: http://www.diis.dk/sw8010.asp

The Danish Institute of International Studies, Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies is the only research unit in Denmark dedicated to research, dissemination and teaching on the subject of Holocaust, genocidal processes and political mass murder.

DIIS, Holocaust and Genocide, disseminates knowledge on genocide and related processes to the general public, politicians, the media, public institutions, NGO’s and the education sector. This work is carried out in connection with Denmark’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and other instances of genocide in connection with Auschwitz Day, through producing educational material (including websites), and arranging courses for students and teachers. (Retrieved from the department’s website).

Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and Racism at Tel Aviv University (Israel)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Gilman Building, Room 360, Tel Aviv University POB 39040, Ramat Aviv Tel Aviv 69978 Israel
Tel.: 972-3-6408779
Fax.: 972-3-6408383
Country: Israel
Email: anti@post.tau.ac.il
Website: http://www.tau.ac.il/Anti-Semitism/default.htm

Description: The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism is a resource for information, provides a forum for academic discussion, and fosters continuing research on issues related to antisemitic and racist theories and manifestations. The social and political exploitation of these phenomena since the end of World War II, and the influence of their historical background, constitute the principal focus of the Institute. (Retrieved from the organization’s website).

Center for Human Rights Leadership (USA – California)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Claremont McKenna College 850 Columbia Avenue Claremont, California 91711-6420
Tel.: (909) 607-3803
Fax.: (909) 607-9011
Zipcode: 91711-6420
Country: United States
Email: edward.haley@claremontmckenna.edu
Website: http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/holocaust/

The Center’s mission is to instill in students through education and experience the moral insight, knowledge, and skills that will enable them to take leadership roles in opposing genocidal conflict, terrorism, and human rights violations.

The Center’s educational program has as its core a sequence of courses designed to enable students to understand the causes and lessons of the Holocaust and contemporary human rights abuses and genocide.

The Center’s programs offer students the opportunity to work with and gain exposure to scholars, activists, advocates, business and political leaders in four broad areas:

Student internships and projects in leading human rights and Holocaust organizations
Academic study and coursework
Academic research and publication
Conferences and other events
The Center’s human rights fellowships support students to work as interns in leading human rights, genocide and Holocaust organizations.

Students gain practical experience of the ways in which knowledge, political and economic policies, and leadership must be combined to understand and overcome human rights abuses and genocide in today’s world.

The Center also supports course work and research in these fields by faculty and students and brings leading human rights and Holocaust specialists to the campus to speak with students and the larger community. (Retrieved from the center’s website)

State of California Center for Excellence on the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights, and Tolerance (USA – California)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: California State University Chico, California
Email: sedelman@csuchico.edu
Website: www.csuchico.edu/mjs/center/

Holocaust Awareness Institute of the Center for Judaic Studies (USA – Denver)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Center for Judaic Studies Sturm Hall—South East corner of Race and Asbury 2000 E. Asbury Ave., Suite 157 University of Denver Denver, CO 80208-0911
Tel.: 303-871-3020
Fax.: 303-871-3037
Country: United States
Email: shoshana.zeldner@du.edu
Website: http://www.du.edu/cjs/holocaust_awareness_institute.html

Description: The Holocaust Awareness Institute promotes Holocaust awareness and education
in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. The Institute works within the Jewish community, the University of Denver and with people of all faiths and cultures to explore the meaning of the Shoah and its lessons for future generations. (Retrieved from the institute’s website).

Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education (CHHRE) (USA – Florida)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Florida Atlantic University 777 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33431
Tel.: 561-297-2929
Fax.: 561-297-2021
Country: United States
Email: rgatens@fau.edu
Website: www.coe.fau.edu/main/holocaust

Description: The Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education (CHHRE) at Florida Atlantic University presents cutting-edge training and resources to teachers involved in Holocaust and genocide education. The Center offers workshops, advanced seminars, and summer institutes for K-12 teachers working in the fields of history, arts, languages, religion, science, technology, politics, and social studies. The (CCHRE) serves all schools in the counties of Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Glades, and Okeechobee. The Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education prepares teachers to implement the Florida mandate using historical data as well as lessons devised to stimulate discussions on ethics, individual responsibility, nonviolence, and conflict resolution. The Center’s goal is both to edify students about the Holocaust era, but also to apply their knowledge and analytical skills to the events of past and present genocides.(Retrieved from the center’s website).

Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center (USA – Tampa, Florida)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, LIB 122, Tampa, Florida 33620
Tel.: (813) 974-4141
Fax.: (813) 396-9006
Zipcode: 33620
Country: United States
Email: mgreenbe@lib.usf.edu
Website: http://www.lib.usf.edu/holocaust-and-genocide-studies-center/index.html

Description: Recognizing an important opportunity to unify the University of South Florida’s wide-ranging genocide studies initiatives and to contribute to global education and action, the USF Libraries have created a global interdisciplinary center to understand and prevent genocide.

The USF Libraries Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center will become an internationally recognized center for the quality of its collections, research, teaching, and community engagement. To achieve this goal, the Center’s mission is to cross international boundaries to engage information specialists, scholars, educators, students, analysts, and activists in a centralized, interdisciplinary, collaborative, and synergistic approach to genocide education, mental health and public policy, and prevention. (Retrieved from the center’s website)

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (USA, University of Minnesota)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: 760 Social Sciences 267 19th Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tel.: 612-624-0256
Fax.: 612-626-9169
Country: United States
Email: chgs@umn.edu
Website: http://www.chgs.umn.edu

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a resource for information and teaching about the Holocaust and contemporary aspects of genocide as defined by the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide (1948) as well as varying definitions by university scholars and researchers. CHGS is an independent center at the University of Minnesota, established in 1997 with a mixture of private endowment and College of Liberal Arts support. (Retrieved from the center’s website)

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, (USA – St. Cloud University, Minnesota)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: St. Cloud University Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education Miller Center 235 720 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498
Tel.: 001 (320) 308-4205
Fax.: 001 (320) 308-4097
Country: United States
Email: chge@stcloudstate.edu
Website: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/chge/

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education (CHGE) is a resource for information and teaching about the Holocaust and contemporary aspects of genocide. Our purpose is to teach the Holocaust and genocide, and in addition, develop sensitivity to and understanding of anti-Semitism, racism, sexism, hatred, and oppression. Our collections of Holocaust and genocide books and videos are available to SCSU students and surrounding communities. We also provide teaching packets to educators for the purpose of teaching genocide and the Holocaust topics. We invite you to make an appointment to see us if you are interested in materials for your own teaching, or call us if we can be of service to you in your school. (Retrieved from the center’s website)

Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (USA – Webster University, Missouri)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Webster University The Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies Webster University 470 East Lockwood St. Louis, MO 63119-3141
Tel.: (314) 968-7083
Country: United States
Email: humanrights@webster.edu
Website: http://www.webster.edu/depts/artsci/coas_site/center_human.html

Description: The Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies combines support for teaching, research, and service to promote global citizenship among its students, staff, and alumni. Human rights are the foundation for global civil society, and the Institute is an important resource for spurring positive change and inspiring future leaders.

The Institute is uniquely positioned to take advantage of Webster University’s global footprint in order to become a leading hub for human rights education internationally. To get a sense of what is already happening, here are examples of research and study within the Webster community:

    • Undergraduate students have given new meaning to “study abroad” by undertaking humanitarian fieldwork in Thailand.
    • The Geneva campus offers a Refugee Studies program, and its annual Humanitarian Conference is now entering its 16th year.
    • Faculty members continue to research genocide and the Holocaust in both Vienna and Saint Louis.
    • Webster offers professional seminars on international human rights and humanitarian law by leading scholars, enhanced by on-site visits to international legal institutions in Leiden and the Hague.
    • In London, hands-on learning in human rights is facilitated by connections with Human Rights Watch, Oxfam, and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).
    • The highly successful Year of International Human Rights, along with the annual Human Rights Conference, attract renowned scholars to Saint Louis and generate student interest in right issues.

The Institute is here to promote and coordinate activities, as well as to build networks between government agencies, organizations, and businesses. As we move forward, we look forward to creating new opportunities for teaching, research, and service.

Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies (USA – New Hampshire)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Keene State College 229 Main Street Keene, NH 03435-3201 New Hampshire
Tel.: (603) 358-2490
Country: United States
Email: hknight@keene.edu
Website: http://www.keene.edu/cchs/about.cfm

The Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is one of the oldest Holocaust resource Centers in the United States. Founded in 1983, the Center is non-sectarian organization located at Keene State College in rural New Hampshire. We are charged by our founder, “To Remember…and to Teach.”

The Cohen Center advances the public liberal arts mission of Keene State College by studying and bearing witness to the Holocaust and genocide in the hope that present and future generations take responsibility for building a world free of antisemitism, intolerance, and hate. To this end, the Cohen Center joins the campus community and its many partners in promoting an active and informed citizenry committed to mutual respect and justice. (Retrieved from the center’s website)

Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (USA – Rutgers State University, New Jersey)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 360 Martin Luther King Blvd. Hill Hall 415 Newark, NJ 07102 USA
Tel.: 973-353-1260 or 5345
Fax.: 973-353-1259 or 5310
Country: United States
Email: cghr@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Website: http://cghr.newark.rutgers.edu

Description: The Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights (CGCHR) seeks to address the urgent need for greater understanding of and education about such extreme violence, protracted conflict, human rights abuses, and related mechanisms for their prevention. Accordingly, the Center has a fourfold mission: (a) To promote interdisciplinary research and scholarship on genocide, conflict resolution, and human rights; (b) To educate students and the public about genocide, conflict resolution, and human rights; (c) To reach out to survivor and professional communities, organizations, and government offices in New Jersey and beyond that are concerned about these issues; and (d) To coordinate and support interdisciplinary initiatives about genocide, conflict resolution, and human rights by relevant institutes and faculty at Rutgers-Newark, across the three Rutgers campuses, throughout New Jersey and the New York Metropolitan area, domestically and abroad. (Retrieved from the center’s website).

Drew University Center for Holocaust and Genocide Study (USA – New Jersey)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Drew University Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study Embury Hall Drew University Madison, NJ 07940
Tel.: (973) 408-3600
Country: United States
Email: ctrholst@drew.edu
Website: http://depts.drew.edu/chs/home.htm

The mission of the Drew University Center for Holocaust Study – as expressed in 1992 when it was founded – was to COMMEMORATE those who perished in the Holocaust and to CELEBRATE those who survived; to EDUCATE upcoming generations to “remember for the future”; and to DEDICATE our energies to ongoing Research and Scholarship. Building on what we have learned from the Holocaust and responding to the imperative of our new logo, “Never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tools for thee…,” we now extend our study to include those genocides that foreshadowed the Holocaust, those that followed it, and those that continue to erupt. (Retrieved from the center’s website).

Holocaust Education Resource Center (USA – New Jersey)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: College of St. Elizabeth 2 Convent Road Morristown, New Jersey 07960-6989
Tel.: 001 (973) 290-4000
Country: United States
Email: hsepinwall@cse.edu
Website: http://www.cse.edu/index.php?id=198

Description: The College of Saint Elizabeth Holocaust Education Resource Center provides a variety of programs, resources, and educational opportunities for study of the Holocaust. It aims to encourage remembrance of the Holocaust and to promote respect for diversity. By providing an opportunity for serious Jewish-Christian Theological dialogue, it is opening doors through which many are experiencing mutual respect and understanding. (Retrieved from the center’s website).

Holocaust and Genocide Resource Center (USA – Wayne, New Jersey)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Holocaust and Genocide Resource Center William Patterson University 300 Pompton Road Wayne, New Jersey 07470
Tel.: 973-720-2000
Country: United States
Email: refdesk@wpunj.edu
Website: http://www.wpunj.edu/library/holocaust-resources.dot

Description: The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, located in the Curriculum Materials Department of the Library, provides Holocaust Education resources for teachers. (Retrieved from the center’s site).

Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Education Center (USA – New Jersey)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Education Center Brookdale Community College 765 Newman Springs Road Lincroft, NJ, 07738
Tel.: (732) 224-2074
Country: United States
Email: holo-center@brookdalecc.edu
Website: http://www.holocaustbcc.org/

Description: A non-profit, volunteer organization founded in 1979, the Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Education Center at Brookdale Community College (HGHREC), in Lincroft, New Jersey, is an educational resource center. Its mission is to be a resource for: education about historical issues of the Holocaust and genocide; elimination of racism, antisemitism and all forms of prejudice that damage our society; and development of creative programs and activities regarding these crucial human issues. A recognized leader in the field of Holocaust education worldwide, it is the first Holocaust Studies Center in the State of New Jersey.

HGHREC addresses human rights and civil rights issues worldwide. Its programs have addressed Armenia, America, Darfur, Democratic Republic of Congo, the Balkans, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Northern Ireland, the Middle East and East Timor.

HGHREC serves the community through:

  • its extensive library of books, periodicals and media materials on all subjects related to its mission.
  • its Teacher Resource Center, which contains a collection of curricula, lesson plans, and study guides.
  • its Speakers’ Bureau, which has scholars, educators and Holocaust survivors available for programs and in-service trainings.
  • its services to students and teachers, such as the Catherine Woolf Student Leadership Conference, theatrical performances, teacher training programs, and the Luna Kaufman Writing and Art Contest for students in grades 5 – College.
    its Annual Colloquium, which welcomes over 2400 students and teachers to the Brookdale campus for a half-day program that includes a keynote speaker and 40 break-out workshops.
  • its programs for the general community, including annual scholarly lectures, film series, book discussions, an Armenian Genocide Remembrance program, collaborative programs with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in the training of Law Enforcement Officers, and a court-mandated 12-week education program for Monmouth County Juvenile Bias Crime offenders.
    (Retrieved from the center’s website)

Institute for Holocaust & Genocide Studies (USA – New Jersey)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Raritan Valley Community College 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, Somerville , New Jersey 08876
Tel.: (908) 526-1200
Country: United States
Website: http://www.raritanval.edu/Holocaust/

Description: The Institute for Holocaust & Genocide Studies has offered educational programs for educators, students and the community since 1981. The goal of the Center, since its inception, has been to teach the consequences of man’s inhumanity towards man. By studying the Holocaust and Genocides, we learn critical lessons about human behavior; use and abuse of power; and being a responsible citizen when confronted with civil rights violations and/or policies of genocide. This Institute has provided thousands of educators, researchers, students, and members of the Community with programs to learn significant lessons about remaining indifferent, apathetic, or silent to the suffering of others.

The Institute’s mission is to:

  • promote tolerance, understanding, and compassion to the suffering of others
    share the lessons learned from The Holocaust by identifying the danger signals in prevention of other Genocides
  • serve as a repository of various educational materials: audio visual and literature about; Diversity, the Holocaust and genocides for research, study, and to provide educators with the tools to teach these complex histories.
  • evoke reflection and remembrance
  • encourage active community participation in combating bigotry and hate through social action .

(Retrieved from the institute’s website)

Julius and Dorothy Koppelman Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center (USA – New Jersey)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Rider University Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648
Tel.: (609) 896-5345
Fax.: (609) 895-5684
Country: United States
Email: holctr@rider.edu
Website: http://www.rider.edu/172_5316.htm

Description: In 1984, building on its tradition of Holocaust and genocide studies, Rider University established the Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center. Its mission is to gather and disseminate educational material and to explore the ramifications of the Holocaust and other genocides through holding conferences, discussion groups and workshops. The Center serves the University, other institutions of higher learning, secondary and primary schools, and the community.

In 1993, the Center was renamed to honor Julius and Dorothy Koppelman whose commitment and generosity has guaranteed the Center’s continued existence.

The Center is a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO); a founding member of the New jersey Association of Holocaust Organizations(ANJHO); and is designated by the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education to house Holocaust and genocide materials. (Retrieved from the center’s website).

Holocaust Genocide Studies Project (Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Holocaust Genocide Studies Project Monroe Community College 1000 East Henrietta Road Rochester, NY 14623
Tel.: {585) 292.3321
Fax.: (585) 292.3832
Country: United States
Email: theproject@monroecc.edu
Website: www.monroecc.edu/go/holocaust

Description: The Holocaust Genocide Studies Project, founded in 1991,offers unique experiences to students and community members who are interested in exploring the Holocaust, genocide and human rights issues. Members openly discuss the nature of good and evil, together with such issues as indifference, survival, identity, faith, tolerance, forgiveness and compassion—and apply learnings to our contemporary world. The Project hosts bi-monthly activities throughout the academic year that are open to the Monroe Community College community. The Holocaust Genocide Studies Project has emerged as a template for Holocaust genocide studies in colleges nationwide. It responds to MCC students’ desire to more fully answer the questions why and how the Holocaust occurred and how we can learn from its many lessons. (Retrieved from the project’s website).

Harriet and Kenneth Kuperberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives (Queensborough Community College, New York)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Holocaust Resource Center & Archives Queensborough Community College 222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, NY 11364
Tel.: (718) 281-5770
Fax.: (718) 631-6306
Country: United States
Email: hrcaho@qcc.cuny.edu
Website: http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/KHRCA/

Description: The mission of this center is to provide programs and resources in order to remember the victims and the lives of their families, to educate the generations to come about the ramification of prejudice, racism, anti-Semitism and stereotyping in any society, and to encourage an awareness of the value of diversity in a pluralistic society. (Retrieved from the center’s website).

Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies (USA – North Carolina)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies P.O. Box 32146 I.G. Greer Room 109 Appalachian State University Boone, NC 28608
Tel.: (828) 262-2311
Country: United States
Email: holocaust@appstate.edu
Website: http://www.holocaust.appstate.edu/index.html

Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers, and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding, and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust, and using these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of future genocides. (Retrieved from the center’s website).

Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies (USA – North Dakota)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: University of North Dakota 215 Centennial Drive Stop 9003 Grand Forks ND 58202-9003
Tel.: (701) 777-2104
Fax.: (701) 777-2217
Country: United States
Email: gordon@law.und.edu
Website: http://www.und.nodak.edu/instruct/chrgs/

The mission of the Center is to increase understanding of the history and issues relating to genocide and other violations of human rights with the intent of preventing such atrocities in the future and advancing human rights on all levels. (Retrieved from the center’s website).

Northwest Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Ethnocide Education (USA – Washington)
Type: Univ. Affiliated Cent/Inst
Address: Woodring College of Education, MS 9088 Western Washington University 516 High Street Bellingham, WA 98225-9088
Tel.: 001 (360) 650-3319
Country: United States
Email: Ray.Wolpow@wwu.edu
Website: http://www.wce.wwu.edu/nwche/

Description: The Northwest Center for Holocaust, Genocide and Ethnocide Education is located in the Secondary Education Department at Western Washington University. The NWCHGEE provides high school and middle school teachers with information and expertise on the Holocaust as well as on other acts of genocide and ethnocide in ancient and modern history. Ongoing projects include: Co-facilitating educational presentations and art shows about the Holocaust and genocide; Assisting pre-service teachers in research and training in Holocaust education; Assisting teachers in educational programs commemorating Kristallnacht and Yom Ha Shoah; Creating a database of teachers, scholars and speakers interested in these subjects, and providing a list serve to share knowledge and ideas on Holocaust-Genocide education. (Retrieved from the center’s website).

HOLOCAUST ORGANIZATIONS

House of the Wansee Conference (Germany)
Type: Holocaust Organizations
Address: Gedenk- und Bildungsstätte Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz Am Grossen Wannsee 56-58, 14109 Berlin
Tel.: 030 – 80 50 01 0
Country: Germany
Email: info@ghwk.de
Website: http://www.ghwk.de/engl/kopfengl.htm

Description: The main focus of the site is the Wannsee Conference of 20 January 1942 and its significance for the process of planning the genocide of European Jews, as well as the involvement of the conference participants and the authorities they represented in the persecution and murder of the Jews. (Retrieved from the organization’s website)

Yad Vashem – The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority (Israel)
Type: Holocaust Organizations
Address: Har Hazikaron P.O.B. 3477 Jerusalem 91034 Israel
Tel.: 972-2-6443400
Fax.: 972-2-6443443
Country: Israel
Email: general.information@yadvashem.org.il
Website: http://www1.yadvashem.org

Description: For over half a century, Yad Vashem has been committed to commemorating the six million Jews murdered by the Germans and their collaborators, as well as the numerous Jewish communities destroyed during the Shoah, so that they will have an eternal remembrance. Yad Vashem is dedicated to documenting the events of the Shoah by collecting and safeguarding millions of pieces of evidence, so that an accurate and detailed historical record of the atrocities committed against the Jewish people may be preserved and disseminated. Since its establishment, one of Yad Vashem’s priorities has been to research the Holocaust and to distribute publications on the subject. The Shoah is a constantly emerging story, where increased knowledge leads to further questions. Despite this extensive work, there remain many aspects of the Holocaust that have not yet been fully examined and investigated by qualified scholars. (Retrieved from Yad Veshem’s web site).

Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center (Tokyo)
Type: Holocaust Organizations
Address: Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center 22-1, Hakuyoh bldg 6F Daikyocho Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 160-0015, Japan
Tel.: +81 – (0)3 – 5363 – 4808
Fax.: +81 – (0)3 – 5363 – 4809
Country: Japan
Email: holocaust@tokyo.email.ne.jp
Website: http://www.ne.jp/asahi/holocaust/tokyo/topenglish.htm

Description: The Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center (THERC) is a private, non-profit organization established in 1998 at the initiative of a small group of friends including teachers, historians, and a Hiroshima survivor. History of the Holocaust has important universal lessons for students in Japan as well as elsewhere in the world. We are aiming at giving them opportunities to learn what discrimination, prejudice and intolerance could lead to and how important it is to appreciate differences and be respectful with each other to make this world a better, more compassionate place. (Retrieved from the center’s website).

Centrum voor Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Amsterdam)
Type: Holocaust Organizations
Address: Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Herengracht 380 1016 CJ Amsterdam The Netherlands
Tel.: +31(0)20-5233808
Fax.: +31(0)20-5233888
Country: Netherlands
Email: w.ten.have@niod.knaw.nl or info@chgs.nl
Website: http://www.chgs.nl/index_eng.html

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies was founded in 2002 by the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation, which is a part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The primary activities of the organization are university teaching and scholarly research in Holocaust and genocide studies. So as to stimulate the continuity of teaching and research in this field, the Center offers an MA program at the University of Amsterdam. Through this interdisciplinary program the organization works toward an integrated view of the Holocaust and other cases of genocide. In addition, the Center faculty contributes to current developments in the research field.

Apart from the emphasis on teaching and research, the Center aspires to make a larger audience attentive to the subjects of Holocaust and Genocide. Through public lectures and other activities, the Center provides new views to the present debate on the Holocaust and other cases of Genocide. Such attention is of vital importance, not only in light of remembrance, but also as a warning for tomorrow. (Retrieved from the center’s website).

Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities in Norway (Oslo, Norway)
Type: Holocaust Organizations
Address: Postboks 1168 Blindern 0318 Oslo Norway
Tel.: 22 84 21 00
Country: Norway
Email: post@hlsenteret.no
Website: http://www.hlsenteret.no/English

The Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities presents a modern exhibition on the Holocaust. Images, sounds, film, items and text documents the genocide on the European Jews, as well as the Nazi State’s mass murder and persecution of other peoples and minorities. (Retrieved from the center’s website).

Holocaust Center of Northern California (USA – California)
Type: Holocaust Organizations
Address: 121 Steuart Street San Francisco CA 94105
Tel.: (415) 777-9060
Fax.: (415) 777-9062
Country: United States
Email: lkane@hcnc.org
Website: http://www.hcnc.org

Description: The Holocaust Center of Northern California is dedicated to the education, documentation, research, and remembrance of the Holocaust. The Holocaust Center has led the effort to increase awareness among the general public about the causes and consequences of racism, anti-Semitism, intolerance and indifference during the Holocaust and today. (Retrieved from the center’s website).

Simon Wiesenthal Center (Los Angeles, California)
Type: Holocaust Organizations
Address: Simon Wiesenthal Center 1399 South Roxbury, Los Angeles, California 90035
Country: United States
Email: information@wiesenthal.net
Website: http://www.wiesenthal.com

Description: The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. With a constituency of over 400,000 households in the United States, it is accredited as an NGO at international organizations including the United Nations, UNESCO, and the Council of Europe.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Simon Wiesenthal Center maintains offices in New York, Toronto, Miami, Paris, Buenos Aires, and Jerusalem. (Retrieved from the center’s website).

Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Type: Holocaust Organizations
Address: Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education Located on the campus of Rockwern Academy 8401 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
Tel.: 513-487-3055
Country: United States
Email: info@holocaustandhumanity.org
Website: http://www.holocaustandhumanity.org

The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education responds to the 21st century challenge of educating a post-Holocaust society. Dedicated to curriculum development, teacher training and innovative educational programs for all communities, religious and secular, local and worldwide, The Center promotes tolerance, inclusion and social justice based on lessons from the Holocaust. (Retrieved from the center’s website)

Oregon Holocaust Resource Center (Portland, Oregon)
Type: Holocaust Organizations
Address: Oregon Holocaust Resource Center 1953 NW Kearney Street Portland, Oregon 97209
Tel.: (503) 245-2733
Fax.: (503) 245-2734
Country: United States
Email: info@OHRConline.org
Website: www.ohrconline.org

The Oregon Holocaust Resource Center (OHRC) exists to tell the story of the Holocaust from the crucial perspective of the survivors, refugees, and liberators, primarily to teach the many important lessons that come to us from this event. OHRC is especially supportive of efforts to enhance students’ awareness of the value of diversity and acceptance for all.

We accomplish this by offering teacher workshops, educational materials and special programs. Our Speakers’ Bureau is comprised mostly of Holocaust Survivors who travel to schools and workplaces to share their experiences. (Retrieved from the center’s website).

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, D.C.)
Type: Holocaust Organizations
Address: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW Washington, DC 20024-2126
Tel.: 001 (202) 488-0400
Country: United States
Email: info@ushmm.org
Website: http://www.ushmm.org/museum

Description: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is the United States’ official memorial to the Holocaust. Adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the USHMM provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history. It is dedicated to helping leaders and citizens of the world confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthen democracy. (Retrieved from Wikipedia)

Holocaust Center for Humanity (Seattle, Washington)
Type: Holocaust Organizations
Address: 2045 Second Avenue Seattle, WA 98121
Tel.: 206-8582-3000
Fax.: (206) 774-2202
Country: United States
Email:  info@holocaustcenterseattle.org
Website: https://www.holocaustcenterseattle.org

Description: The Holocaust Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established in 1989. The Holocaust Center supports teachers in the public and private schools of Washington State who want to introduce Holocaust studies into their curricula. The Holocaust Center provides the following resources to educators, students, academics, authors, and public and private organizations:

  • Educational programs and curricula
  • Teaching seminars for educators
  • Holocaust Teaching Trunks
  • Classroom sets of books
  • Speakers Bureau of survivors, witnesses, liberators, second generation, and WWII veterans
  • Online resources including curricula and teaching activities
  • Traveling exhibits
  • Library collection of books, videos/dvds, video testimonies of survivors and liberators
  • Monthly enewsletter
  • Public exhibits and programs
  • Writing and art contest
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Support and consultation for educators

(Retrieved from the center’s website)

ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Zoryan Institute for Contemporary Armenian Research and Documentation – International Institute for Genocide & Human Rights Studies (Toronto, Canada)
Type: Armenian Genocide Organizations
Address: Zoryan Institutefor Contemporary Armenian Documentation and Research International Institute for Genocide & Human Rights Studies 255 Duncan Mill Rd., Suite 310 Toronto, ON M3B 3H9 Canada
Tel.: (416) 250-9807
Fax.: (416) 512-1736
Country: Canada
Email: zoryan@zoryaninstitute.org
Website: http://www.zoryaninstitute.org/

Description: The Zoryan Institute is an international center devoted to the research and documentation of contemporary issues related to the history, politics, society, and culture of Armenia and Armenians around the world. Research is conducted both to document past and current events, and to analyze their impact on individuals and institutions in Armenia and the Diaspora. The Institute strives to develop a framework within which people can understand and participate in conceptualizing the critical and fundamental issues dealing with current and future challenges within a global context.

To these ends the Institute stresses the highest standards of scholarship and objectivity in undertaking and supporting multi-disciplinary research, documentation, lectures, seminars, colloquia, and publications in three broad subject areas: Genocide, Diaspora, and Armenia.

The Institute makes its collections and analyses available, and provides research assistance to scholars, writers, journalists, film-makers, government agencies, and other organizations.

Functioning as a resource for facts, ideas and images, the Institute promotes the application of scholarly research on relevant issues to the activities of individuals and organizations, for whom such shared information can be a catalyst.

The International Institute for Genocide & Human Rights Studies is engaged in research, publication and education in the field. This is achieved through comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of such cases as the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, Cambodia and Rwanda, among others. We strive to show through a comparative approach that genocide is a shared human experience and, as such, must be the concern of all individuals and institutions. (Retrieved from the institute’s website).

Armenian Genocide Resource Library for Teachers represented by The Genocide Education Project (San Francisco, California)
Type: Armenian Genocide Organizations
Address: Armenian Genocide Resource Library for Teachers Represented by The Genocide Education Project, 51 Commonwealth Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118
Tel.: 001 (415) 264-4203
Country: United States
Email: info@GenocideEducation.org
Website: http://www.teachgenocide.org/videos/index.htm

Armenian Research Center (Dearborn, Michigan)
Type: Armenian Genocide Organizations
Address: Armenian Research Center University of Michigan-Dearborn 4901 Evergreen Rd. Dearborn, MI 48128-1491
Country: United States
Email: gottenbr@umich.edu
Website: http://www.umd.umich.edu/dept/armenian/aboutarc/index.html

The creation of the Center for Armenian Research and Publication at The University of Michigan-Dearborn (Knights of Vartan Endowment, Armenian Research Center), was due to the vision of Dr. Dennis R. Papazian and other far-sighted members of the Knights of Vartan, a North American fraternal Armenian organization, who desired to establish a facility devoted to documentation and publication in the field of Armenian studies and research which would be attached to a well-known and highly respected American university.

The Center would be dedicated to documenting the Armenian Genocide and current Armenian issues, and establishing a resource center available to students, faculty, and the public. It was to engage in anti-defamation work and was to inform opinion makers, officials and the public regarding issues of interest to the Armenians. (Retrieved from the center’s website).

Armenian National Committee of America (ANC) (Washington, D.C.)
Type: Armenian Genocide Organizations
Address: Armenian National Committee of America National Headquarters 1711 N Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
Tel.: 001 (202) 775-1918
Fax.: 001 (202) 775-5648
Country: United States
Email: anca@anca.org
Website: http://www.anca.org

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots political organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

The main goals of the ANCA are:

-To foster public awareness in support of a free, united and independent Armenia;
-To influence and guide U.S. policy on matters of interest to the Armenian American community;
-To represent the collective Armenian American viewpoint on matters of public policy, while serving as liaison between the community and their elected officials.

The Armenian National Committee of America is active in a number of areas and engages in a wide variety of political and educational activities, including:

Initiating legislation on issues of concern to the Armenian American community, such as strengthening Armenia as a secure, prosperous and democratic state; supporting Nagorno Karabagh’s right to self-determination and independence within secure borders; increasing U.S. aid levels to Armenia to promote economic and democratic development; securing direct U.S. aid to Nagorno Karabagh; ensuring the appropriate commemoration of the Armenian Genocide; and encouraging Turkey and Azerbaijan to lift their blockades and adhere to international standards for human rights and humanitarian practices.

Participating in the American electoral process at the federal, state, and local levels by educating elected officials about Armenian American issues and providing Armenian American voters with up-to-date information about the positions of candidates on Armenian American concerns. The ANCA regularly endorses candidates, organizes voter registration drives, and distributes Candidate Questionnaires, Congressional Report Cards and Election Guides to Armenian American voters.

Publishing congressional testimony, position papers, press releases, fact sheets, and regional newsletters. (Retrieved from the committee’s website)

Armenian National Institute (ANI) (Washington, D.C.)
Type: Armenian Genocide Organizations
Address: Armenian National Institute 1334 G Street, NW Suite 200 Washington, DC 20005
Tel.: (202) 383-9009
Country: United States
Email: ani@agmm.org
Website: http://www.armenian-genocide.org/anifaq.html

Armenian Genocide Institute and Museum (Yerevan, Armenia)
Type: Armenian Genocide Organizations
Address: The Armenian Genocide Museum & Institute Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex Yerevan, Republic of Armenia 0028
Tel.: (374 10) 39 09 81
Fax.: (374 10) 39 10 41
Country: Armenia
Email: info@genocide-museum.am
Website: http://www.genocide-museum.am/statement.html

The Armenian Genocide Museum & Institute (AGMI) is a non-profit organization based in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia.

The mission of the Museum-Institute is the academic and scientific study, analysis of the problems as well as exhibition of the textual and visual documentation related to the first Genocide of the 20th century.

Our Objectives are as follows:

• To promote the collection, study and presentation of the visual textual materials, including also artifacts, related to the life of the Western Armenians in the Ottoman Empire before and during the Genocide.

• To develop more effective cooperation and collaboration among organizations worldwide involved in the research of genocide, particularly Armenian Genocide.

• To create and develop and academic institution on Genocide Studies in the Republic of Armenia

• To raise international awareness among the international community on the first Genocide of the 20th century defined initially as “a crime against humanity”

• To preserve and honor the Tsisternakaberd memorial complex of Genocide victims and the Tisernakaberd park. (Retrieved from the museum’s website)

CAMBODIAN GENOCIDE

Cambodian Genocide Program (Yale University, Connecticut)
Type: Cambodian Genocide Organizations
Address: Cambodian Genocide Program P.O. Box 208206 New Haven, CT 06520-8206
Country: United States
Website: http://gsp.yale.edu/case-studies/cambodian-genocide-program

Founded in January 1998, the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies conducts research, seminars and conferences on comparative, interdisciplinary, and policy issues relating to the phenomenon of genocide, and has provided training to researchers from afflicted regions, including Cambodia, Rwanda, and East Timor. The GSP also maintains research projects on those catastrophes, on the Nazi Holocaust, the genocides in Bosnia and Darfur, and on colonial and indigenous genocides. The Program is an affiliate of the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies and is sponsored by the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School.

In the two-year period 2006-2008, the websites of the Genocide Studies Program and its first project, the Cambodian Genocide Program, received over two million ‘hits.’ From December 10, 2006 to December 14, 2008, the GSP site received 1,009,523 hits, including 85,614 views of this homepage, and the separate CGP website received another 1,026,351 hits, including 291,445 views of the CGP homepage at www.yale.edu/cambodian-genocide-program. (Retrieved from the program’s website)

Cambodia Genocide Group (New York)
Type: Cambodian Genocide Organizations
Address: Cambodian Genocide Group New York, NY 10021 U.S.A
Tel.: +1.203.285.8156 (NYC)
Country: United States
Email: cambodian.genocide@utoronto.ca.
Website: http://www.cambodiangenocide.org/front.htm

From 2001 to 2008, the Cambodian Genocide Group (CGG) was operational as an NGO dedicated to the study of the Cambodian genocide, which occurred between 1975 and 1979. The CGG worked towards two main goals:

  • To foster discussion and debate among academics, students and professionals about the Cambodian genocide.
  • To actively support the implementation of a genocide tribunal that would achieve justice for Cambodian genocide victims.

The CGG worked energetically with governments, non-governmental organizations and the Cambodian people to further the process of truth and reconciliation. On a broader level, the CGG increased awareness and supported initiatives to prevent genocide and human rights violations from occurring. (Retrieved from the group’s website).

KURDISH GENOCIDE

CHAK The Centre of Halabja against Anfalazation and Genocide of Kurds (London)
Type: Kurdish Genocide Organizations
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.nawandihalabja.com/en/

CHAK is a non-profit independent organization established in 2002 that acts against the genocide of the Kurds in Kurdistan (the Kurdish regions of Iraq, Turkey, Iran, and Syria). Its aim is to increase awareness about the genocide campaigns and human rights abuses committed against the Kurds. CHAK calls the United Nations, the international community and the human rights organizations to investigate the atrocities and ethnic cleansing in Kurdistan, prevail a peace, compensate the victims of the crimes, appeal that March 16th (the day that Halabja attacked by a chemical weapons) becomes the international day of the interdiction and the destruction of the chemical weapons in the world and to punish the factories and the countries that provided the former Iraqi regime with the chemical weapons. (Retrieved from the centre’s website).

TAMIL GENOCIDE

Canadian HART – Humanitarian Appeal for Relief of Tamils (Toronto, Canada)
Type: Other
Address: Toronto, Canada
Email: info@canadianhart.org
Website: http://projecttamils.org/wiki/index.php?title=CanadianHART

Canadian HART (Canadian Humanitarian Appeal for Relief of Tamils) is a Canadian organization that has as its mission to highlight the humanitarian crisis and human rights violations in Sri Lanka to the World and specifically to all levels of the Canadian society.

Objectives

We are an organization that involves both Tamil and non-Tamil individuals and organizations and we:

1. Create awareness and mobilize community on human rights and humanitarian issues
2. Mobilize community support for peace in Sri Lanka by working with student, labour, and faith based organizations
3. Advocate with human rights and humanitarian issue focused organizations globally for the protection of the human rights of Tamils in Sri Lanka
4. Engage news media on issues of human and humanitarian rights

Strategy

  • Outreach through mainstream organizations.
  • Missions to South America.
  • Focus on women issues

UKRAINE GENOCIDE OF 1932-1933

Ukrainian Genocide Famine Foundation – USA (Chicago)
Type: Other
Address: 2249 West Superior Street Chicago, IL 60612 USA
Tel.: 001 847 699-9484
Country: United States
Email: UGFF-USA@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://www.ukrainiangenocide.com/

To plan a yearly commemoration to both remember those who perished in the 1932-33 Genocidal Famine against Ukraine and to honor those who are living Survivors and Witnesses of the Genocide;

To further public awareness of the Genocide of 1932-33 through educational programs, lectures, public exhibits, media presentations, internet resources and cooperative ventures with governmental and education institutions, libraries and museums;

  • To provide materials for use in school curricula and academic research;
  • To provide for posterity a variety of documentation regarding the true circumstances and effects of the Genocide, and most urgently, the proper documentation of Survivors’ oral histories;
  • To support, via the granting of academic stipends or scholarships, scholars (at the MA or PhD level) in both Ukraine and/or the Diaspora, who are concentrating their studies on some aspects of Ukrainian Genocide Famine-related research;
  • To foster, support and encourage study of the Ukrainian Genocide in both American and Ukrainian schools;
  • To work to have an accurate curriculum regarding the Ukrainian Genocide included in school programs in Illinois and throughout the nation;
  • To seek justice through international venues for the barbaric crimes against humanity perpetrated against the Ukrainian nation resulting in the death of over 10 million innocent men, women and children in violation of the ideal of the dignity and rights inherent in every man, woman, and child on the planet, as outlined in the UN Declaration of Human Rights;
  • To establish and maintain a perpetual care fund for the purpose of maintaining and insuring the Chicago Ukrainian-American Genocide Monument.

Retrieved from the organization’s website.

Ukrainian Canadian Research & Documentation Centre
Type: Other
Address: 620 Spadina Ave. Toronto, Canada
Country: Canada
Email: info@ucrdc.org
Website: http://www.ucrdc.org/

Description: The UCRDC was established in 1986. It evolved from a committee formed by a group of Ukrainian Canadians in Toronto who were organizing a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine—the famine genocide perpetrated by the Soviet regime in 1932–1933 that claimed an estimated seven million Ukrainian lives.

The committee collected personal accounts from eyewitnesses of the famine living in Canada and set up a research fund, which in 1982, was formalized into the Ukrainian Famine Research Committee.

Using the collected material, the Famine Research Committee produced a documentary film Harvest of Despair four years later which enjoyed great success. Thus, in 1986 the Committee restructured into a research institute and changed its name to the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre.

Its scope, while continuing to encompass work on the Holodomor, was broadened to include research on other historical events relating to Ukrainians in Canada, Ukraine and other parts of the Ukrainian diaspora. (Retrieved from the centre’s website).

National Committee to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Genocide of 1932-1933
Type: Other
Address: New York
Country: United States
Website: http://www.ukrainegenocide.org/