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University of Massachusetts Amherst



Dean's Welcome

As we begin another academic year, I'm delighted to welcome both new and returning students, faculty and staff and to share with you the College's plans for the coming year. More...

Creative Economy

Research project that measured the economic impact of HFA and our alumni on the Pioneer Valley. More...

Academic Freedom

The College's official policy on academic and artistic freedom and community response.


Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

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The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a locus for research and teaching on the Holocaust, as well as on the memory and representation of this and other genocides. It's three primary organizing and research rubrics are: History, Memory, and Education.

The Institute’s principal activities include: teaching and research, public events and lectures, permanent exhibition visits and training. The Institute houses a permanent Holocaust teaching exhibition, “A Reason to Remember: Roth, Germany 1933-1942,” which is open to both university students and the general public, as well as to visiting middle and high school student groups by appointment. A travelling version of this exhibition is available to other borrowing institutions upon request.

The Institute also houses a research library and archive, as well as collections of multiple media, including photographs and film, art and artifacts.


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