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.