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  • Welcome to the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies

     

    The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a locus for research and teaching on the Holocaust, genocides, and events of mass violence as well as on the memory and representation of these historical occurrences.

     

    Welcome to the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies

     

    The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a locus for research and teaching on the Holocaust, genocides, and events of mass violence as well as on the memory and representation of these historical occurrences.

     

  • Kibbutz Buchenwald, on Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)

     

    Join us at the Institute this Holocaust Rememberance Day (Yom HaShoah), Tuesday, April 21st, 2020, at 5:00pm for a talk by visiting scholar Dr. Lilach Naishtat-Bornstein. Her talk touches on Kibbutz Buchenwald, a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors, united with the aim of settling in Eretz Israel after their liberation from Buchenwald Concentration Camp.

    Kibbutz Buchenwald, on Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)

     

    Join us at the Institute this Holocaust Rememberance Day (Yom HaShoah), Tuesday, April 21st, 2020, at 5:00pm for a talk by visiting scholar Dr. Lilach Naishtat-Bornstein. Her talk touches on Kibbutz Buchenwald, a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors, united with the aim of settling in Eretz Israel after their liberation from Buchenwald Concentration Camp.

  • Luis Argueta "AbUSed: The Postville Raid"

     

    The 2019-2020 IHGMS seminar group is delighted to announce that the filmmaker and director Luis Argueta will be appearing to screen and discuss his documentary "AbUSed: The Postville Raid" (98 minutes, 2010). There will be a Q&A with Mr. Argueta to follow.

     

     

    Luis Argueta "AbUSed: The Postville Raid"

     

    The 2019-2020 IHGMS seminar group is delighted to announce that the filmmaker and director Luis Argueta will be appearing to screen and discuss his documentary "AbUSed: The Postville Raid" (98 minutes, 2010). There will be a Q&A with Mr. Argueta to follow.

     

     

  • Inclusion & Exclusion: The Polish Nation and Arab America

     

    Join us at the Institute on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 6:30p.m. for a discussion with Professor Geneviève Zubrzyck of the University of Michigan (Professor of Sociology), and Professor Mary Youssef of Binghamton University (Classical and Near Eastern Studies) on the topic of Arab and Polish States of Belonging: Literature, History, and Contemporary Politics. 

    Inclusion & Exclusion: The Polish Nation and Arab America

     

    Join us at the Institute on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 6:30p.m. for a discussion with Professor Geneviève Zubrzyck of the University of Michigan (Professor of Sociology), and Professor Mary Youssef of Binghamton University (Classical and Near Eastern Studies) on the topic of Arab and Polish States of Belonging: Literature, History, and Contemporary Politics. 

  • Five College Working Group

     

    Each year the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) at UMass Amherst brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore a broad topic. In the academic year 2019-2020 this group of IHGMS Fellows is exploring the topic of “Citizenship and Other States of Belonging.”

    Five College Working Group

     

    Each year the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) at UMass Amherst brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore a broad topic. In the academic year 2019-2020 this group of IHGMS Fellows is exploring the topic of “Citizenship and Other States of Belonging.”

Photo by Benjamin Tan/ Daily Collegian
Newsworthy

Interim Director of the Institute David Mednicoff spoke to the Massachusetts Daily Collegian about treating 9/11 in the classroom when students aren't old enough to have a direct memory of the events.

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Events

Apr
21

Kibbutz Buchenwald: A Talk by Dr. Lilach Naishtat-Bornstein (CANCELED)

758 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

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In accordance with the University’s recent announcement regarding on-campus events, no live events will be hosted for the remainder of the spring semester.

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Five College Working Group

In the academic year 2019-2020, IHGMS will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore the topic of “Citizenship and Other States of Belonging.”