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.
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.
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.
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.”
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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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.”