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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.

  • Jeffrey Grossman talk on Jan 31

    The Healing-Killing Paradox, Or: Double Consciousness and the Nazi Doctor in Martin Amis’s Time’s Arrow
    Is Time’s Arrow a novel about the problem of narrative time and history? How does perception of events change when viewed uncomprehendingly in reverse? And why go to the trouble of telling a Nazi war criminal’s story in reverse?

    Jeffrey Grossman talk on Jan 31

    The Healing-Killing Paradox, Or: Double Consciousness and the Nazi Doctor in Martin Amis’s Time’s Arrow
    Is Time’s Arrow a novel about the problem of narrative time and history? How does perception of events change when viewed uncomprehendingly in reverse? And why go to the trouble of telling a Nazi war criminal’s story in reverse?

  • IHGMS spring internship

    IHGMS is seeking an intern with Arabic language skills for 6-10 hours a week during the spring semester. Apply now! [Read more]

    IHGMS spring internship

    IHGMS is seeking an intern with Arabic language skills for 6-10 hours a week during the spring semester. Apply now! [Read more]

  • Five College Working Group

    Each year the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) at UMass Amherst will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore a broad topic. In the academic year 2018-2019 this group of IHGMS Fellows is exploring the topic of “1948: A Global History.”

    Five College Working Group

    Each year the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) at UMass Amherst will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore a broad topic. In the academic year 2018-2019 this group of IHGMS Fellows is exploring the topic of “1948: A Global History.”

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Newsworthy

The November 6 event “Hate Before and After Pittsburgh: Anti-Semitism, Racism and White Nationalism,” a collaboration between the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies and IHGMS, was featured in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian.

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Letter from the director

The Inaugural Lecture of the Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies will take place on November 14, 2018 at the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, and I am taking this opportunity to write you today to begin a friendship and a conversation, as I wish the Institute to be a vibrant meeting point for learning and conversation. [Read more]