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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.

  • Daniel Cohen talk on Feb 21

    Good Jews: Philosemitism in Post-Holocaust Europe

    While the liberation of Europe in 1945 did not announce the end of antisemitism, Jews, Judaism or Jewishness also acquired positive value as secular and Christian “philosemites” imagined various types of loveable “good Jews.” This newfound sympathy is not devoid of ambiguities.

    Daniel Cohen talk on Feb 21

    Good Jews: Philosemitism in Post-Holocaust Europe

    While the liberation of Europe in 1945 did not announce the end of antisemitism, Jews, Judaism or Jewishness also acquired positive value as secular and Christian “philosemites” imagined various types of loveable “good Jews.” This newfound sympathy is not devoid of ambiguities.

  • 2019 Graduate History Association Conference "The Routes of History” Keynote Event on Fri Mar 8

    The Graduate History Association is honoured to announce that Professor James E. Young will be presenting the keynote address for our annual conference. This richly-illustrated presentation will be based on his most recent book, The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between.

    2019 Graduate History Association Conference "The Routes of History” Keynote Event on Fri Mar 8

    The Graduate History Association is honoured to announce that Professor James E. Young will be presenting the keynote address for our annual conference. This richly-illustrated presentation will be based on his most recent book, The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between.

  • 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]