Genocide & Human Rights

Midwest Center for Holocaust Education (MCHE)
The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education (MCHE) seeks to educate the public about the Holocaust and to prevent future genocide. MCHE offers community exhibits, lectures and programs, as well as a library and resource center for Holocaust education purposes. There is also access to a speakers' bureau and information on the White Rose Student Essay Contest on the site, as well as links to Holocaust resources and a special link for educators. 

NAAF Holocaust Project
The NAAF website contains and interactive timeline. For every year on the chart, there are a series of events by date, denoting the major events associated with the Holocaust. There is also an opportunity, at the end of the timeline, to add a Kadish flame to the website's "memorial scroll".

Nazi War Crimes Interagency Working Group Archives
Since 1999, the IWG has declassified and opened to the public an estimated 8 million pages of documents, including 1.2 million pages of OSS records; 74,000 pages of CIA name and subject files; more than 350,000 pages of FBI subject files; and nearly 300,000 pages of Army intelligence files. The once secret records are helping to shape our understanding of the Holocaust, war crimes, World War II and postwar activities of U.S. and Allied intelligence agencies.

Simon Wiesenthal Center
The Simon Wiesenthal Center was established in 1977 to serve as an international Jewish human rights center dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust through education and social action. The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s website features digital Holocaust resource archives, information on contemporary human rights issues, and links to the New York Tolerance Center, the Center for Human Dignity in Jerusalem, and other social justice organizations. 

Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
The University of Southern California's Shoah Foundation Institute continues the project created by Steven Spielberg while filming Schindler's List. The project seeks to collect recorded interviews with Holocaust survivors, rescuers, liberators, and war crime trial participants to make them available to the public. Over 52,000 interviews have been recorded and digitally indexed. The foundation also provides information about contemporary human rights violations in the international spectrum. 

The Beth Shalom Holocaust Web Center (England)
The Beth Shalom Holocaust Web Center contains links to the Holocaust Memorial and Education Centre, a memorial and research center dedicated to the history and implications of the Holocaust and a Holocaust resources bookstore. The site also provides access to Aegis, a genocide information website, and "Remembering For the Future", a Beth Shalom sponsored scholarly forum focusing on Holocaust and genocide issues.

The Cambodian Genocide Program
This Yale website contains databases, documents, and resources related to the Cambodian genocide in which 21% of the Cambodian population lost their lives, according to the website's statistics.

The Human Rights Resource Center
The Human Rights Resource Center of the University of Minnesota, works to create and distribute human rights education and print media and to train activists, professionals and students as human rights educators. The website contains human rights materials and information about human rights advocacy training and educational opportunities.

The Nizkor Project
This website is dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust and monitoring Holocaust-denial and misinformation. The site contains Holocaust research guides, information about people involved with the Holocaust, information about the Nuremburg Trials, and links to Holocaust-related organizations and Shofar FTP Archives.

The Nuremburg War Crimes Trials
Yale Law School's Avalon Project has published the proceedings of the Nuremburg War Crimes Trials on its website. The documents include trial motions, orders of the tribunal, presentation of cases, testimony of witnesses and final reports related to the Nuremburg Trials. The site also contains documents from subsequent proceedings and other key documents related to the Nuremburg proceedings.

The Uppsala Programme for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Sweden)
The Uppsala Programme's primary activity is research on the Holocaust and on other cases of genocide or severe violations of human rights. On-going Holocaust research is concerned with the response of the Swedish government and society to the Nazi genocide. Several projects are being pursued to illuminate issues of concern beyond Sweden's borders to contribute to a deeper general understanding of the Holocaust. Current projects include studies of the relief activities of Raoul Wallenberg and the Swedish Red Cross in Budapest; Swedish-German trade; the German presence in Sweden during the war; and Holocaust denial and revisionism in Sweden. Associated projects include studies of German firms in Sweden during the war; the reception of Jewish refugees and their place in the labour market; Holocaust survivors living in Sweden; and the didactics of Holocaust education. 

The Danish Institute for International Studies, Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Denmark)
This DIIS research unit works with issues such as prosecutions, memory and reconciliation in the aftermath of the Holocaust and other cases of genocide. The research comprises legal analyses of developments in international criminal law and war crimes tribunals, historical studies of European responses to genocide, and also philosophical investigations of the ethics of judicial settlement and reconciliation.

University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a resource for information and teaching about the Holocaust and contemporary aspects of genocide as defined by the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide (1948) as well as varying definitions by university scholars and researchers.

Clark University Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
The mission of the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is to educate professionals of many fields about genocide and the Holocaust; to provide a lecture series free of charge and open to the public; to use scholarship to address current problems stemming from the murderous past; and to participate in the public discussion about a host of issues ranging from the importance of intervention in genocidal situations today to the significance of state-sponsored denial of the Armenian genocide and the well-funded denial of the Holocaust. Dedicated to teaching, research, and public service, the Center trains the next cadre of Holocaust historians and genocide studies scholars of the future, teachers, Holocaust museum directors and curators, and experts in non-governmental organizations and government agencies.

University of Vermont Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies
The Center for Holocaust Studies consistently works to promote teaching and learning about the Holocaust at diverse levels of education, to encourage all within its reach to reflect on the moral, political, and social implications of the Holocaust, and to urge its constituents to take action in light of that understanding.

Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies seeks not only to uncover the underlying reasons for genocide and other crimes against humanity, but also to put forth concrete policy recommendations to resolve conflicts before they intensify and spiral into mass atrocity crimes.