Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

Education. Research. Service

Service

One of the key objectives of a Jesuit education is to form men and women for others. This means the promotion of service in the interest of justice. Working in this spirit The Saint Peter’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies will seek to support marginalized groups, such as refugees and minorities, who face persecution and expulsion from their homes. As Elie Wiesel has said: “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides.” The Center will connect with international organizations and local community organizations in an effort to accomplish this goal.

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Education

Through a variety of educational programming and academic venues, the Center will promote an awareness of the causes of past genocides and the experiences of their victims in order to preserve those memories and to educate our students and our community. The recent resurgence of anti-Semitism and nationalism remind us that such engagement with the past remains central to any approach of resolving these problems in the present. Only through a critical engagement with the past and present can we work to prevent such trends from leading to future genocides.

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Research

The Center will support faculty and students in their efforts to engage in meaningful research concerning the Holocaust, genocide and related human rights issues. Helping faculty to conduct significant research in these areas will sustain education in the classroom and beyond. By providing research opportunities to students the Center hopes to encourage the next generation of educators and researchers on this topic.

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Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies
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