Resources for Genocide Awareness Month

Why is April Genocide Awareness Month? April is recognized as Genocide Awareness Month due to the occurrence of numerous significant dates in the history of genocide within this month. During this month, we commemorate four genocides, raise awareness about all genocide, and explore how to recognize and interrupt the patterns. We Remember – Important Historical Read More

Posted by Admin on April 2, 2024
Beyond the Narrative of Gratitude

by Dr. Andrea Struve With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many of us will be giving thanks for our families, friends, and communities. However, it’s crucial to acknowledge the complex history of Thanksgiving, rooted in both the pursuit of religious freedom through colonial settlement and harmful actions toward Native peoples. Reflecting on this history enables us to Read More

Posted by Admin on November 21, 2023
Remembering the Forgotten Genocide of the Herero and Nama

by Angelique Silva, YouthFirst Summer Intern In 1884, Germany (a minor power in Africa at the time) ruled over south-west Africa. After Germany had taken over, the Herero and Nama grew sick of the colonization and oppression, and in January 1904, decided to start a rebellion. With their revolt, Germany began a massacre targeting the Read More

Posted by Admin on August 22, 2023
Faces of Genocide Film Premiere

The JFCS Holocaust Center is excited to sponsor the upcoming premiere of Faces of Genocide! Sun., Nov. 11, 2018 5:00 pm Cowell Theater at Fort Mason 2 Marina Blvd, Building C San Francisco Faces of Genocide is a unique short documentary about the shameful succession of genocidal atrocities throughout the 20th and beginning of the 21st Read More

Posted by Admin on October 11, 2018
The Plight of the Romani People

Europe’s Most Persecuted Minority By Nikki Bambauer Over the past several years, I have become increasingly troubled by the widespread use of the word “gypsy” in pop culture. Among young Americans, the term is synonymous with “free spirited” and “adventurous.” A quick search of “#gypsy” on Instagram will present you with images of long haired Read More

Posted by Admin on August 2, 2018
Recent Holocaust and Genocide Articles

Curated by Nikki Bambauer Friends separated by the Holocaust reunite in California Associated Press, April 13, 2018 Separated for 76 years, two Holocaust survivors had an emotional reunion last month in Los Angeles. Read Article > Everyone Supports Preventing Atrocity Crimes, But What Works? The Global Observatory, May 7, 2018 Since the Nuremberg Trials after the Read More

Posted by Admin on June 6, 2018
Shoah: How Was It Humanly Possible?

We are pleased to co-sponsor an upcoming event at Congregation Sherith Israel. SHOAH: How Was It Humanly Possible?, an exhibit by the American Society for Yad Vashem, will be on display from April 16-19, 2018. This exhibit is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. See below for details. Don’t miss two Read More

Posted by Admin on April 2, 2018
Overlooked but Not Forgotten

The Voices of Women in the Holocaust By Morgan Blum Schneider “Respond to hate with love… it is the only thing that works” –Helen Farkas, z”l [1] Why does it continue to be important to teach young women about great women in history? As Gershon Bacon reminds us, there is a “persistent tendency to assume the Read More

Posted by Admin on February 6, 2018
We continue to remember
The JFCS Holocaust Center is comprised of the Tauber Holocaust Library and Education Program, the Manovill Holocaust History Fellowship, the Speakers Bureau, the Day of Learning, the Oral History Project and the Zisovich Fellowships programs, as well as The Next Chapter Project. All of these organizations operate on the generous support of our donors.

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