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April 5-9, 2021

Holocaust Awareness Week, held annually at CMU, is an interdisciplinary series of events and seminars that investigates various aspects of modern genocide. CMU's events roughly coincide with the commemorations surrounding National Holocaust Awareness Week. Our programs focus on the origins, events and experiences of genocide in the modern era — looking not only at all of the groups systematically targeted by the Nazi regime in the 1940s, but also by those who were the victims of government-sponsored atrocities such as the Armenian Massacre, the Cambodian genocide, ethnic cleansing and genocide in Rwanda, Iraq and the Balkan region, and the recent genocide taking place in the Darfur region of Sudan.


President Foster's Introduction to the 2021 Holocaust Awareness Series.


Introduction and welcome to the 2021 Holocaust Awareness Series from Director Vincent V. Patarino Jr., Associate Professor of History


Virtual Sessions

In addition to our two in-person events, we invite you to watch these recorded presentations by members of our CMU faculty. The videos of the virtual sessions will be posted on this webpage starting Monday, April 5, 2021, at 9am.


The following sessions will be presented live for a studio audience. After the in-person session has concluded videos of the talk will be posted on this website below.


Special thanks to CMU-TV for producing the 2021 Holocaust Awareness Series videos.