Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

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The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) is an interdisciplinary academic center at Salem State University for the research, study and teaching on the Holocaust, genocide and human rights. 

The faculty-led center focuses on three primary areas: academic research and scholarship in all areas of Holocaust and genocide, educational and professional training for educators and professionals in the fields of human service and community and regional outreach and resources. 

A recent recipient of a four-year One World Boston Grant from the Cummings Foundation, the Center’s current programs include a newly-approved 15-credit graduate certificate in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, CHGS Lecture Series, Rwandan Genocide Oral History Project and Rwandan Cultural Day, AACTE/USHMM Belfer Program-Holocaust Institute for Teacher Educators and regional conference for educators and the “Nazi Germany and the Holocaust” Study and Travel Institute. The CHGS has an active partnership with the Holocaust Center, Boston, North and is collaborating to extend programming on the Holocaust, genocide and refugee and human rights throughout the region.

CHGS is generously supported by a OneWorld Boston Grant from the Cummings Foundation