Genocide, mass atrocities, crimes against humanity and their prevention stand at the core of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Home to a uniquely rich undergraduate program and a landmark doctoral program, the Strassler Center is the first and only institute of its kind. Since it was established in 1998, it has gained international standing as the sole program to train students for Ph.D. degrees in Holocaust History and Genocide Studies. The Center's growth and development demonstrate that a small research university can achieve excellence and broad regard with a flagship program.
Year End Report
Faculty and student research projects shed light on many aspects of genocide and the Holocaust. Striving to bring knowledge to bear on these complex subjects, Strassler Center activities demonstrate the real world implications that past atrocities have on our present and future. Read more in our Year End Report.
Robert Messing '59 Holocaust Numismatic Collection
The Robert Messing ’59 Holocaust Numismatic Collection contains an assortment of monetary notes and coins related to the Holocaust. HGS concentrator Marisa Natale ’17 catalogued and researched the collection as a LEEP project. For more information on the collection please click here.
Holocaust Institute Summer Session for Secondary Educators 25-29 July 2016 The Summer Holocaust Institute brings teachers together to explore the history of the Holocaust and to develop powerful classroom practices. Participants will discover ways for their students to engage historical issues, hone reading and writing skills, and critically navigate 21st century media.
The Graduate School of Geography and the Strassler Center launch a new doctoral track in Geography and Genocide.