Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a new series, made possible by a recent donation to the Portland Center for Public Humanities. The purpose of the Fund for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is provide support to the Portland Center for Public Humanities (PCPH) and accompanying activities to engage students, faculty, and the Portland community in the study of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide. Furthermore, PCPH programming aims to highlight the local dimensions of the global impact of genocide through collaborations with local organizations that work with survivors of genocide.
The historic and systemic genocide of the Jewish People has established a cultural tradition that is attentive to social justice and anti-genocide movements. And in many ways, the Holocaust remains a cultural touchstone for us all, an indelible mark in our collective history. Using that moment in history and building on common cultural understanding, the Fund for Holocaust and Genocide Studies will create opportunities for Portland State and the surrounding community to be empowered to engage difficult issues.
If you would like to get involved or find out more, please contact the Portland Center for Public Humanities. To see events sponsored through the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project, click here.