Northeastern University’s commitment to remembrance and awareness of the Holocaust is long and deep. Since 1977, the University has hosted an annual week-long series of events dedicated to remembering the Holocaust. The Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee was organized in 1991, made up of Northeastern students, faculty, and staff of various religious and ethnic backgrounds. The Committee’s mission is to publicly remember the Holocaust each year, not only as historical fact and a memorial to its millions of victims, but also as a warning that the horrors of the past must never be repeated.
Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week events are designed to bear witness to the Holocaust’s events and to explore issues arising out of the war of extermination against Jews and other groups targeted by the Nazis. Speakers ask how lessons learned from the Holocaust can be further applied to contemporary issues. Annual Holocaust Awareness Week events include:
Archival material relating to the Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee is housed at the Snell Library Archives and Special Collections.
For more information, visit the Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee’s website.