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2016 Holocaust Awareness Week: January 25-28, 2016
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 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 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:
The Holocaust Awareness Committee is pleased to announce a partnership with Northeastern’s Digital Scholarship Group and its new archive project in the DRS Project Toolkit Pilot Program. Through this program, the team will create a publicly accessible, curated, digital archive to display over 30 years of Holocaust awareness programming.
Archival material relating to the Holocaust Awareness Committee is housed at the Snell Library Archives and Special Collections.
For more information, visit the Holocaust Awareness Committee’s website.