The Raphael Lemkin Seminar for the Prevention of Genocide

Year
2012
Organisation
Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation
Participants of the Raphael Lemkin Seminar for the Prevention of Genocide. Credit: AIPR
Participants in the Raphael Lemkin Seminar. Credit: Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

This project aimed to create a genocide prevention-sensitive international community by nurturing a network in which government officials, NGO workers and social science researchers identified best ways for dealing with human rights crises. Building upon the study of the Holocaust, the one-week seminar in Auschwitz addressed contemporary issues and offered the opportunity to learn and discuss about how to prevent atrocities from ever happening again and how to facilitate a shared culture of remembrance.

Post-seminar activities included the creation of a situation monitoring group for short-term genocide prevention. This program had been carried out since 2008, and it took place twice in 2012.

Project Partner
Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
Grant recipient's country
United States