Director: James E. Young
The Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a center for the study of the Holocaust and issues related to this and other acts of genocide. The Institute's three primary organizing and research rubrics are History, Memory, and Education. Its principal activities include: teaching and research, public events and lectures, permanent and temporary exhibitions, collections of research archives, library, and multiple media (e.g., video and audio testimony, film, art and photography). Regularly sponsored initiatives address several groups of clientele, including: students and faculty from the University and Five Colleges, as well as from regional middle and high schools; the general public of the Commonwealth; visiting scholars; and cooperating national and international partners.