A growing collection of rare books, manuscripts, realia, photographic evidence, and other documents related to Armenia, the Holocaust, and genocides in the African Great Lakes region comprise the Center’s collection. Selected items are available in digital form. Major collecting areas include:
- Published and unpublished materials in all languages on Armenian history and culture from the mid nineteenth through the mid twentieth centuries. Special emphasis is given to Armenian-Turkish relations, genocide of Armenians and other ethnic groups during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, resistance to oppression, and survivor memory, narrative, and trauma.
- Published and unpublished materials in all languages on the persecution of Jews and other groups by the Nazis and their collaborators. Special emphasis is given to survivor memory, narrative, and trauma as well as works about the Holocaust created between 1930 and 1950.
- Published and unpublished materials documenting genocide and crimes against humanity in the African Great Lakes region, with a primary geographic focus on Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Special emphasis is given to collecting oral histories and primary documents on mental health, prejudice, history, education, politics, justice and reconciliation efforts, refugees, human rights, and militia groups.
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