Atlanta Civil Rights Center Names New Director

The Atlanta Constitution reports that Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights has named Jill Savitt as its new chief executive officer. Savitt is currently acting director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. She has 20 years of experience as a human rights advocate. Savitt graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa […]

International Holocaust Remembrance Day – January 27

It would be a dangerous error to think of the Holocaust as simply the result of the insanity of a group of criminal Nazis. On the contrary, the Holocaust was the culmination of millennia of hatred, scapegoating and discrimination targeting the Jews, what we now call anti-Semitism. UN Secretary-General António Guterres January 27 is designated […]

U.S. Genocide Prevention Act Signed into Law

On January 14, 2019, the President signed into law the “Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2018.”  The new law: Makes it U.S. policy to regard the prevention of genocide and other atrocity crimes as a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility; requires the Department of State to establish a […]

Podcast: “12 Years That Shook the World”

On December 14, 2018, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum launched a new podcast entitled “12 Years That Shook the World” to explore the continuing impact of the Holocaust one story at a time. The Holocaust occurred from 1933 to 1945 – a period of 12 years. Each episode lasts about 15 minutes and focuses on one […]

After 25 Years ‘Schindler’s List’ Still Relevant – ‘More at stake today’

Marking the 25th anniversary of its release, Steven Spielberg explains to NBC’s Lester Holt why “Schindler’s List” remains relevant: Individual hate is a terrible thing, but when collective hate organizes, then genocide follows. And that hate is not something that is not to be taken seriously. We have to take it more seriously today than […]