The Raphael Lemkin Seminar for Genocide Prevention

Participants in the Raphael Lemkin Seminar. Credit: Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation
Participants in the Raphael Lemkin Seminar. Credit: Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation
The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (currently: Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities)
United States
Project Partner
Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

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, a one-week seminar in Auschwitz addressed contemporary issues and offered the opportunity to discuss how to prevent atrocities from happening again and how to facilitate a shared culture of remembrance. Post-seminar activities included a virtual online community for former participants to communicate about personal and professional issues and the creation of a situation monitoring group for short-term genocide prevention. This program has been carried out since 2008 and took place twice in 2013.

Beneficiary countries
Australia
Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Burundi
Canada
Congo - Brazzaville
Congo - Kinshasa
Kenya
Moldova
Morocco
Russia
Slovenia