Helen Fein

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Helen Fein (1934 – May 14, 2022) was a historical sociologist and professor who specializes on genocide, human rights, collective violence and other issues.[1] She is an author and editor of four books and monographs, a former associate of the International Security Program (Harvard University),[2] and a founder and first president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. She was the executive director of the Institute for the Study of Genocide (City University of New York).[3] She died on May 14, 2022.[4]


  • Genocide Watch, 1992.
  • Genocide: A Sociological Perspective, 1993
  • Accounting for Genocide, 1979
  • Human Rights and Wrongs, 2007


  1. ^ Deidre Butler, "Holocaust Studies in the United States", Jewish Women's Archive
  2. ^ "Biography at Harvard University site". Archived from the original on 2016-08-10. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
  3. ^ Crimes of War project, magazine, 2003 Archived 2010-06-04 at the Wayback Machine
    - Helen Fein Archived 2019-05-13 at the Wayback Machine, Holocaust Memorial Museum
  4. ^ "In Memoriam of Helen Fein". The ISG. Retrieved 2022-06-26.