Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide

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The Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide was founded in Jerusalem, in 1979, by Israeli scholars Israel W. Charny, Shamai Davidson and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel.[1]

In 1982 the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide held an interdisciplinary, multiple ethnic conference on the genocides of all peoples "First International Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide",[2] while the New York Times and other world press reported about the efforts of several governments to close the conference down.[3] In particular, despite of reported Turkish threats of reprisals against Israel and Turkish Jews, it included also lections on Armenian Genocide.[4]

Among the notable publications of Institute are "Medical and Psychological Effects of Concentration Camps on Holocaust Survivors" by Robert Krell, Marc I. Sherman and Elie Wiesel (Transaction Publishers, 1988), "Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review" by Israel W. Charny, Vol. 1, 1988; Vol. 2, 1991 (London, re-issued in New York City), "Enciclopedia of Genocide" (Santa Barbara, 1999) and "Holding on to Humanity - The Message of Holocaust Survivors" by Shamai Davidson (New York University Press, 1992).

Since 1987 the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide is publishing a newsletter, Internet on Holocaust and Genocide that covers studies, books and magazine articles on Holocaust and other genocides.[5]


  • Dictionary of Genocide, by Samuel Totten, Paul Robert Bartrop, Steven L. Jacobs, 2007, p. 213


  1. ^ Fascism and Democracy in the Human Mind: A Bridge Between Mind and Society, By Israel W. Charny Published by U of Nebraska Press, 2006, p. 373
  2. ^ Statement of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide, May 2005
  3. ^ Prevent genocide International, Prof. Israel W. Charny, Washington, D.C., 2000
  4. ^ Around the World; Armenians to Take Part In Tel Aviv Seminar, New York Times, June 16, 1982
  5. ^ Holocaust Literature: A Handbook of Critical, Historical, and Literary Writings, by Saul S. Friedman, 1993, p. 196