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The Holocaust and Genocide Center at Bristol Community College originated from a need to memorialize the atrocities committed against the people of Jewish descent and others by the Hitler/Nazi regime during World War II. While the facts of the Holocaust are clear there are those who will deny its existence.
Under the auspices of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford’s Holocaust Education and Memorial Committee, a variety of faith communities have worked to sponsor events dealing with the Holocaust in the southeastern Massachusetts area. And, for the last 18 years, Bristol Community College has sponsored a course titled, Remembering the Holocaust in Literature and History. To augment both of these projects, the Holocaust and Genocide Center found its home at Bristol.
The Holocaust and Genocide Center, now in its fifth year, provides historical information, educational experiences, and multimedia resources to communicate the suffering, pain and death of innocent millions who were impacted by the Holocaust and other genocides. Through the Center’s exploration into the lives of victims, perpetrators, rescuers and bystanders, many horrific and heroic events become known.
The Holocaust and Genocide Center sponsors speakers, workshops, conferences and has a small library of Holocaust and genocide material for use by the Bristol community and the general public in the southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas. Center personnel also work with regional public and parochial school students to provide programs on the Holocaust and other genocides, as well as professional development opportunities for regional teachers.