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Genocide Education Program


The Genocide Education Program was launched in September 2015. When the Genocide Convention was passed by the United Nations in 1948, the world thought that history would never repeat itself. But the promise the United Nations made was broken repeatedly, as genocides and other forms of mass murder were responsible for the death of 170 million people, more than all the international wars of the twentieth century combined. The Armenian Genocide in 1915, considered by many historians the prototype for the genocides which followed in the 20th century, proved that ignoring genocides is disastrous. It is only through learning and remembering past atrocities and fighting genocide denial and revisionism that we are able to work toward prevention and become a more just and humane society. The Genocide Education Program is overseen by SOAR-Rotterdam.