The pair of video programs presented in this gallery bring attention to one of the worst campaigns of mass slaughter since World War II: the killing of more than 2.5 million civilians in Sudan over decades of brutal conflict between north and south, in Darfur in the west, and in other regions. Since the 1950s, the Arab-dominated government of Sudan, centered in the capital Khartoum, has tried to maintain control over the country’s African minorities on the periphery. The result has been a deadly mix of ethnic, religious, and politically motivated conflicts.
Though the north-south civil war is over and South Sudan gained independence in July 2011, violence has continued. Citizens in Darfur and the border areas between the two countries remain at risk.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has been actively monitoring and raising awareness about the plight of civilians in the region. International attention helped drive humanitarian assistance to Darfur, and continued international focus on the region is critical to protecting innocent lives in the future.
Wexner Center/From Memory to Action, Second Floor. No passes required.
Learn more about the Museum's work to Confront Genocide.
Read more about the situation in Sudan.