- South Sudan. Download high-resolution photographs.
- Ripples of Genocide: Journey through Eastern Congo,with Angelina Jolie and John Prendergast. View the photos, engage in discussion, and access resources for teachers.
- Reconciliation and Reconstruction in Rwanda. In 2001, photojournalist Kimberlee Acquaro traveled to Rwanda, meeting and photographing women who survived the genocide. Read about her work.
- Sudan: Staring Genocide in the Face. View this photo essay by Jerry Fowler, former staff director of the Museum’s Committee on Conscience.
- Defying Genocide. Damas Gisimba was serving as director of a small orphanage in Rwanda when it was besieged by militias during the 1994 genocide. Educators can access a classroom guide to the video, as well as a glossary of key terms.
- Staring Genocide in the Face (2004). Jerry Fowler, former staff director of the Museum’s Committee on Conscience, traveled to Chad to investigate the threat of genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.
- In Darfur, My Camera Was Not Nearly Enough (2005). Brian Steidle, a former US Marine, describes what he saw while in Darfur with the African Union Monitoring Force.
- Fundamentals of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention. Written by noted genocide scholar Scott Straus, this book is designed as a short, accessible introduction to the major concepts, theories, and practices in the field of atrocity prevention.
- Genocide Prevention Task Force Report. This 2008 report makes the case for why genocide and mass atrocities threaten core American values and national interests, and how the US government can prevent these crimes in the future.
- Responsibility to Protect Working Group Report. This 2013 report, co-authored by Madeleine K. Albright and Richard S. Williamson, takes a critical look at how the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) has been applied in recent cases and makes recommendations for how US policymakers could strengthen and better apply this emerging international norm.
- What Is Genocide? (PDF). Download a timeline exploring the concept and law of genocide.
- Take Action Pledge Card (PDF). What will you do to help meet the challenge of genocide today? See how others have responded to the challenge, and download this card to make your own personal pledge to take action.
- Resources for Teachers
- Five Guidelines for Teaching about Genocide
- Who Is Responsible When Genocide Occurs? This lesson plan for educators addresses questions of responsibility.
- Classroom Guide for Defying Genocide (PDF). The video Defying Genocide recounts the story of Damas Gisimba, who was serving as director of a small orphanage in Rwanda when it was besieged by militias during the 1994 genocide. Listen to an interview with Carl Wilkens and read about a Museum program with rescuers Simone Weil Lipman and Damas Gisimba. A glossary of key terms is also available.
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