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Genocide Prevention

The Simon-Skjodt Center

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum teaches that the Holocaust was preventable and that by heeding warning signs and taking early action, individuals and governments can save lives. With this knowledge, the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide works to do for the victims of genocide today what the world failed to do for the Jews of Europe in the 1930s and 1940s.

  • Learn more about genocide, the history of the word, and other mass atrocities.

  • Find information on select historical cases of genocide and related crimes against humanity, places where these crimes are currently underway or populations are under threat, and areas where early warning signs call for concern and preventive action.

  • Explore reports from the Simon-Skjodt Center organized by topic, date, and country of focus.

Simon-Skjodt Center Research

The Simon-Skjodt Center conducts and supports policy-relevant research to advance the prevention and mitigation of mass atrocities.

  • A partnership with Dartmouth College, this project uses state-of-the-art research methods to identify countries at risk for mass atrocities.

  • Through coalition-building, education, research, and outreach, the Ferencz Initiative equips and empowers survivors of atrocities to seek redress and to hold perpetrators to account.

  • The Simon-Skjodt Center works to equip policy professionals with the tools and information to recognize early warning signs of genocide and related crimes against humanity, and the resources to prevent them.

Announcements and Recent Analysis

In the Simon-Skjodt Center’s Preventing Genocide blog, find information about recent reports, recaps of events held by the Center, and more analysis from our staff and fellows.