The Museum’s programs and resources for military personnel encourage reflection and discussion on leadership, decision making, and genocide prevention. Through examination of the Holocaust and in particular the German military, military members gain fresh insight into their own professional and individual responsibilities and explore ways in which they can work to prevent mass atrocities today.
- Critical factors that influence ethical decision making and command responsibility in complex environments
- Changing cultural and professional contexts influencing military operations
- The dynamics of genocide and mass atrocities
American Witnesses Poster Set
This poster set highlights the experiences of men and women in the US military who saw firsthand evidence of Nazi atrocities in April 1945. It explores their reactions to what they saw and heard using their oral, written, and visual testimony. It also includes the testimonies of Holocaust survivors liberated by US military personnel.
These materials reflect US and international efforts to prevent and respond to genocide today and may be of particular interest to military and government professionals.
Days of Remembrance
If you’re seeking resources for organizing a Holocaust Days of Remembrance event, explore the Museum’s Days of Remembrance resources.
About the Programs
Over 50,000 military professionals have participated in Museum programs in coordination with the US Naval Academy, the US Military Academy at West Point, the US Army Command and General Staff College, the Judge Advocate General Legal Center and School, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, the United States Southern Command, and many other military training institutions.
- Joint Service Academy Mass Atrocity Prevention Symposium
- Mass Atrocity Education Workshop
- Genocide Prevention Elective, US Army CGSC at Fort Belvoir
If you’re an instructor and want to learn more about Museum programs and resources for military professionals, please contact Amanda Rooney Stierli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Museum
If you’re planning to visit the Museum, please note that with military identification, members of the armed forces, including veterans and retirees, may obtain complimentary untimed passes to the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition for themselves and their families. To do so, please see the Information Desk on the day of your visit. Learn more about visiting the Museum.
Funding for the Civic and Defense Initiatives is provided by the May Family Endowment for Civic Responsibility.