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About the Center

Artwork of travelers on the Trail of TearsThe UMD Center for Genocide, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies was established in the spring of 2006 thanks to a generous (and anonymous) grant from a Minnesota foundation. It is housed within the College of Liberal Arts where it has found continually gracious and considerate support from the collegiate Dean, Linda Krug.

The Center is an affiliate of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CGHS) on the Twin Cities campus and works closely with its Director, Stephen Feinstein on programming and other issues. The Center is a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and collaborates with that organization as well.

Armenian RefugeesThe Center is committed to both on-campus programming as well as community out-reach. It seeks to balance it programming among the three areas of its concern and to work with groups on and off campus that share its commitments. It has therefore shared programming with the

The Center’s current Director, Alexis Pogorelskin, a specialist in Russian and modern European history as well as Holocaust Studies and the history of Hollywood, looks forward to sharing responsibility with a diverse board which will contribute to the range and breadth of the Center’s programming.

The Center’s offices are located in 110 Cina Hall, but for further information regarding its work or programming, please contact Dr. Pogorelskin at

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