Holocaust and Genocide Studies Programs at PLU

The Holocaust, other genocides, and mass crimes against humanity are phenomena that command serious study and civic engagement. PLU is home to an academic minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, an endowed chair in Holocaust history, an annual conference on Holocaust education, summer research fellowships for students studying Holocaust questions, and much more. Collectively, these programs and opportunities reflect PLU’s prominence as the home of internationally recognized Holocaust scholarship. Explore our opportunities for learning about the hatred and destruction that infect human history and haunt our world today, and for engaging deeply with scholars and activists whose work promotes understanding, healing, and peacebuilding.

Upcoming Lunch and Learn Series

Offered by the Holocaust Center for Humanity in partnership with Pacific Lutheran University

America and the Holocaust: 3-Part Series

Tuesday, October 6:

Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Concentration Camps in Germany with Dr. John McManus, Military Historian, and author of Hell Before Their Very Eyes.

Tuesday, October 13:

Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe with Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and author of Rescue Board.

Tuesday, October 20:

Atrocity Pictures: Antisemitism, the Holocaust, and the Hollywood Studio System Before 1948 with Dr. Steven Carr, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, and author of Atrocity Pictures.