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Institute for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

Institute for Holocaust & Genocide Studies @ RVCC

With a mission of promoting tolerance, combating bigotry, educating the community, and evoking remembrance, the Institute for Holocaust & Genocide Studies has been serving educators, students, and the community since 1981.

The Institute's Morris and Dorothy Hirsch Collection is housed in the IHGS Center on the second floor of the RVCC Evelyn S. Field Library. The Collection offers extensive materials on the Holocaust, genocide, and diversity.

More information on IHGS can be found on their page of the RVCC website:

Hirsch Collections

The Institute's Morris and Dorothy Hirsch Collection features several subcollections, divided by format or audience. Each link below will launch a search in the library catalog for that collection. To search within the collection, go to Advanced Search, change the second Search Index dropdown menu to also say Keyword, and type your search terms.

Also in the IHGS Center are book displays located on the tops of the shelves:

Online Library Resources

Holocaust and Genocide Studies journal - Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, this is the premier forum for work on the extensive body of literature and documentation on the Holocaust and genocide. It features essays and reviews that cut across the disciplines of history, literature, economics, religious studies, anthropology, political science, sociology, and others. HGS is the only publication to address the related study of how insights into the Holocaust apply to other genocides.