Symposium--Legacies of the Shoah: Understanding Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity
Books and films available in Mortvedt Library
Films (DVDs) and books available in the Pacific Lutheran University library on the topics of genocide, shoah, and the Holocaust.
Lemkin Essay Awards collection
Pacific Lutheran University sponsors prizes and scholarships in honor of Raphael Lemkin. Dr. Lemkin coined the term "genocide" and labored for passage of the United Nations' genocide convention which outlaws destruction of races and groups.
Pacific Lutheran University invites its students to write essays on the topic of genocide. A panel of faculty and board members judge the essays and awards the first and second prize winners.
The essays are held in PLU's Archives and Special Collections. Below is a link to a guide with historical notes, a bibliography, and a detailed description of the collection.
Lemkin Essays Full-Text
Here are several full-text essays by the winners of the Lemkin Awards.
- Antipathy, Anguish, and Annihilation: The Nazi Genocide of the Gypsies -- by Meggan Johnson
- A Slight Case of Overbombing: America's Forgotten Genocide over North Korea -- by Jeff Rud
- Fertility and Femininity during the Holocaust: The Experiences of Jewish Women -- by Meggan Johnson
- Ignore Thy Neighbor: Christian Apathy and the Holocaust -- by Megan A. Moyers
- Truth Creation & Genocide: Flaws of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda -- by Meggan J.
Books by speakers available in Mortvedt Library
Below are a few books by symposium speakers.
For a full list of books by speakers available in Mortvedt Library, click this link.