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Legacies of the Shoah: Start Here

Symposium--Legacies of the Shoah: Understanding Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

shoah graphic image

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.

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.