What is Genocide?

After the Holocaust, the United Nations declared the term “genocide” an international crime, defining it as any of the following actions committed with intent to destroy a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.

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Past Genocides

Tens of millions of men, women and children have lost their lives in genocide or mass atrocities. Learning about the past reminds us what’s at stake if we let genocide happen again.

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Preventing Future Genocides

After the Holocaust, the United Nations declared the term “genocide” an international crime, defining it as any of the following actions committed with intent to destroy a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.

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