A 21st Century Resource Center

The Mercer County Holocaust-Genocide Resource Center is located on the West Windsor, NJ, campus of Mercer County Community College. We are dedicated to providing the most current resources on Holocaust and genocide education for the 21st Century classroom. Learn more about us at

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Next Wednesday, Shake Hands with the Devil

Wednesday, February 29 @ 4:30 pm, Leap into the pool of knowledge about the Rwandan Genocide as Eugenie Mukeshimana of the Genocide Survivors Support Network discusses Romeo Dallaire's book Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda.

To brush up on the latest in Rwandan genocide current events, check out MCHGRC's page.

For more information on this event, including the link to register, check out the event page.

Be there, or be square.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Star Trek's George Takei on being a Non-Alien

This is an amazing first-hand account of the psychology behind the Japanese-American internment camps of World War Two.  Takei's experiences illustrate the stereotypical thinking that motivated the creation of the camps, an act that was later defined by a postwar Congressional committee as being "...motivated largely by racial prejudice, wartime hysteria, and a failure of political leadership."

For more on the internment camps, including the original text of Executive Order 9066 that overrode "the Constitutional safeguards of American citizens in the name of national defense" check out PBS: Children of the Camps.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Oh Silly Them...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps on Thursday once again did damage control after a photograph surfaced of a sniper team in Afghanistan posing in front of a flag with a logo resembling that of the notorious Nazi SS — a special unit that murdered millions of Jews, gypsies and others. 
The Corps said in a statement that using the symbol was not acceptable. 
However, it was a naive mistake made by Marines who believed the SS symbol was meant to represent sniper scouts and never intended to associate themselves with a racist organization, said Maj. Gabrielle Chapin, a spokeswoman at Camp Pendleton.

"Naive" and "Marines" don't normally go together in the same sentence.

The real question is, if the Marines don't recognize the infamous "SS" logo, what should we expect of today's students?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thank you, Mercer County!

Our Open House last night was a fantastic success.  We welcomed MCCC President Dr. Patricia Donohue, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Guy Generals, and Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Diane Campbell, along with various MCCC faculty, staff and students, as well as many Mercer County residents.  Everyone who came did so with a vested interest in the Center's mission of empowering the next generation to fight against Holocaust and genocide through education.

Visitors peruse the Center's Holocaust Timeline and Propaganda Displays
Dr. Paul Winkler (left) and Co-Director Goldberg (right) talk with filmmaker Steve Besserman

One visitor contemplates Dr. Erlich's photographs from Darfur

Co-Directors Elizabeth DeGiorgio and Susan Goldberg chat with MCCC President Dr. Patricia Donohue (center)
We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events -  Stay tuned for more details!