Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education

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The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education provides academic support for students, faculty, staff and community.

We create education about the Holocaust and other genocides through material resources and consultation.

We also work to increase awareness and knowledge of multidisciplinary approaches to the study of the Holocaust.

We strive to develop sensitivity to and understanding of anti-Semitism, racism, sexism, hatred, oppression, and other ideological constructs and forms of behavior that lead to human suffering.


"Could the activity of thinking . . . be among the conditions that make men (sic) abstain from evil-doing or even actually 'condition' them against it?"

Hannah Arendt

"The Life of the Mind"




Gwozdziec synagogue 1940A film about an improbable dream.

Artists Rick and Laura Brown are not Jewish and not Polish, and yet they set out to rebuild Gwozdziec, a magnificent wooden eighteenth century synagogue in Poland that was later destroyed by the Nazis.

Their vision inspires hundreds of people to join them, using their hands, old tools and techniques to bring Gwozdziec's history, culture, science, and art back to life. This presentation is free and open to the public and will be followed by a Q&A.

October 23, 2019
6:30 p.m.
Miller Center Auditorium, Room 122
St. Cloud State University 




Director Daniel WildesonMeet Dr. Daniel Wildeson, our center director

Dr. Wildeson is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies. He teaches writing, speaking, argumentation, theories of persuasion, ethics in human communication, antisemitism and Holocaust literature courses. 

As center director he is responsible for developing programming with speakers, exhibits, films, workshops, study tours and curriculum.