Lemkin Seminar Series

Lemkin Seminar Series

Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

Supported by United States Department of Defense

Auschwitz institute for peaceJonathon Riley has spoken on several aspects of preventing mass atrocities in warfare during the three years of the programme. These included his experiences in the Balkans in 1992-1993, 1995 and 1998-1999. He also spoke about Sierra Leone.


This film clip captures one of those sessions




The main topics covered, were:

  • The causes of genocide
  • The role of Auschwitz in the Holocaust against European Jews
  • Assessing risks & triggering action
  • Grassroots conflict prevention
  • Engaging before the crisis
  • Media and information operations
  • Employing military operations


The organizers of the seminar were the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Raphael Lemkin Center for the Prevention of Genocide and the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Jagiellonian University.


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