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What information does NIOD have about genocides other than the Holocaust?

When, in 1996, the Dutch government commissioned NIOD to investigate the fall of the Srebrenica enclave, this was NIOD’s first excursion into a field of research other than the Second World War. In 2010, NIOD merged with the Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) to form the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

NIOD's research covers the 20th and 21st centuries. The central question is how wars, the Holocaust, and other genocides affect individuals and society. In addition to publications on the Second World War, several studies on genocides and mass violence have been published in recent years.

For now, archival research is limited to archives that can be found elsewhere (in the world). In the meantime, NIOD is exploring possibilities to acquire - digitally or otherwise - archives on genocides and large-scale violence.

NIOD already has an important and growing collection of publications about genocides, (war) violence, and transitional justice. The NIOD library holds about 2,000 books, journals, and theses on these subjects (not including studies on the Holocaust). So far, the main focus of the collection is on the genocides in Armenia, Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Ukraine.

Please consult our library catalogue for a complete overview. Publications can be viewed in the reading room.

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