Merger with CHGS
In 2010 NIOD merged with the Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) to become NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Since its foundation in 2002, CHGS had rapidly developed into an independent institute. Through academic and public activities CHGS approached the current problems of genocides as a worldwide phenomenon from a comparative perspective. In 2008, for instance, CHGS organised the international conference ’60 Years Genocide Convention’. Together with the University of Amsterdam CHGS was involved in setting up a Masters in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Like NIOD, CHGS’ activities touched the borderline between science and society. While NIOD used the Second World War as its starting point, CHGS covered the entire world, using as a benchmark the concept of genocide and discussions about it.