April is Genocide Awareness Month

April is Genocide Awareness Month and the Holocaust Museum Houston will have programs throughout April to increase awareness of this tragic action that still takes place today. Genocide is the the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. The theme for genocide awareness month is learning to be an upstander – a person who stands up for others and takes actions on their behalf. Be sure to visit here for Holocaust Museum Houston programs and how you can stand up for others.

If you would like to learn more about genocide, check out these titles.

Becoming Evil History of Genocide Dark side of democracy

Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing by James Waller

A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation by Eric D. Weitz

The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing by Michael Mann

Titles suitable for children

Crimes against Humanity Christophe's Story Toward Genocide

Crimes Against Humanity by Neil Chippendale

Cristophe's Story by Nicky Cornwell

Toward Genocide by David Downing

Online Resources

Holocaust Museum Houston

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The History Place