Through testimony and rare archives, the United Against Genocide: Understand, Question, Prevent travelling exhibition invites audiences to identify the similarities and differences between four genocides: the Armenian Genocide, the Cambodian Genocide, the Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda and the Holocaust (Shoah). We can prevent future recurrences of genocide by being informed and remaining vigilant.
This exhibition was created by the Montreal Holocaust Museum in partnership with Centre Khemara, the Armenian National Committee of Quebec and Page-Rwanda, with support from the Alex and Ruth Dworkin Foundation.
United Against Genocide: Understand, Question, Prevent
The exhibition presents numerous archival photos, rare historical documents, as well as interviews with experts and survivor testimonies.
The exhibit is divided into six sections: First, it defines the stages of genocide. Then it demonstrates the role of survivors in the transmission of memory and the quest for justice. It helps us better understand the role of the media before, during and after genocide as well as the different forms of resistance that can be undertaken. Finally, it explores four current escalating contexts of violence (in Burundi, Iraq, Myanmar and South Sudan) through concrete examples of intervention.
United Against Genocide: Understand, Question, Prevent Travelling Exhibition
The travelling exhibition, “United Against Genocide: Understand, Question, Prevent” contains a multimedia system with testimonies, interviews with experts and timelines.
A look at the first panel of the travelling exhibition, “United Against Genocide: Understand, Question, Prevent.”
A look at the second panel of the traveling exhibition, “United Against Genocide: Understand, Question, Prevent.”
A look at the third panel of the travelling exhibition, “United Against Genocide: Understand, Question, Prevent.”
Practical information about hosting the exhibit
- Rental Fees: Free (transport and insurance fees are the responsibility of the renter)
- Area Requirements: 46 square meters (495 square feet)
- Target Audience: General public
- Language: French and English
- Minimum Length of Rental: 4 weeks
This “all-in-one” travelling exhibition is freestanding, with its own lighting system and 6 touch-screens.
Accompanying material for the exhibit
- Installation guide
- Promotional material
- Virtual exhibition
- Pedagogical guide for secondary school students
Accompanying pedagogical tool
The pedagogical tool uses the following approach: students are asked to work on a definition of genocide and analyze its stages. Then, after researching examples of resistance during genocide, they will better understand how individuals can play an important role in prevention and intervention. Finally, students will continue their study of genocide by further reflecting on four subjects: the media, resistance, justice and prevention. This activity is suitable for secondary school students.
- Blainville Exhibit Centre, Québec, from January 15 to March 15, 2020
- École secondaire Roger-Comtois, Québec (QC) April 8 to 26, 2019
- Victoria Park Garrison Sydney, Nova Scotia, from October 21 to November 17, 2018
Forgetting and impunity are keys to recurrence.
Philibert Muzima, survivor of the Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda
Exhibition created with the support of the Alex and Ruth Dworkin Foundation.