New Rutgers-Newark Course on Concentration Camps Examines Armenian Genocide

A new course examining concentration camps used during five different wars is being offered at Rutgers University this spring. Armenian Weekly editor and Ph.D. candidate Khatchig Mouradian instructs the course, “Sociology and History of Concentration Camps” at the university’s Newark, New Jersey campus.

The course traces the evolution of the concentration camp from a counter-insurgency strategy in wartime to a weapon of mass murder. Cases being studied include the Spanish-Cuban war, the Second Anglo-Boer War, the Philippines-American War, the Armenian Genocide, and the Holocaust.

The course and a series of lectures and events are being sponsored by the Armenian Genocide Program of the university’s Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR) in collaboration with The Genocide Education Project – Higher Education Division (GenEd-HigherEd).

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