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From Citizens to Outsiders: Burma’s Path to Genocide

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3:00pm EDT
United States

Event Description

Join HIAS for a virtual tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s new online exhibit “Burma’s Path to Genocide” with former political prisoner and Rohingya activist Wai Wai Nu; exhibit curator Greg Constantine; policy expert Andrea Gittleman; and advocate Hannah Weilbacher. Learn more about how the Rohingya, a religious and ethnic minority in Burma, went from citizens to outsiders and became targets of a sustained campaign of genocide. Together, we will explore the history of persecution in Burma and the personal stories of various Rohingya individuals who survived the violent attacks in 2017 that resulted in hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh. We will also receive an update on the situation in Burma and the refugee camps in Bangladesh and discuss what you can do to help.

Speaker(s)

Wai Wai Nu
Genocide Prevention Fellow, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Greg Constantine
Photographer and Exhibition Curator
Andrea Gittleman
Senior Program Manager, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Hannah Weibacher
Program Officer for Jewish Advocacy and Engagement, American Jewish World Service
Naomi Steinberg
Vice President, Policy and Advocacy at HIAS
Elisha Wiesel
Former Wall Street Executive and only child of Holocaust survivor, author, and Nobel laureate, Elie Wiesel z"l