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Posts Tagged ‘United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’ (2 found)

They Want Us All to Go Away: Early Warning Signs of Genocide in Burma

UntitledIn March 2015, staff from the Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide traveled to Burma to investigate threats facing the Rohingya people, a Muslim minority that has been the target of rampant hate speech, the denial of citizenship, and restrictions on the freedom of movement. These and a host of other human rights violations have put this population at grave risk for additional mass atrocities and even genocide […]

May 1, 2015  •  By United States Holocaust Memorial Museum  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the Situation of the Rohingya in Burma

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum today expressed its deep concern about the worsening situation of the Rohingya in Burma, also known as Myanmar.

Long considered one of the world’s most persecuted peoples, the Muslim Rohingya have no legal status in Burma and face severe discrimination, abuse, and escalating violence. Last year, violent attacks, fanned by a campaign of virulent anti-Muslim hate speech that continues today, destroyed numerous Rohingya communities and displaced well more than 100,000 people […]

September 24, 2013  •  By United States Holocaust Memorial Museum  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤