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Throughout the 20th century, genocides were perpetrated across the globe.  Governments attempted to exterminate entire classes of their citizens based on religion, race, or ethnicity.  Tribal and clan prejudices led to civil wars where hundreds of thousands were killed, injured, and/or left homeless and displaced to refugee camps. 

This exhibit explores the history and reality of genocide through the voices of the people effected.  Survivors describe, sometimes in graphic detail, their lives before, during, and after genocide.  Activists and scholars discuss how genocides happen and what can be done to stop genocide in the future.