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Press Releases Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Vian Dakhil, member of Iraqi Parliament spoke at the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies on Tuesday 10thMarch 2015. She was very active in a rescue operation for several thousand Yezidi refugees that were hiding from ISIS fighters in the Sinjar Mountains. During one of the rescue trips, her helicopter crashed, but she survived. Vian Dakhil talked of how the ISIS state is causing the disappearance of the Yezidi people through the killing of males and children and the enslavement of females. When people are killed because of their beliefs it is an act of Genocide; it destroys a nation because it ends future generations. It is important to follow, document and study this act of Genocide because it can help to bring awareness and justice to the Yezidi population. Vian Dakhil visited the UK because she has been awarded the human-rights-award named after the murdered Russian activist Anna-Politkovskaya. Tonight a BBC documentary on the terror of the ISIS state entitled: ‘Slaves of the Caliphate’ will be screened as part of our Holocaust Awareness Lecture series. The event is free and open to the public.

Slaves of the Caliphate’: A BBC documentary on the terror of the ISIS-state

18th March, 2015, 6:30pm
Lecture Theatre 1, Basement, Attenborough Building
Introduction by Prof Steven King
Screening of 'Slaves of the Caliphate' directed by Namak Khoshnaw (Film Director, PhD-candidate in history, University of Leicester)

Vian Dakhil

2013 Holocaust Awareness Week 11-14 March 2013

From 11 to 14 March 2013, the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the History Society jointly organised the second Holocaust Awareness Week at the University of Leicester. Many students and members of the public followed the invitation to listen to two Hungarian Holocaust survivors, John Dobai and George Pogány, and Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Dr Sarah Hodgkinson.

2011 Conference on Genocidal Intent

Following the Sixth Aubrey Newman Lecture on 21 September 2011 by Prof. William Schabas, sixteen speakers from around the globe gathered for the two-day conference 'A Contextual View of Genocidal Intent'.

2011 Holocaust Awareness Week 24-27 October 2011

From 24 to 27 October, the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies organised the Holocaust Awareness Week at the University of Leicester. Large numbers of students and members of the public accepted the Centre's invitation to listen to Holocaust survivors Ruth David and Imre Rochlitz, film director Joseph Rochlitz and Holocaust scholar Prof. David Cesarani.

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