A World Learns How to Move Forward.
Could the world move on from the Holocaust? Would it?
Through thought-provoking installations that include the International Military Tribunal and the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Human Rights Wing shows just how the world progressed in the years following the Holocaust.
"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home ….. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”
Human Rights Wing Highlights:
The International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg
Beginning November 20, 1945, major Nazi German leaders faced charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes, crimes against peace, and conspiracy to commit these crimes at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany. Explore what happened at Nuremberg and learn about those involved.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Following the trials of major Nazi leaders in Nuremberg, René Cassin drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Together with Eleanor Roosevelt, he based the declaration on four foundations: dignity, liberty, equality, and brotherhood. See the drafters of the Declaration at work. Learn about the UDHR and its purpose.
The Ten Stages of Genocide
Monumental art installations highlight ten historical and contemporary genocides, each illustrates one of Dr. Gregory Stanton's Ten Stages of Genocide. Stanton's model, an educational and awareness tool, helps us understand the process by which genocide occurs. Each installation in this gallery is accompanied by a graphic novel that tells the history of a particular genocide and explores one of the ten stages as it unfolded in that genocide, and in the Holocaust.