About DIIS, Holocaust and Genocide
DIIS, Holocaust and Genocide, is the only research unit in Denmark dedicated to research, dissemination and teaching on the subject of Holocaust, genocidal processes and political mass murder.
Information and education practice
DIIS, Holocaust and Genocide, disseminates knowledge on genocide and related processes to the general public, politicians, the media, public institutions, NGO's and the education sector. This work is carried out in connection with Denmark's annual commemoration of the Holocaust and other instances of genocide in connection with Auschwitz Day, through producing educational material (including websites), and arranging courses for students and teachers.
Research DIIS, Holocaust and Genocide, focuses its research on the processes that lead to genocide, including the role of the state in both committing genocide and combating it, and the international community's possibilities for intervention. In this regard, DIIS, Holocaust and Genocide, as set forth in its mandate, has a special interest in post-war efforts to eliminate genocide, with a focus on the significance of the Holocaust in European society since the war. DIIS, Holocaust and Genocide, is currently working with policies supporting the remembrance and commemoration culture under the heading: "The normative impact of the Holocaust in post-war Europe".