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Genocide Memorial Collection

On April 21, 2003 the Central Library inaugurated the Genocide Memorial Collection as part of the City's annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.

The Genocide Memorial Collection focuses on genocides (as defined by the United Nations, see below) of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The collection is comprised of books, videos and DVDs.

The Collection is not intended to be exhaustive, but it is hoped that it will serve as a starting point for research about genocide. The Library, Arts & Culture Department and the City of Glendale take no position on the views of any of the authors of books, videos or DVDs that are a part of this collection. Inclusion in the Collection is based on guidelines available in the Library's Collection Development Policy.

Genocide as defined by the United Nations:
Article Two of the convention defines genocide as "any of the following acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such:

  • Killing members of the group
  • Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group
  • Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part
  • Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group
  • Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group”
The Genocide Memorial Collection is located on the ground floor of the
Central Library
222 E. Harvard Street
Glendale, CA, 91205
Map to Central Library

The Central Library is open
Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.
To find information on this topic in the Library's periodical and reference databases and in Internet search engines such as Google, try some of these keywords: genocide, holocaust, concentration camps, crimes against humanity, massacres.

Also search by the name of the country, place, people, or event (e.g., Eichmann, Armenia, Khmer Rouge, etc.).

The Genocide Memorial Collection consolidates existing resources into a distinct location in the Central Library. More resources are needed to enhance this Collection. If you are interested in contributing to the Glendale Memorial Collection please call Library Administration at (818) 548-2030.

History of the Genocide Memorial Collection at the Library, Arts & Culture Department

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