Date of Graduation

Fall 2017

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Research Sponsor

Dr. Janet Klein

First Reader

Dr. Janet Klein

Second Reader

Professor Michael Shott


This piece analyzes the mission statements of four institutions that commemorate Genocide: The United states Holocaust Memorial Museum, Kaligi Genocide memorial, Tsitsernakaberd, and S-21. The paper first plays out serious topics, such as dark tourism, the politicization of museums, the entertainment factor of museums, the definitions of genocide, and the Americanization of the Holocaust. Each institution is critically examined independently following the definitions of terms in the introduction.