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California Senate Commends Dr. Waller

December 9, 2011

Dr. James Waller, Cohen Endowed Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and author of Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide was commended by the California State Senate at the Third International Conference on Genocide, Negationism, Revisionism, Survivors' Testimonies, Eyewitness Accounts, Justice and Memory on November 2-4, 2011.

California Senate Resolution No. 2266 states, "Resolved by President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate Darrell Steinberg, that, upon the occasion of the 3rd International Conference on Genocide held at California State University, Sacramento, he commends Dr. James Waller for his tireless efforts to end genocide, both now and in the future, takes this opportunity to honor those who have survived, and pay special tribute to those who have lost their lives, to the indescribable brutality and torment of the crime of genocide, and joins with Californians in the common purpose of remembering and forcefully condemning the atrocities committed against these people so as to guard against repetition of the crime of genocide."

Dr. Waller also serves as an Affiliated Scholar with Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation in New York.