Survivors of Genocide

by 3 Generations
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Our next project will focus on the Yezidi victims of ISIS in Iraq. There are an estimated one million Yezidi worldwide and over half are currently living in Iraq, at great risk, with horrific and disturbing stories to share. At 3 Generations we are determined to bring these vital stories to public attention. As we develop new partnerships with Yezidi survivors we will endeavor to bring those stories to you as quickly as possible.


Meanwhile we have continued to spread awareness through stories of genocide and persecution of populations across our social media channels, including our website. We have recently added an interactive map to our website. Now visitors can see the countries where we work and can easily view all the interviews from any given country by topic, for example,  the genocide in Rwanda. We encourage you to take a look at the map and accompanying short films as we regularly add new interviews and short videos.

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The last few months have been filled with exciting events at 3 Generations. Our short film Three, which documents the story of three Syrian refugees in Jordan, recently premiered at the Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York City on March 17th. We were thrilled to have several members of our team at the event to see the reaction the film received. 

In continuation of our efforts to have genocide included in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, we hosted environmental lawyer Polly Higgins on April 20th in New York City. Ms. Higgins spoke on many pressing issues within the topic of ecocide, and we were happy to be able to engage community members in conversation.

3 Generations Executive Director Jane Wells and Intern Luis Rivera-Nesrala also took part in the 2nd Annual Glocal Symposium at New York University on April 23rd. Rivera-Nesrala gave a presentation on Syrian refugees and how Western media has mischaracterized their true situation. 

Our ability to honor these individuals and organizations is all thanks to our generous supporters just like you. We are dedicated to continuing our work in the fight to end genocide. We invite you to check out our website, www.3generations.org, for updates on this and all of our many projects.

Here at 3 Generations we have been hard at work continuing the fight to bring the stories of genocide survivors to light. There are so many harrowing stories to be told from brave individuals who overcame true horror, and we are proud to highlight some of these stories.

As the crisis in Syria continues, we have begun to incorporate survivors of this issue into our gameplan. We are excited to be working on multiple projects that highlight the tremendous bravery shown by survivors of the Syrian refugee crisis. We are also continuing work on our feature film "Beyond The Borders" to highlight refugees currently in exile awaiting placement in a new country. 

We have also been working to bring the issue of environmental genocide to greater light. As our environment continues to be greatly impacted by climate change, more and more individuals will see their homes disaapear from beneath their feet. They are left in search of a new home, and the major issue of climate refugees is already well underway. We are committed to giving these individuals a voice. 

You can visit our webpage, www.3generations.org, to get the latest news on all our projects and support survivors of genocide with a donation today. Only with your help are we able to provide a platform for survivors' to tell their amazing stories. 

We are excited as we work towards distribution of the very film that inspired the founding of our organization: German Concentration Camps Factual Survey. Following a successful premiere at the Museum of Jewish Heritage this past May, we are currently negotiating terms for general distribution. With the release of the film to a wider audience, we hope to correct the intergenerational wrong that began with the silencing of founder Jane Wells’ father, Sidney Bernstein, when he first bore witness to the horrors of the German concentration camps. Keep an eye on the 3 Generations Facebook page, as well as the Night Will Fall/ German Concentration Camps Factual Survey web page  for more news and information.

We have also been hard at work continuing to spread awareness of the horrors of genocide and its persistent impact on individuals and communities around the globe. By educating ourselves and others on the trauma of historic and ongoing genocides, we move closer to a world where empathy can prevail and genocide is no more.

 You can support survivors of genocide and our efforts to end such atrocities by visiting our web page, www.3generations.org, and watching the interviews there. Your donation to our Global Giving page allows us to film more interviews like these, providing a platform for more survivors’ voices and helping them to heal. 

This month, Bosnia and the international community commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre of 1995, which saw roughly 8,500 men and boys killed simply because of their Muslim religion. The Bosnian War, and especially Srebrenica, must never be forgotten, as it marks the largest mass murder in Europe since World War II. 3 Generations is proud to partner with Sophia and Georgia Scott and Groundtruth Productions in support of their latest film In The Shadow of War, which reveals that even after twenty years, the past is not yet behind the people affected by this war and genocide. Many films have been made about the war in former Yugoslavia—dealing with the subjects of truth, justice, and reconciliation, but this is the first film which charts the long term impact the war has had on children born during or just after the war ended. 

Our mission at 3 Generations is to record the stories of survivors and amplify their voices through broad outreach. In addition to In The Shadow of War, we are also thrilled to announce Rinchen Dharlo’s interview is now available on our website. Dharlo, who is currently president of the Tibet Fund, experienced firsthand the deaths of his brother and mother and was eventually forced to flee from Tibet to India. The sad truth is genocide, war, and displacement are not exclusive to any geographic or ethnic boundaries: they happen everywhere. 

Go to In The Shadow of War's website to find out more about the Scott sisters’ film, or watch the trailer on our own website as well, along with Rinchen Dharlo’s interview. Thank you to all who have continued to support 3 Generations. With your help, we will continue to raise awareness where awareness is due and assist survivors whose voices deserve to be heard. 

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3 Generations

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.3generations.org
Project Leader:
Jane Wells
3 Generations Founder and President
New York, NY United States

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