Survivors of Genocide

by 3 Generations
Jan 9, 2013

3 Generations: Providing a Place to be Heard

World Conflict Map
World Conflict Map


In the dark times, will there also be singing?

Yes, there will be singing.

About the dark times.

-Bertolt Brecht

The above poem is taken from Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness by Carolyn Forché, an anthology of literature that sits on the 3G bookshelf and is often referenced to remind us of the important work we do here. Just as Against Forgetting is a collection of poetic works by witnesses to the struggles and sufferings of the past century, 3 Generations is a collection of stories by survivors of egregious crimes since the advent of ‘modern’ genocide. Just as Forché and the hundreds of authors in his compendium understood the importance of not forgetting these devastating events, 3 Generations also understands the importance of remembering so we do not allow similar events to occur in the future.

Our dedication to preserve the memory of these victims of senseless violence and to accurately portray the past has led to the recent incorporation of a world map on the 3 Generations website. This interactive addition provides the history to these genocides and other conflicts from around the world, allowing our viewers to better contextualize the stories they hear. We are also constantly utilizing our social media channels to keep as many people as we can informed about these countries grappling with the ghosts of their past and current crimes against humanity.

It is with our deepest regret that we still have news to report as human rights abuses continue to take place. One of the most notorious being the Chinese government’s persecution of the Tibetan people whose augmented assault on Tibetan culture has led to a tremendous rise in self-immolations over these last few months. As we stand witness to repetition of ‘dark times’, we all must realize that it is of a moral imperative that the songs of these survivors are not only sung but also heard.

Hear their stories & Demand Change.

Thank you for your continued support. 



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Organization Information

3 Generations

Location: New York, NY - USA
Project Leader:
Jane Wells
3 Generations Founder and President
New York, NY United States