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Published on November 19, 2018

Department Co-Sponsors Talk on Forgotten Genocide in Bangladesh

Mr. Mofidul Hoque
Mr. Mofidul Hoque

The History department co-sponsored a talk, on November 12, 2018, by Mr. Mofidul Hoque, the founder of the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Titled “The Forgotten Genocide of Bangladesh in 1971: Lessons for the Future,” the presentation highlighted the role of the Liberation War Museum in preserving memory of atrocities that have either been ignored or forgotten.

The museum has collected more than 50,000 oral history accounts by those who survived the Bangladeshi genocide. While these accounts serve to correct the historical record, they also commemorate the heroism and resilience of the Bangladeshi people.

Written by Bradley Davis