Based in NYC at the City University of New York (CUNY) and with a global focus, we maintain that the recovery of historical memory is part of the antidote to historical injustices. We are a small but passionate team dedicated to:
We share our unique archives of mass atrocities with our audience, providing a comparative lens on state violence, war, and genocide. Our collections expose the Massacres of Panzos in Guatemala, Villa Grimaldi in Chile, and the Santo Tomas Chichicastenango Firefighters’ records registering their daily work during the genocide in Guatemala, to name some of the horrific events, records and sites of memory that demand public attention. Our archives document the Cold War ideologies of National Security and Development embodied in local, U.S.-trained security forces and counterintelligence operations carried out in the region. By publicizing these silenced connections, we promote a humanist community that bears witness to mass atrocities and defends against them.
Since 2002, HMP is in direct, constant connection with the bustling diversity and immigrant history of New York City, where the history of wars, genocide, and military dictatorships resonates all too loudly.