Our Walls Bear Witness: The Plight of Burma’s Rohingya

Join us in bearing witness to the suffering of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Burma long considered among the world’s most persecuted peoples.

Denied citizenship and rendered stateless by the Burmese government, the 800,000 Rohingya lack basic rights, including the right to work, marry, and travel freely, and routinely suffer severe abuse.

Following violent attacks in 2012 that destroyed numerous Rohingya communities, more than 100,000 are now confined to displacement camps and segregated areas, where they continue to be subjected to violence including crimes against humanity.

Featured Speakers

  • Greg Constantine, Photographer, Author of "Exiled to Nowhere: Burma's Rohingya" 
  • Holly Atkinson, MD, Director of the Human Rights Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Past President, Physicians for Human Rights
  • Maung Tun Khin, President, Burmese Rohingya Organization UK

​The speakers will discuss the photographs and the stories of individuals whose lives have been affected by violence against the Rohingya and Muslims elsewhere in Burma.


Register for the opening program on the US Holocaust Memorial Museum website.

Date: November 4, 2013
Time: 6:308:00 p.m.

Rubinstein Auditorium, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum