Encountering Genocide: Personal Accounts from Victims, Perpetrators, and Witnesses
ABC-CLIO, 30. lip 2014. - Broj stranica: 305
Cutting-edge in its scope and approach, this unique volume offers first-person accounts of modern genocides to enable readers to more fully examine genocidal experiences and better understand the horror of such events.
From the atrocities of the Holocaust to the ongoing horrors in Darfur, genocide has been a gruesome and all-too-prominent fixture of modern history. There is no better way to examine and understand these events than through the accounts of those involved. This unique collection of primary sources features 50 documents, some of which have never before been made public. These firsthand accounts—diary entries, memoirs, oral testimony, original interviews, and more—illuminate 10 genocides of the 20th and 21st centuries as they were experienced by victims, perpetrators, and bystanders.
The book begins with the Herero Genocide (1904–1907) and ends with a consideration of the atrocities in Darfur. Each of the 50 documents features a brief introduction that provides basic and essential information such as who created it as well as when, where, and why. The work concludes with an analysis comprised of scholarly commentary, additional contextual information, and a list of questions that will serve as a springboard for student discussion of history and of the nature of survival in the face of evil.
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Genocide was committed against the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire by the regime of the Committee of Union and Progress (Ittihad ve Terakki Jemyeti), also known as the “Young Turks,” in the period following April 24, 1915.
This would leave out the Christian Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks, fulfilling a strategy that would transform the multicultural Ottoman society into a much more homogeneous Turkish and Islamic one. The year 1915 saw a massive military ...
It might thus be more appropriate to refer to the Turkish campaign more broadly, calling it genocide against the Christian population of the Ottoman Empire rather than dividing the three national experiences into their constituent parts ...
Baas was more than just an eyewitness; he was in charge of a caravan of deportees, even though he, like many other Ottoman subjects, was actually opposed to the genocide. Certainly, he was under no illusions as to the promises, ...
His references to the many strategies employed by the Turks in the destruction of Armenian communities align with other eyewitness accounts from the time, which cover similar territory on the mass murder of Armenian civilians by Ottoman ...
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10 THE DARFUR GENOCIDE
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