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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... von Trotha (1848– 1920), who ordered that all waterholes be located and poisoned in advance of the arrival of those Hereros who—by a miracle—might have survived the desert. The roots of the genocide can be found in several areas.
On June 11, 1904, Lieutenant-General Lothar von Trotha, who had already established a reputation for ruthlessness because of his suppression of rebellions in German East Africa and in China during the Boxer Rebellion, arrived with more ...
When von Trotha arrived in South-West Africa on June 11, 1904, the war against the Hereros had already been in progress for five months, though the German forces had not been able to achieve much success against the guerrilla tactics of ...
An important fact to note is that von Trotha arrived after the main part of the rebellion had already ceased. The Hereros rose up in the early months of 1904, but they were soon defeated by the technologically and tactically superior ...
When the first batches of Armenians arrived at Gumush-Khana all ablebodied men were sorted out with the excuse that they were going to be given work.
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8 THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE
9 THE BOSNIAN GENOCIDE
10 THE DARFUR GENOCIDE
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