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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After a German counterattack, reinforcement, and widespread campaign of annihilation and displacement that forced huge numbers of Hereros of both sexes and all ages into the Omaheke (Kalahari) Desert, tens of thousands perished.
Source: Gustav Frenssen, Peter Moor's Journey to Southwest Africa: A Narrative of the German Campaign (London: Constable, 1908), 189–193, 204–205, 229–232. Commentary Germany's assault on the Herero and Nama peoples in the early part of ...
Referring to his thirst, he then asked, “But what good does all that do to me? I must die here.” The matter-of-fact way in which Moor describes this exchange is a solid indication of how he viewed life and death during the campaign.
The Germans set up a perimeter to ensure that no Hereros would manage to return from the desert, leading to a situation in which any Herero man, woman, or child was destined for death if sighted by the Germans. The subsequent campaign ...
Are the testimonies of Fraser and Dixon useful in helping to describe the German campaign in South-West Africa? 2. Describe Fraser's attitude toward the killing of women and girls. Can you identify how he feels about what he witnessed?
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8 THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE
9 THE BOSNIAN GENOCIDE
10 THE DARFUR GENOCIDE
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