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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It permits the survivor to allow the dead their voice; it serves as a call to humanity, a signal to all those observing the power of radical evil, a warning for future generations. Thus, many survivors identify a powerful duty to get ...
In the path of their flight lay blankets, skins, ostrich feathers, household utensils, women's ornaments, cattle and men dead and dying and staring blankly. A shocking smell of old manure and of decaying bodies filled the hot, ...
Telling them with threats not to move, we looked through the bundles which were lying near them and found two guns and some underclothing, probably stolen from our dead. One of the men was wearing a German tunic which bore ...
The Afrikaner's response was indicative of the attitude prevailing among the attackers: “Yes . . . it is over; forty thousand of them are dead; all their land belongs to us.” Referring to his thirst, he then asked, “But what good does ...
For the following men, living and dead, I set the following price: Hendrik Witbooi – 5000 marks; Stürmann – 3000; Cornelius – 3000; for the other guilty leaders – 1000 each. Source: German Federal Archives, Imperial Colonial Office, ...
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8 THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE
9 THE BOSNIAN GENOCIDE
10 THE DARFUR GENOCIDE
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