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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His infamous Vernichtungsbefehl (“Extermination Order”), issued on October 1, 1904, demonstrated this quite clearly. At the Battle of Waterberg on August 11 and 12, 1904, von Trotha defeated 5,000 Herero fighters using a tactic of ...
... other localpeoples into notfollowing the Herero example. On October 2, 1904, he issued an order callingfor the Hereros'extermination; in the three years thatfollowed, not only 8 The Herero Genocide Questions Lothar von Trotha.
callingfor the Hereros'extermination; in the three years thatfollowed, not only was the Herero uprising put down, but the Herero people were effectively destroyed as a viable population. The account here depicts his “Vernichtungsbefehl” ...
On October 2, 1904, he issued an order calling for the Hereros' extermination. In the three years that followed, not only had the Herero uprising been put down, but the Herero people, as previously understood, had effectively been ...
... 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 resulted in the notorious extermination order of October 2 ...
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8 THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE
9 THE BOSNIAN GENOCIDE
10 THE DARFUR GENOCIDE
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