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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... having been committed against Herero women. In 1911, when a count was made of the surviving Hereros, only about 15,000 could be found. The vast majority of the rest had been killed, either directly or indirectly, by German forces ...
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 ...
The German forces were paid well to pursue the Hereros into this forbidding environment. Along the way they were also ordered to poison the few water holes they encountered. By August 14, 1904, however, they had returned to the ...
Do you think Moor ultimately found his experience as a soldier during Germany's conflict with the Hereros a rewarding one? LOTHAR. VON. TROTHA. The German commander-in-chief of military forces in South-West Africa between 1904 and 1907, ...
If the people do not do this, then I will force them to do it with the great guns. Any Herero found within the German borders with or without a gun, with or without cattle, will be shot. I shall no longer receive any women and children; ...
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8 THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE
9 THE BOSNIAN GENOCIDE
10 THE DARFUR GENOCIDE
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