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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Others survived, only to be captured and killed on von Trotha's direct orders, without mercy. Von Trotha was indeed successful in meeting the terms of his orders to put down the uprising in South-West Africa, but his means of doing so ...
... only about 15,000 could be found. The vast majority of the rest had been killed, either directly or indirectly, by German forces over the preceding half-dozen years, though most of the killing had taken place from 1904 to 1905.
He who believes that mercy will not be extended to him should leave the land for as long as he lives on German soil he will be shot—this policy will go on until all such Hottentots have been killed. For the following men, ...
This was, of course, simply an overt justification for the killing; his underlying racist attitude, though obvious to everyone, was not mentioned. Individuals who were never in a state of rebellion, such as women and children, ...
In March 1905 I was sent from Karibib and accompanied the troops of Hauptmann Kuhne to the Waterberg. I then saw that the Germans no longer took any prisoners. They killed all men, women and children whom they came across.
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8 THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE
9 THE BOSNIAN GENOCIDE
10 THE DARFUR GENOCIDE
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