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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What is the historian, often coming onto the scene much later, to do with such material? It might be said that there is a certain dimension of truth in survivor testimony that is absent in other forms of memoir literature.
In 1883, Franz Adolph Eduard Lüderitz (1834–1886), a German businessman and merchant, purchased a strip of land from the Nama people at what would later be called Lüderitzbucht (“Lüderitz Bay”). A small settlement was established there, ...
... perpetrator of what would later come to be deemed genocide. Before his return to Germany, von Trotha was responsible for the deaths of thousands ofNama people, with over half the population destroyed during 1905 alone.
The book was translated into English by Margaret May Ward in 1908, and sections of it were later incorporated into the British government's Report on the Natives of South-West Africa and Their Treatment by Germany (London: His Majesty's ...
The theme is continued a little later, when the same Afrikaner shoots a captive in the back after having already released him. Moor's response is one of disapproval—not, as he tells us, because of any moral qualms, but because he thinks ...
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8 THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE
9 THE BOSNIAN GENOCIDE
10 THE DARFUR GENOCIDE
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