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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These range from diary entries to interviews, memoirs, military orders, witness statements, confessions, compilations, and other forms of personal accounts in which the accent is on narrative reportage. Each account is followed by a ...
... von Trotha saw the only military solution as being one of extermination and annihilation. His infamous Vernichtungsbefehl (“Extermination Order”), issued on October 1, 1904, demonstrated this quite clearly.
By the time the uprising was considered to be over, the Herero and Nama populations had been destroyed by military action, starvation and thirst, disease, and overwork in the concentration and labor camps. Evidence exists of medical ...
The German military presence during the war comprised 11,000 soldiers of all ranks. Sickness was the primary cause of casualties, with some 57 percent on sick call due to the effects of lack of water and sanitation, as well as the ...
What was Peter Moor's greatest area of concern during his military experience: attacks from the Hereros or the possibility of catching disease? 2. What was Moor's attitude toward life and death? Did it change during his military service ...
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8 THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE
9 THE BOSNIAN GENOCIDE
10 THE DARFUR GENOCIDE
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