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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During this time, the destruction of up to 80 percent of the total population took place. The devastation was not isolated, as at least 50 percent of the Nama, or “Hottentot,” population, was also wiped out at this time.
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. However, it was primarily under both his and Leutwein's successor's—Governor ...
Most prisoners sent to Shark Island died, though the population was replenished constantly. ... By the time the uprising was considered to be over, the Herero and Nama populations had been destroyed by military action, starvation and ...
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” ...
Prior to the uprising, by best accounts, the Herero population had numbered around 80,000; after it, no more than about 15,000 could be counted. Some have asked whether or not von Trotha's actions constituted 10 The Herero Genocide ...
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8 THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE
9 THE BOSNIAN GENOCIDE
10 THE DARFUR GENOCIDE
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