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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Especially in the field of genocide, there are cases where only one witness has survived. Nevertheless, or even because of this fact, the evidence that person brings is of value, often immensely so. What may we know of such things when ...
Survival is a specific kind of experience, and surviving in order to bear witness is one of its forms. It permits the survivor to allow the dead their voice; it serves as a call to humanity, a signal to all those observing the power of ...
... have survived the desert. The roots of the genocide can be found in several areas. These include colonialism, Christian missionizing, economic self-interest, labor recruitment and slave labor, militarism, nationalism, and racism.
Some of those who managed to survive the desert experience, including Samuel Maharero, escaped to British Bechuanaland. Others survived, only to be captured and killed on von Trotha's direct orders, without mercy.
Evidence exists of medical experiments having been carried out, and of sexual crimes having been committed against Herero women. In 1911, when a count was made of the surviving Hereros, only about 15,000 could be found.
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8 THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE
9 THE BOSNIAN GENOCIDE
10 THE DARFUR GENOCIDE
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