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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As with all my books, my definitive acknowledgment goes to my dear wife Eve. In an earlier book I wrote of her that she is my muse, and nothing has changed in that regard. And that is my personal testimony. Paul R. Bartrop Fort Myers, ...
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.
From whom does one obtain eyewitness testimony if all the eyewitnesses have been killed? How does one examine written records where none were kept? How did genocide manifest itself in these communities? We may never know, but the use of ...
The situation would be repeated by their descendants, the Nazis, who were known to use piano wire for the execution of their most reviled victims. Accounts of this kind, based on sworn testimony, provide evidence 16 The Herero Genocide.
Accounts of this kind, based on sworn testimony, provide evidence given by a witness who has made a commitment to telling the truth. The essential purpose of such a declaration is to recite the facts of a situation.
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8 THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE
9 THE BOSNIAN GENOCIDE
10 THE DARFUR GENOCIDE
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