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A Century of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness by Parsons Totten

By Parsons Totten

Via robust first-person money owed, scholarly analyses and old info, Century of Genocide takes at the activity of explaining how and why genocides were perpetrated in the course of the process the 20th century. The ebook assembles a bunch of overseas students to debate the factors, effects, and ramifications of those genocides: from the Armenians within the Ottoman Empire; to the Jews, Romani, and the mentally and bodily handicapped through the Holocaust; and genocides in East Timor, Bangladesh, and Cambodia. the second one variation has been absolutely up to date and lines new chapters at the genocide within the former Yugoslavia and the mass killing of the Kurds in Iraq, in addition to a bankruptcy at the query of even if the location in Kosovo constituted genocide. It concludes with an essay touching on tools of intervention and prevention of destiny genocide.

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158). 14 German patrols subsequently found hand-dug holes 40 feet deep, grim evidence of the Hereros’ futile attempts to find water in the Omaheke Desert. To prevent the Hereros from returning to German South West Africa, von Trotha sealed off the western rim of the desert with a series of forts and fortified positions stretching for several hundred miles. On September 28, 1904, a small band of Hereros tried to break through the German lines; they were repulsed almost without a fight. “All contacts with the enemy since the Battle of Waterberg have demonstrated (that) strength of will, unity of command, and the last remnants of resistance have been lost,” wrote von Trotha (Grosser Generalstab, 1906–1907, 1:206).

They, and others like them, are to be commended. At the same time, what is still needed is the development of a critical mass of humanity across the globe to work for the intervention and prevention of genocide. To develop such a critical mass, individuals, communities, and states need to undertake an effort to educate themselves and their young about genocide; speak out against injustices anywhere against anybody; remain vigilant; and finally, encourage and prod one’s family, friends, community, and nation to be vigilant.

158). 14 German patrols subsequently found hand-dug holes 40 feet deep, grim evidence of the Hereros’ futile attempts to find water in the Omaheke Desert. To prevent the Hereros from returning to German South West Africa, von Trotha sealed off the western rim of the desert with a series of forts and fortified positions stretching for several hundred miles. On September 28, 1904, a small band of Hereros tried to break through the German lines; they were repulsed almost without a fight. “All contacts with the enemy since the Battle of Waterberg have demonstrated (that) strength of will, unity of command, and the last remnants of resistance have been lost,” wrote von Trotha (Grosser Generalstab, 1906–1907, 1:206).

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