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  Mass crimes against humanity and genocide: up to the end of World War II
Natives were murdered by warfare, forced death marches, forced relocation to barren lands, intentional and accidental spread of disease, poisoning, the promotion of suicide through the destruction of their cultural and religious heritage, etc. Even today, Canadian Natives have the highest suicide of any population group in the world.
The use of the term "genocide" is "categorically unacceptable," according to Yüksel Söylemez, the chairman of a group of former Turkish ambassadors.
Although the main victims of this genocide were Armenian Christians, the approximately five million Greek Christians living in Turkey at the start of World War I were also targeted for programs of deportation, forced marches leading to extermination, and ethnic cleansing.
www.religioustolerance.org /genocide2.htm   (0 words)

  Genocides - The Top 10 - a Wikia wiki
A Genocide is the systematic and intentional mass killing of a group - usually involving civilians, women, children, and innocent people - on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, political belief, or social-economic status.
The most famous of all genocides is the Holocaust,committed by the Nazis in World War II, towards the Jews and other minority groups.
The Armenian Genocide (also known as the Armenian Holocaust or the Armenian Massacre) refers to the forced mass evacuation and related deaths of hundreds of thousands or over a million Armenians, during the government of the Young Turks (Committee of Union and Progress) from 1915 to 1917 in the Ottoman Empire.
top10.wikia.com /wiki/Genocides   (713 words)

The term genocide is of recent derivation; etymologically, it combines the Greek for group, tribe-genos, with the Latin for killing-cide.
Most genocide occurs during a crisis such as war, state breakdown, or revolution, and the crisis is blamed by the perpetrators on the victims.
The first genocide of the twentieth century occurred in 1915, when 1.5 million Armenians were slaughtered by the "Young Turk" government of the Ottoman Empire.
www.deardeath.com /genocides.htm   (823 words)

  David Lipscomb Campus School
The Holocaust and History: the Known, the Unknown, the Disputed, and the Reexamined.
The Age of Arthur: a History of the British Isles from 350 to 650.
A History of Modern Russia: from Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin.
library.dlhs.lipscomb.edu /filter.asp?SID=107&fi_key=470&co_key=8180   (750 words)

The word 'genocide' was coined in 1944 to name a particularly shocking and horrific crime of violence which it was then believed could never happen again.
There may have been a time in the early history of the human race (a time when the natural world was the chief threat to survival) when this kind of primitive thinking served a purpose.
Genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law.
www.ppu.org.uk /genocide/g_genocide_intro.html   (509 words)

 (GENOCIDES) Tall Armenian Tale: The Other Side of the Falsified Genocide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One strategy for discouraging such gratuitous insults to history and justice is to demonstrate that Turkey's accusers have been guilty of the same misconduct but have staunchly resisted self-condemnations as perpetrators of genocide, in other words, they are applying a double and hypocritical legal standard for the crime of genocide.
Greece is guilty of genocide of Ottoman Muslims in Crete and of Turkish Cypriots in Cyprus twice, 1963-64 and 1974.
Italy is guilty of genocide in Ethiopia and Somalia during its colonization and war aggressions, and a co-inspirator in the Jewish Holocaust as an ally of Hitler's Third Reich.
www.tallarmeniantale.com /genocides-forgotten.htm   (5457 words)

 Genocide and Human Rights University Program by the Zoryan Institute
As incidents of genocide occur with alarming frequency, it is essential that we understand what constitutes genocide, what are its indicators, the relation of genocide to human rights, and how we can prevent future occurrences of genocide.
As Israel Charny, a noted specialist in the psychology of genocide denial has said, “Denial is an attack on the collective identity and the national cultural continuity of the victim people.” This has devastating effects on both the survivors of genocide and their offspring.
The instructors will analyze genocide from the perspective of a variety of disciplines; explore the universality of the issues related to genocide, the continuing effects of genocide and its denial, and how genocide can be prevented.
www.genocidestudies.org /ProgramDesc/Default.htm   (357 words)

 Spring 2007, WFU History
This course surveys Middle Eastern history from the emergence of the Ottoman and Safavid Empires in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to the development of nation-states in the late twentieth century.
The core of the course is diplomatic history, examining the crises which led to the outbreak of the war.
This course explores the history of genocide in the modern age throughout the globe.
www.wfu.edu /history/Courses_Spring2007.html   (2167 words)

 Hinduism Today | Mar 1999
Genocide is the intentional attempt to destroy an ethnic community, or by extension any community constituted by bonds of kinship, of common religion or ideology, of common socio-economic position or of common race.
History doesn't record such events, and they certainly could not have been on the scale of the modern events, for there simply were not that many people in the world in prehistory.
The Jews concluded their genocide was a result of weakness, and since World War II have sought to create a strong nation-state out of a fragmented and stateless community.
www.hinduismtoday.com /archives/1999/3/1999-3-14.shtml   (1673 words)

 Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Main Page
It is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures.
Internet History Sourcebooks Project began as a way to access texts that were already available on the Internet, it now contains hundreds of texts made available locally.
Although the history of social and cultural elite groups remains important to historians, the lives of non-elite women, people of color, lesbians and gays are also well represented here.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/modsbook.html   (951 words)

 Postgraduate Courses in History
In this respect, histories of the nation and identity have arguably not adequately contributed to the task of finishing the critique of apartheid.
This course is dedicated to exploring the question of history in contemporary South Africa in relation to the concept of secular criticism that is elaborated in the oeuvre of the late Edward Said.
The history of anthropology is a dynamic recent area of international research with a host of recent conferences and publications on topics like “Anthropology in Africa” and “Photography and Anthropology”.
www.uwc.ac.za /arts/history/postgradindex/pgradmain.htm   (2434 words)

 From the Massachusetts Guide to Choosing and Using Curricular Materials On Genocide and Human Rights, March 1, 1999
Said recommendations shall be available to all school districts in the commonwealth on an advisory basis, and shall be filed with the clerk of the house of representatives, the clerk of the senate, and the house and senate chairmen of the joint committee on education, arts, and humanities not later than March 1, 1999.
Genocides in the modem era have often been sanctioned by specific governments and based on ideologies that legitimize prejudice and violence.
Learning about the history of genocides can lead the Commonwealth's students to understand the histories of the families in their schools, communities, and in the nation as a whole.
www.chgs.umn.edu /Educational_Resources/Curriculum/Teaching_Armenian_Genocide/Commonwealth_of_Massachusetts/commonwealth_of_massachusetts.html   (379 words)

But the history of the twentieth century instead proved that “never again” became “again and again.”  The promise the United Nations made was broken, as again and again, genocides and other forms of mass murder killed 170 million people, more than all the international wars of the twentieth century combined.
During the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust, the world’s response was denial.
The International Campaign to End Genocide covers genocide as it is defined in the Genocide Convention: “the intentional destruction, in whole or in part, of a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such.”  It also covers political mass murder, ethnic cleansing, and other genocide-like crimes against humanity.
www.genocidewatch.org /HOWWECANPREVENTGENOCIDE.htm   (4731 words)

 The L.A. Pilot
The Armenian genocide claimed the lives of 1.5 million Armenians from its beginning on April 24, 1915, to its end in 1923.
ASA members said it was important for them to share their history with other members of the USC community.
The Armenian genocide and Holocaust Candlelight Vigil began at 6 p.m.
www-scf.usc.edu /~choangel/genocidepage.html   (1080 words)

 USC Genocide Commemorations 2006 - Armeniapedia.org   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Armenian genocide claimed the lives of 1.5 million Armenians from its beginning on April 24, 1915, to its end in 1923.
Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day is April 24, and Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is set by the Jewish lunar calendar, fell on April 25.
ASA members said it was important for them to share their history with other members of the USC community.
www.armeniapedia.org /index.php?title=USC_Genocide_Commemorations_2006   (1063 words)

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 History: Part of the AllThingsMike Universe
I believe that history is a cyclical occurance which is only a part of the corporeal existence of each individual human piece of the Universal Mind.
As a rebirth of artistic splendor and scientific discovery taught man that he didn't know anything at all even after quite a few centuries laying waste to his planet, the peoples of the earth tried to ignore each other while praising the concept of diversity.
Acutely engineered genocides and purges took the place of ritual sacrifice, but mankind still harbored a great passion in killing himself.
www.allthingsmike.com /history.html   (2776 words)

 Society History Journals   (Site not responding. Last check: )
History and Theory - Academic journal which publishes articles, monographs, book reviews, summaries, and bibliographies principally in four areas: theories of history, narrativism, historical method, and related disciplines.
The Journal of Economic History - Devoted to the interdisciplinary study of history and economics.
Journal of the History of Ideas - Electronic and print interdisciplinary scholarly journal on intellectual history and the evolution of ideas, published by The Johns Hopkins University Press.
www.mf1.it /poleposition/search/directory.asp?ctg=Society/History/Journals   (1153 words)

 3Melissa Black: Comparing Nazi Holocaust and Ugandan genocide
Although the Jewish Holocaust is the most studied and well known, it was not the first episode of genocide in history, and it wasn’t the last.
Genocide is often thought of as something of the past, and that the world learned its lesson after World War II.
Neither the Jewish Holocaust, nor the genocide unfolding in Uganda is meant to be trivialized.
www.history.ucsb.edu /faculty/marcuse/classes/33d/projects/genocides/uganda/UgandaWW2Melissa.htm   (1553 words)

 Other Websites Related to Armenian Genocide
A history source on Genocides in the 20th century.
The crimes of Turkey: declaration, chronological index, The Armenian Genocide, The Greek holocaust in Asia Minor and Pontos, the Kurdish Drama, the persecutions of Christian communities, Cyprus and the Turkish invasion.
History of Armenian Genocide, history of Ottoman empire, Ottoman Empire and Turkey in The New York Times 1850 Through 1938.
www.ourararat.com /eng/e_link.htm   (751 words)

 Genocide's New Definition: Deliberate Negligence | Progressive U   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I read about genocides in a history class, and I wondered how many times they had occurred through out history-all ‘possible’ genocides that have occurred during history.
The definition of genocide is stated as the “intent to destroy, in whole of part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group by killing, condition/acts to cause death, physical harm, preventative birth and the transferring of children”.
The issue in the Great Leap Forward was that Mao (Tse-Tung is his given name, Mao is his surname) didn't know what to expect for revenue, and since he was the dictator, and what he said had to be true, the people had to 'produce' the numbers that he mandated.
www.progressiveu.org /220726-genocides-new-definition-deliberate-negligence   (814 words)

 Humam Rights in Bangladesh
Over three decades past the genocide and the independence but there has been no accountability of the war crimes and any possible emotional healing and integration of the nation continues to elude us.
One of the reasons genocides have occurred in distant and not-so-distant history is because human beings have often lost their own humanity and their faith in humanity; consequently, treating other fellow human beings, Muslims or non-Muslims, communists or non-communists, Jews or non-Jews, Armenians or non-Armenians, in inhumane manner seemed acceptable.
At the institutional level, Bangladesh and Bangladeshis should work toward establishing genocide studies programs, with special focus on 1971, and also be connected with all those around the world who are working on the noble goal to prevent future genocides.
www.banglarights.net /significiantcases/06.htm   (1889 words)

 History of the Balkan Ethnic Conflict :: Ethnicity
Thomas Mockaitis, a history professor at DePaul University and expert on ethnic relations in Bosnia, said that people like Milosevic were very powerful during the region's most distressful time after the SFRY split up in 1991 and 1992.
At the epicenter of the most brutal and deadly genocides in history, Milosevic launched an offensive against Kosovar Albanians, bashing 1.5 million people from their homes and murdering nearly 3,000 people in mass numbers, acts deemed by NATO as ethnic cleansing.
The turbulent history of the Balkans gave way to one of the most horrific demonstrations of ethnic hatred resulting in massive loss and quality of life.
projects.jou.ufl.edu /ktrammell/project2/ethnicity/balkans1.htm   (423 words)

 ZNet Commentary
When Jews turn inward to concentrate on their own history, and look away from the ordeal of others, they are, with terrible irony, doing exactly what the rest of the world did in allowing the genocide to happen.
To build a wall around the uniqueness of the Jewish Holocaust is to abandon the idea that humankind is all one, that we are all, of whatever color, nationality, religion, deserving of equal rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
What happened to the Jews under Hitler is unique in its details but it shares universal characteristics with many other events in human history: the Atlantic slave trade, the genocide against native Americans, the injuries and deaths to millions of working people, victims of the capitalist ethos that put profit before human life.
www.zmag.org /ZSustainers/ZDaily/1999-10/10zinn.htm   (2602 words)

 The Ultimate The Holocaust - American History Information Guide and Reference
This can be viewed as a political question, with non-Jewish groups that were victims of genocide attempting to ride the success of Jews in popularizing knowledge of the Holocaust as a Jewish event, and Jewish groups conversely attempting to preserve a version of history that views the Holocaust as a uniquely Jewish event.
Hitler's campaign of genocide against the Rroma people of Europe was seen by many as a particularly bizarre application of Nazi "racial hygiene".
Historical revisionism is a well-accepted and mainstream part of the study of history; it is the reexamination of accepted history, with an eye towards updating it with newly discovered, more accurate, and/or less biased information, or viewing known information from a new perspective.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Holocaust   (0 words)

As Carole Goldberg, UCLA Law Professor, encouraged, "California has a tragic history of hostility toward its Native Peoples, including unrestrained, vigilante groups that hunted Native men, women and children like game animals during the first decades of statehood killing thousands.
Raymond "Koodie" Jeff, Santa Rosa Rancheria Tribal Historian, recognized that our children are aware of other racial genocides and that our state education system exposes our children to such as the historical genocide of the Jewish race, yet limits our children's exposure to our own history.
In 1852 when our 18 treaties were not ratified the U.S. turned its head the other way, and let the State of California handle the Indian population.
www.tachi-yokut.com /history2.html   (0 words)

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