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					Genocide
The Fruit of Hatred
     Genocide Defined
 The  systematic and planned
  extermination of an entire national,
  racial, political, or ethnic group (from
  the Greek genos, meaning “race”)
 Hatred is as old as humanity

 The last 100 years have given rise to
  a new form of hatred…
              Armenia
            1915-1918, 1920-1923




1.5 million Armenians were murdered, starved, or
worked to death in labor camps by the Turkish
majority in the Ottoman Empire
                            Armenia
                        1915-1918, 1920-1923
                                                 “Who, after all,
                                                   speaks today of
                                                   the annihilation of
                                                   the Armenians?”
                                                   –Adolph Hitler,
                                                   while persuading his
                                                   associates that a Jewish
                                                   holocaust would be
                                                   tolerated by the west



Armenian mother & 2 children, starved to death
      Nazi Germany
             1933-1945

6 million Jews
5 million Poles, Gypsies,
 homosexuals, the disabled, and
 “enemies of the State”
 were murdered, starved or
 worked to death in concentration
 camps
             Nazi Germany
                           1933-1945




Prison barracks, Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel is at far right, second bunk
                      Cambodia
                              1975-1979
1.7 million people lost
  their lives
The Khmer Rouge regime, headed by
    Pol Pot, tried to eliminate
    intellectuals and educated people
    (lawyers, doctors, teachers,
    engineers, scientists and
    professional people) , the ill,
    disabled, old and very young.
Religion was banned- Buddhist
    monks were killed and temples
    were destroyed. Music and radios
    were banned.
People were shot simply for knowing
    a foreign language, wearing
    glasses, laughing, or crying.
Also targeted were minority groups,
    including ethnic Chinese,
    Vietnamese and Thai, or
    Cambodians with mixed ancestry
              Cambodia
                   1975-1979
With bureaucratic
 precision the Kmer
 Rouge photographed
 their victims before
 torturing and killing
 them. This picture is
 all that remains of a
 mother and child
 murdered in Tuol
 Sleng Prison
 sometime between
 1975 and 1979
          Rwanda
              1994




Rwandan soldiers and Hutu gangs
 slaughtered ethnic Tutsis
Rwanda
   1994

Over the course of
 only 100 days, one
 million people were
 slaughtered, mostly
 by gangs with
 machetes.
An estimated
 535,000 women
 were victims of a
 rape campaign
Bosnia
  1992-1995
In the Republic of
  Bosnia-
  Herzegovina,
  conflict between
  the three main
  ethnic groups, the
  Serbs, Croats, and
  Muslims, resulted
  in genocide
  committed by the
  Serbs against the
  Muslims in Bosnia
                     Bosnia
                       1992-1995
200,000 Deaths resulted from
  the four-year campaign of
  “ethnic cleansing”
Radovan Karadzic (right), the
  former Bosnian Serb leader
  charged with genocide for
  the 1995 Srebrenica
  massacre of some 8,000
  Muslims
On July 11, 1995 Bosnian
  Serb troops overran the
  UN "safe area" of
  Srebrenica as UN Dutch
  troops stood by helplessly.
  The slaughter lasted seven
  days.
Karadzic remains at large.
            Sudan
            2003-Present
In 2003, rebel groups of African Muslims,
   fed up with chronic inequalities
   between Africans and the ruling Arab
   elite, struck out against the
   government, which responded by
   arming local militias to crack down on
   mainly three ethnic groups: the Fur,
   Masalit and Zaghawa.
The government-backed groups, known as
   "Janjaweed," terrorize Africans,
   destroying villages, killing and maiming
   men, ransacking food supplies and
   blocking international assistance. The
   Janjaweed also carry out systematic
   campaigns of rape against African
   women in an attempt to humiliate the
   women and their families and weaken
   tribal ethnic lines
Sudan
2003-Present
    Genocide
Evil triumphs when good
 men do nothing…

				
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