Genocide

Below are groups and resources (books, articles, websites, etc.) related to this topic. Click on an item’s title to go its resource page with author, publisher, description/abstract and other details, a link to the full text if available, as well as links to related topics in the Subject Index. You can also browse the Title, Author, Subject, Chronological, Dewey, LoC, and Format indexes, or use the Search box.
Particularly recommended items are flagged with a red logo:

Connexions Library

Amnesia and the Armenian Genocide
Batou, Jean
Article
2015
A century after the methodically planned, organized, and executed destruction of the Anatolian Armenians, this article revisits the causes of this genocide and recognizes its importance for understand...
The Case Against Israel
Neumann, Michael
Book
2005
Neumann argues that Israel's policies are the cause of the conflict, and that the conflict can be ended by Israel changing its behaviour.
A Century Later, Namibia Demands Justice From Germany for Its First Holocaust
Bah, Abdoulaye
Article
2017
Between 1904 and 1908, German colonialists committed a holocaust against the Herero and the Nama, exterminating as many as 65,000 Herero and 10,000 Nama. Now Namibia is demanding reparations.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Christopher Who? -- Discovering the Americas
McKenna, Paul; Taylor, Norman
Article
1990
Columbus seen as a conqueror.
The CIA's Greatest Hits
Zepezauer, Mark
Book
1994
Brief case studies of the CIA's greatest 'triumphs'.
Climate Change As Genocide
Klare, Michael T.
Article
2017
Is this what a world battered by climate change will be like—one in which tens of millions, even hundreds of millions of people perish from disease, starvation, and heat prostration while the rest of ...
Der Zor Diary: A Pilgrimage To The Killing Fields of the Armenian Genocide
Kasbarian, Lucine
Article
2010
The Der Zor desert -- the most infamous of the killings fields in the premeditated extermination of the Armenian people carried out by the Turkish government beginning in 1915.
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A report on the banality of evil
Arendt, Hannah
Book
1963
Hannah Arendt's report on the trial of Adolph Eichmann.
Exterminate All The Brutes: One Man's Odyssey Into the Heart of Darkness and the Origins of European Genocide
Lindqvist, Sven
Book
1992
Lindqvist explores European imperialism and explains how and why racism, exploitation and extermination were policies of European colonial administrations.
Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe
Naimark, Norman M.
Book
2002
A history of genocide, ethnic cleansing and forced deportation of ethnic groups in the 20th century.
The genocide in Namibia (1904-08) and its consequences
Kössler, Reinhart; Melber, Henning
Article
2012
The repatriation of human remains more than a century after they were taken to Germany from Namibia has evoked painful memories of colonial wars in which primary African resistance was crushed, and ge...
Germany and Genocide in Namibia: Special Issue of Pambazuka News - #577 - March 2012
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2012
Between 1904 and 1908 imperial Germany waged an atrocious and inhumane war of extermination against the Herero, Nama, Damara and San peoples in its former colony ‘German South West Africa’, now the Re...
Germany's genocide in Namibia
Grasdorff, Eric Van; Röschert, Nicolai; Manji, Firoze
Article
2012
Germany, which has done commendable remembrance work about the Holocaust, seems to have forgotten or deliberately buried its violent colonial past. A past that hides the first genocide of the 20th cen...
How American History Erases Mass Killings Against Native Americans
Article
2017
In the wake of recent American mass killings, the author reminds us of mass murders of indigenous people in American history.
Israeli minister threatens "holocaust" as public demand ceasefire talks
Abunimah, Ali
Article
2008
Israel's deputy defense minister Matan Vilnai has threatened Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip with a "holocaust." The comments came a day after Israeli occupation forces killed 31 Palestinians,...
Israel's Exterminatory Impulse Toward Gaza: A Protracted Genocide
Pollack, Norman
Article
2014
Disproportionate power yields the psychopathology of sadism.
Israel's occupation is more complex than a genocide
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
Israeli officials were caught in a revealing lie late last month as the country celebrated the Jewish New Year. Shortly after declaring the most popular boy’s name in Israel to be "Yosef", the interio...
Judgment unto Truth: An Armenian Memory
Jernazian, Ephraim K.
Book
1989
Jernazian was born in Turkish Armenia in 1890 and lived there until he was forced to flee in 1922. This autobriography tells of a way of life in those years now destroyed forever. His sensitive and en...
Justice after genocide: New Internationalist December 2005 - #385
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
A look at some countries around the world which have been affected by genocide and some of the characters involved.
Kampuchea, Decade of the Genocide: Report of a Finnish Inquiry Commission
Kiljenen, Kimmo
Book
1990
Commissioned by the Finnish Inquiry Commission this a straight forward account of the history of Kampuchea from the saturation bombing by the United States during the Vietnam war in the 1970's to the ...
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
Hochschild, Adam
Book
1999
The brutal story of Belgian colonialism in the Congo, resulting in the death of between five and eight million Africans.
The Life of Death: An Exchange
Shahak, Israel
Article
1985
The really great form of courage and honesty that could be witnessed under the conditions of the Holocaust was when a Pole opposed the opinion or the silence of other Poles, when a Jew opposed other J...
The Look of Silence
Oppenheimer, Joshua (director)
Film/Video
2014
The Look of Silence (Indonesian: Senyap, "Silence") is a 2014 internationally co-produced documentary film directed by Joshua Oppenheimer about the Indonesian killings of 1965–66. The film is a compan...
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
A Marxist History of the World part 89: 1941-1945: barbarism in a world gone mad
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
The Second World War was characterised by primeval savagery. Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia and Militarist Japan waged war with unprecedented brutality, but the ‘democracies’ also committed terrible w...
The Media and the Rwanda Genocide
Thompson, Allan
Book
2007
The news media played a crucial role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Local media fueled the killings, while international media either ignored or seriously misunderstood what was happening. This is the f...
Racist of the year, Ian Khama: Not Botswana's finest
Evan, Lewis
Article
2016
General Ian Khama, the President of Botswana, and his frequent outbursts against the Kalahari Bushmen are among the most horrifying instances of racism of recent times. His sentiments are extremely tr...
Resistance in Europe: 1939 - 45
Hawes, Stephen; White, Ralph; (eds)
Book
1975
Essays on the resistance against Hitler during World War II.
Revolutionary Nonviolence: Essays by Dave Dellinger
Dellinger, Dave
Book
1970
Dellinger says that "those of us who oppose the violence of the status quo and reject the violence of armed revolt and class hatred bear a heavy responsibility to struggle existentially to provdew non...
The Right-Wing Doesn’t Want to Talk About Christian Atrocities, So Let’s Talk About Christian Atrocities
Kilburn, Josh
Article
2015
History is full of atrocities committed by Christians for Christ, against not just other religions but against Christians themselves.
Russia's Chechnya Syndrome: Against The Current vol. 84
Weissman, Susan
Article
2000
The near-genocidal war that Russia's Putin-Yeltsin government is waging in Chechnya is cynical on many counts. Some might compare it to U.S. efforts to end the “Vietnam syndrome” by engaging in small ...
Take a STAND Canada. An Interview on the Darfur advocacy group's path to success with director Ben Fine
Stavro-Beauchamp, Laura
Article
2006
An interview on the Darfur advocacy groups's path to success with director Ben Fine.
They Came for the Children: Truth Commission Sheds Light on Canada's Genocide Against Indigenous Peoples
Lathem, Alexis
Article
2016
Imagine a village with all its children gone. For aboriginal peoples all across Canada, this was their lived reality, not the stuff of imagination. The story of what happened to the children -- who we...
This is Genocide: On Israel/Palestine
Rohricht, Alyssa
Article
2014
To call what is going on in Israel and Palestine a “conflict” is to partake in the racist and blatantly false narrative that is being pushed by Israel. When one side fights with stones and homemade ro...
Torture - never forget: New Internationalist September 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
The importance of listening to victims of torture and bringing their stories to the world stage. Articles include an expose of the trade in torture weapons, a look at the torturers themselves, torture...
Understanding Genocide: Against The Current vol. 112
Wald, Alan
Article
2004
In 1944, a gifted young Jewish-American Marxist playwright, scenarist and fiction writer, Albert Maltz (1908-1985), published the novel that would become the most esteemed work of his professional lif...
The United Nations at 60 Upside dowm: New Internationalist January/February 2005
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
A look into the United Nations system and its role in history.
Violent, Genocidal Anti-Palestinian Rhetoric Moving to US?
Sheen, David
Article
2014
Earlier this week the Times of Israel published a post, written by American Yochanan Gordon, titled "When Genocide is Permissible," which concludes with the following question: "If political leaders ...
You either believe in freedom or you don't
Article
1991
Speak out for human rights by joining the European Community and the majority of the United Nations in calling for a free East Timor.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Canadian Centre for Genocide Education
The mission of the Canadian Centre for Genocide Education is to encourage teachers to teach the lessons of genocide - the importance of tolerance, of upholding human rights and democracy, and of helpi...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Sources Library

The absence of reconciliation
Kleinschmid, Horst
2012
Namibian-born Horst Kleinschmidt provides challenging observations and personal family history linked to the colonial era. Urging both Germany and German-speaking Namibians to confront their past hone...
Crimes of War
What the Public Should Know (Crimes of War project)
Dworkin, Anthony; Gutman, Roy; Rieff, David; Mendez, Sheryl
2007
An A-Z guide to the laws governing armed conflict and their application in practice. The chapters include discussions of the crimes prohibited by international humanitarian law, key terms relating to ...
Final Solution
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The Final Solution (German: Die Endlösung) was Nazi Germany's plan and execution of the systematic genocide of European Jews during World War II, resulting in the most deadly phase of the Holocaust.
German denial of Herero genocide
Jumah, Saunders
2012
The Germans’ inhuman treatment of the Namibian delegation is only the most recent in a long history of injustice and disrespect towards African peoples. It is more than time, writes Saunders Jumah, fo...
German–Namibian denialism: How (not) to come to terms with the past
Kössler, Reinhart; Melber, Henning
2012
Largely unnoticed by most Namibians, the local German-language daily Allgemeine Zeitung provides a forum for colonial apologetics. Reinhart Kössler and Henning Melber examine recent comments and reade...
Germany’s African Genocide
The Namibia Legacy
VLTCHEK, ANDRE
2014
How outrageous, how heartbreaking, how truly grotesque! Windhoek City – the capital of Namibia – is, at one extreme full of flowers and Mediterranean-style villas, and at the other, it is nothing more...
Return of stolen skulls by Germany to Namibia: Closure of a horrible chapter?
Opoku, Kwame
2012
The Namibia-Germany case is being keenly observed by other African peoples and states with unresolved issues relating to the colonial era.
The return of the Herero and Nama skulls: Coming to terms with a difficult history
Hengari, Alfredo Tjiurimo
2012
In his analysis of the failure over more than two decades to deal with the genocide, Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari looks at the changing attitudes of Namibia’s SWAPO-led government and the role of the Nami...
The significance of the repatriation of Namibian human skulls
Katjavivi, Peter H.
2012
In October 2011, the skulls of Namibian ancestors were returned to their country of origin.
'Strong evidence' of genocide in Myanmar
2015
Al Jazeera investigation reveals government triggered deadly communal violence for political gain.

From the Connexions Archives

New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.