The Holocaust and Other Genocides

An Introduction

Edited by Maria van Haperen et al

Edited by Maria van Haperen et al

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

176 pages | 33 color plates, 31 halftones | 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2012
Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9789089643810 Published March 2013 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
After the unthinkable horrors of the Holocaust, the United Nations signed the Genocide Convention in 1948. Although this convention aimed for the prevention of genocide in the future, large-scale mass murder nonetheless returned in Rwanda and Cambodia, among other nations. Genocide is incredibly difficult to fight, as its causes are complex and deeply rooted, but international courts and tribunals have begun to play an increasing role in bringing perpetrators to justice. This book offers concise information about five twentieth-century cases of genocide, while analyzing overarching issues in international justice.  

B. Lieberman, Fitchburg State University | Choice
“This collection serves as a concise, accurate guide to the Holocaust and major genocides of the 20th century. Identifying the Holocaust as central to genocide studies, the authors document up-to-date knowledge on other genocides with the aim of encouraging broader education about the subject. Chapters accurately introduce the Holocaust and the Armenian, Cambodian, and Rwandan genocides, as well as genocide in Yugoslavia . . . [and] provide useful maps, glossaries, images, and time lines. . . . Recommended.”
Contents
Introduction
      Wichert ten Have and Barbara Boender

The Holocaust, 1933–1941–945
      Wichert ten Have and Maria van Haperen
The Armenian Genocide, 1915
      Uğur Ümit Üngör
The Cambodian Genocide, 1975–1979
      Ben Kiernan
The Rwandan Genocide, 1994
      Maria van Haperen
Crisis and Genocide in Yugoslavia, 1985–1995
      Ton Zwaan
The Crime of Genocide and International Law
      Martin Mennecke

References
About the Authors
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