Propaganda and the Genocide in Indonesia by Saskia E. Wieringa+

Propaganda and the Genocide in Indonesia: Imagined Evil by Saskia E. Wieringa, Nursyahbani Katjasungkana
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Overview: In Indonesia, the events of 1st October 1965 were followed by a campaign to annihilate the Communist Party and its alleged sympathisers. It resulted in the murder of an estimate of one million people – a genocide that counts as one of the largest mass murders after WWII – and the incarceration of another million, many of them for a decade or more without any legal process. This drive was justified and enabled by a propaganda campaign in which communists were painted as atheist, hypersexual, amoral and intent to destroy the nation. To date, the effects of this campaign are still felt, and the victims are denied the right of association and freedom of speech.

This book presents the history of the genocide and propaganda campaign and the process towards the International People’s Tribunal on 1965 crimes against humanity in Indonesia (IPT 1965), which was held in November 2015 in The Hague, The Netherlands. The authors, an Indonesian Human Rights lawyer and a Dutch academic examine this unique event, which for the first time brings these crimes before an international court, and its verdict. They single out the campaign of hate propaganda as it provided the incitement to kill so many Indonesians and why this propaganda campaign is effective to this day. The first book on this topic, it fills a significant gap in Asian Studies and Genocide Studies.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Surviving Genocide by Jeffrey Ostler

Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States From the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas by Jeffrey Ostler
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In this book, the first part of a sweeping two-volume history, Jeffrey Ostler investigates how American democracy relied on Indian dispossession and the federally sanctioned use of force to remove or slaughter Indians in the way of U.S. expansion. He charts the losses that Indians suffered from relentless violence and upheaval and the attendant effects of disease, deprivation, and exposure. This volume centers on the eastern United States from the 1750s to the start of the Civil War.

An authoritative contribution to the history of the United States’ violent path toward building a continental empire, this ambitious and well-researched book deepens our understanding of the seizure of Indigenous lands, including the use of treaties to create the appearance of Native consent to dispossession. Ostler also documents the resilience of Native people, showing how they survived genocide by creating alliances, defending their towns, and rebuilding their communities.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The British Empire and the Armenian Genocide by Michelle Tusan

The British Empire and the Armenian Genocide: Humanitarianism and Imperial Politics from Gladstone to Churchill by Michelle Tusan
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Overview: An estimated one million Armenians were killed in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire in 1915. Against the backdrop of World War I, reports of massacre, atrocity, genocide and exile sparked the largest global humanitarian response up to that date. Britain and its empire – the most powerful internationalist institutional force at the time – played a key role in determining the global response to these events. This book considers the first attempt to intervene on behalf of the victims of the massacres and to prosecute those responsible for ‘crimes against humanity’ using newly uncovered archival material. It looks at those who attempted to stop the violence and to prosecute the Ottoman perpetrators of the atrocities. In the process it explores why the Armenian question emerged as one of the most popular humanitarian causes in British society, capturing the imagination of philanthropists, politicians and the press. For liberals, it was seen as the embodiment of the humanitarian ideals espoused by their former leader (and four-time Prime Minister), W.E. Gladstone. For conservatives, as articulated most clearly by Winston Churchill, it proved a test case for British imperial power. In looking at the British response to the events in Anatolia, Michelle Tusan provides a new perspective on the genocide and sheds light on one of the first ever international humanitarian campaigns.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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A Century of Genocide by Eric D. Weitz

A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation by Eric D. Weitz
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Overview: Why did the twentieth century witness unprecedented organized genocide? Can we learn why genocide is perpetrated by comparing different cases of genocide? Is the Holocaust unique, or does it share causes and features with other cases of state-sponsored mass murder? Can genocide be prevented?

Blending gripping narrative with trenchant analysis, Eric Weitz investigates four of the twentieth century’s major eruptions of genocide: the Soviet Union under Stalin, Nazi Germany, Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, and the former Yugoslavia. Drawing on historical sources as well as trial records, memoirs, novels, and poems, Weitz explains the prevalence of genocide in the twentieth century–and shows how and why it became so systematic and deadly.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Thirty-Year Genocide 1894-1924 by Benny Morris

The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of Its Christian Minorities, 1894-1924 by Benny Morris, Dror Ze’evi
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Overview: A reappraisal of the giant massacres perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire, and then the Turkish Republic, against their Christian minorities.

Between 1894 and 1924, three waves of violence swept across Anatolia, targeting the region’s Christian minorities, who had previously accounted for 20 percent of the population. By 1924, the Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks had been reduced to 2 percent. Most historians have treated these waves as distinct, isolated events, and successive Turkish governments presented them as an unfortunate sequence of accidents. The Thirty-Year Genocide is the first account to show that the three were actually part of a single, continuing, and intentional effort to wipe out Anatolia’s Christian population.

The years in question, the most violent in the recent history of the region, began during the reign of the Ottoman sultan Abdulhamid II, continued under the Young Turks, and ended during the first years of the Turkish Republic founded by Ataturk. Yet despite the dramatic swing from the Islamizing autocracy of the sultan to the secularizing republicanism of the post-World War I period, the nation’s annihilationist policies were remarkably constant, with continual recourse to premeditated mass killing, homicidal deportation, forced conversion, mass rape, and brutal abduction. And one thing more was a constant: the rallying cry of jihad. While not justified under the teachings of Islam, the killing of two million Christians was effected through the calculated exhortation of the Turks to create a pure Muslim nation.

Revelatory and impeccably researched, Benny Morris and Dror Ze’evi’s account is certain to transform how we see one of modern history’s most horrific events.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Genocide by way of William D. Rubinstein

Genocide by way of William D. Rubinstein
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Overview: Genocide is a subject beset by way of ambiguities over which means and double requirements. In this stimulating and gripping historical past, William Rubinstein units out to explain the which means of the time period genocide and its historic evolution, and offers a running definition that informs the remainder of the ebook. He makes the essential argument that every example of genocide is best possible understood inside a selected historic framework and offers an authentic chronology of those distinct frameworks. In the overall a part of the ebook he significantly examines various alleged previous and up to date genocides: from local Americans, slavery, the Irish famine, homosexuals and gypsies within the Nazi focus camps, Yugoslavia, Rwanda thru to the claims of pro-lifers and anti-abortionists.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz

Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz
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Rwanda Before The Genocide: Catholic Politics And …

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The Nazi Genocide of the Roma by Anton Weiss-Wendt

The Nazi Genocide of the Roma: Reassessment and Commemoration (War and Genocide) 1st Edition by Anton Weiss-Wendt
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Overview: Using the framework of genocide, this volume analyzes the patterns of persecution of the Roma in Nazi-dominated Europe. Detailed case studies of France, Austria, Romania, Croatia, Ukraine, and Russia generate a critical mass of evidence that indicates criminal intent on the part of the Nazi regime to destroy the Roma as a distinct group. Other chapters examine the failure of the West German State to deliver justice, the Romani collective memory of the genocide, and the current political and historical debates. As this revealing volume shows, however inconsistent or geographically limited, over time, the mass murder acquired a systematic character and came to include ever larger segments of the Romani population regardless of the social status of individual members of the community.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Holocaust

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Genocide, War Crimes And The West: History …

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