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Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity - Dinah Shelton
Call Number: REF 304 SHE
ISBN: 0028658477
Publication Date: 2004-10-29
The Encyclopedia of Genocide is the first reference work to chart the full extent of this horrific subject with objectivity and authority. The Nazi Holocaust; the genocides in Armenia, Cambodia, Rwanda, and the former Yugoslavia; and the eradication of indigenous peoples around the world are all covered in A–Z entries, written by almost 100 experts from many countries.

Other topics include treatment of survivors; the bewildering variety of definitions of genocide; detection, investigation, and prevention; psychology and ideology; the often contentious literature on the subject; scholars and organizations; and the important and controversial topic of genocide denial.

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Genocide - Jane Springer
Call Number: 305.8 SPR
ISBN: 0888996810
Publication Date: 2006-08-18
Some view the systematic killing, rape, and destruction of homes in Darfur as a grave humanitarian crisis. For others, it’s a clear example of the ultimate crime against humanity — genocide. Who is right? What is genocide? Who are the endangered human beings in today’s world? What is the impact on humanity of wiping out entire groups of people? This thoughtful book helps young readers understand these and other difficult questions. Providing an overview of the history of genocide worldwide, the book explores the paradox that while a person who murders another person can be tried and even executed for the crime, a person who murders hundreds or thousands of people usually goes free. Using case studies of acts of genocide throughout history, the book points out the unique character of each while at the same time establishing important links between them. Most importantly, the book answers the question, What can be done to prevent genocide from happening in the future?

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Genocide - Thom Winckelmann
Call Number: 305.8 Win
ISBN: 9781602179752
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
The crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan has brought the term genocide back into the news. Although the Holocaust is the most widely-known example of genocide, there are numerous instances of genocide in our world today. Bringing the issue to light, this book on genocide defines and outlines the term, gives examples of genocide throughout history, and discusses the purpose of the United Nations in relation to genocide. Students can educate themselves about steps they can take to make genocide a thing of the past.

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