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Genocide : 

Genocide By: Brett Wilson http://patdollard.com/wp-content/uploads/rawanda.jpg

Research Abstract : 

Research Abstract The purpose of this project is to inform people about the horrors of genocide. Genocide is a world-wide problem that claims many lives. There should be more genocide prevention plans to put an end to genocide once and for all. I hope that after you view this, you and many others can contribute to the cause.

What is it? : 

What is it? “Genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:(a) Killing members of the group;(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group” (“The crime of ‘genocide’  defined in internation law “)

What is punishable? : 

What is punishable? “The following acts shall be punishable: (a) Genocide; (b) Conspiracy to commit genocide; (c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide;(d) Attempt to commit genocide; (e) Complicity in genocide. “ (“The crime of ‘genocide’  defined in internation law “)

Term Creation : 

Term Creation Term created by a Polish-Jewish lawyer named Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959) Formed by combining the Greek word for race or tribe, geno-, with the Latin word for killing, -cide (“What Is Genocide”) http://www.pbs.org/pov/i/discoveringdominga/sf_excerpt_lemkin.jpg

Stages : 

Stages 1. Classification- A group of people in a society is classified by race, ethic, religion, or nationality 2. Symbolization- The people in the group are given names or symbols following their classification 3. Dehumanization- The group of people is rejected or denied from other groups http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FmIQvAuJZXc/SREl5c7f3CI/AAAAAAAAAh0/VGRRhPwmiz4/s400/segregation-drinking-fountain.jpg

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4. Organization- Genocide is planned and special units may be trained/armed 5. Polarization- The conflicting groups are separated 6. Preparation- The group may be segregated, deported, or confined and may have to wear a symbol for identification 7. Extermination- The group is exterminated 8. Denial- Genocide is denied, evidence is hidden (Stanton, para. 2-9) http://visualrian.com/storage/PreviewWM/0673/70/067370.jpg

Historical Genocides : 

Historical Genocides Holocaust - Led by Hitler Exterminate Jewish and other few groups of people He thought they were and inferior race Approximately 16 to 26 million people died from Nazis Armenian - Led by Turkish Government Exterminate the Armenian people They wanted to “purify” their people Approximately 2 million people died from the Turks http://peoplegetready.jockamofeenanay.com/blog/wpcontent/uploads/2007/11/nazi_flag_375.jpg

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Cambodian - Led by Pol Pot Exterminate the people of Phnom Penh He wanted to overcome the city and gain power Approximately 1.7 million people died from the Khmer Rouge and starvation Rwandan - Led by Theoneste Bagosora Exterminate the Tutsis in Rwanda They thought the Tutsis’ policies were unfair Approximately 800,000 people died from Hutu Militia (Spangenburg 9-122) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/75/Khmer_Rouge_Flag.png

Survivor Stories : 

Survivor Stories Started in September 1939 when World War began A boy named Krulik was forced to live in a Jewish Ghetto As the only source of income, his father made and sold armbands with the star of David on them In 1941, He and his father avoided being sent to a concentration camp by working for the Germans in a glass factory In 1944, He and his father were sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp “We were stripped completely naked, in the freezing cold,” Krulik remembers, “and herded into a large shower room. We were afraid that it was a gas chamber, and lots of people were screaming and crying. But it really was a shower room.” His father was sent to a different camp, leaving Krulik all alone When American soldiers were nearing, he was forced to march to the nearest city with other prisoners He was finally rescued by Russian troops and sent to the hospital because he had typhoid fever (“Krulik's story”) http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/4566792/52409-main_Full.jpg

This is a world-wide problem : 

This is a world-wide problem Around 210 million people altogether have died from several acts genocide (“Genocide, Mass Violence, and Human Rights“) Many survivors suffer psychological effects and act differently for the rest of their lives (“Cambodian Refugees and the Effects of Surviving Genocide”) Thousands of innocent people can die from just a single act of Genocide Countries split up and rivalries may last forever

What can we do? : 

What can we do? There are genocide prevention plans that you can contribute to that can help prevent the next genocide Some plans include predicting, preventing, and stopping genocide Some genocide prevention plans: http://www.genocidewatch.org/home.html http://www.preventorprotect.org/ http://www.genocideintervention.net/ ACT NOW!

Works Cited : 

Works Cited “Genocide Timeline.” Leading Issues Timelines 2009: n.p. SIRS Researcher. Web. http://sks.sirs.com/cgi-bin/hst-article-display?id=SSWHS-0- 9828&artno=0000266148&type=ART&shfilter=U&key=Genocide&title=Genocide%2 0Timeline&res=Y&ren=Y&gov=Y&lnk=N&ic=N. 03 November 2009. Ray, Spangenburg. Crime of Genocide Terror Against Humanity. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2000. Print. 03 November 2009. Xavier, John. Darfur African Genocide (In the News). New York: Rosen Group, 2007. Print. 03 November 2009. “TALKING ABOUT GENOCIDE – GENOCIDES.” Peace Pledge Union Information. http://www.ppu.org.uk/genocide/g_genocide_intro.html. 03 November 2009. “WHAT IS GENOCIDE?” Genocide Watch. 03 November 2009. http://www.genocidewatch.org/aboutgenocide/whatisit.html. 03 November 2009. Carney, Shane. “Cambodian Refugees and the Effects of Surviving Genocide” Associated Content. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/27094/cambodian_refugees_and_the_effe cts.html. 15 November 2009. Woolf, Linda. “Genocide, Mass Violence, and Human Rights” Webster. http://www.webster.edu/~woolflm/flohandout.html . 15 November 2009.

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