Posts Tagged ‘Armenians’

By KIRSTEN GORUK Herald-Tribune staff
When Yannick Tona first heard that people in Rwanda had starting killing the Tutsi members of the population, he thought that Tutsis were some kind of animal. (more…)

Starting Sunday, people across the country will take time out of the coming week to remember the Holocaust. Whether it is during a special service at a synagogue or church, at an educational museum program, or in the privacy of their own homes — both those with a direct connection to Adolph Hitler’s genocide of 6 million Jews during World War II and those who only know its atrocities from stories told will reflect upon those horrific events and the lives they took as part of the National Days of Remembrance (May 1-8). (more…)

By Mike O’Sullivan | Los Angeles
Two of the worst atrocities of the 20th century started in the month of April: the killing of 1.5 million Armenians in Ottoman Empire Turkey in 1915 and 1916, and the slaughter of 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in Rwanda in 1994. Scholars and survivors say the process of healing is not easy. (more…)

By Alex Schwartzburg – April 4, 2011

On Wednesday, former Harvard University political science professor Daniel Goldhagen gave a lecture in Shain Library called “Worse Than War: Understanding Genocide and How to Stop It.” For roughly an hour and a half, Goldhagen spoke slowly, in a deep nasal voice, about genocides: how they begin, why they are perpetrated and supposedly—though I think I must have missed it—why they end. (more…)

Institute for the Research of Genocide Canada
Published: December 9, 2010

By Dr. Marko Attila Hoare

I get older, they stay the same age – as someone once said in another context. It’s one thing I like about Bosnia genocide-deniers. When I first started taking them on at the age of nineteen, their arguments were already easy to refute, and I was hampered only by the limits of my own knowledge. Now, nearly two decades on, I know a lot more, but I still periodically find myself repeating the same old refutations of the same old canards – canards that sound increasingly silly as time goes by. (more…)

By Alex Alvarez

Good morning. First of all, let me say how honored I am to be here in such distinguished company. I wish to thank the science department of the Österreichischer Rundfunk; the federal ministry of science, education, and culture; the town of Vienna; and the Hans Jonas-gesellschaft for organizing and sponsoring this important conference. My special thanks also to Dr. Erich Loewy, Dr. Martin Bernhofer, and Renate Pfaller for their logistical support.

I would like to spend a few minutes talking with you about the role that social elites play in legitimating genocide. It is by now well recognized that genocide requires the active participation of many members of a society and the passive acquiescence of many more. (more…)