Genocide

Photobook on post-genocide Armenia

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(Click on image above to donate) The story of the project We want to publish a book about the situation of modern Armenians and we’ve been offered a contract to do that with Daylight books. Due to the high costs of fine art publishing we have to find enough money for an author contribution. So we’re asking for your help. ... Read More »

Sano Halo: Η Anna Frank των προσφύγων του 1922

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Η Τραγική Ιστορία Της Σε Ενα Βιβλίο - Not even my name Στο βιβλίο που έγραψε η κόρη της, Thea Halo, γνωρίζουμε την πορεία της μητέρας της, από την Τουρκία στην Αμερική, την αληθινή ιστορία της γενοκτονίας και της επιβίωσης ενός μικρού κοριτσιού. «Οι Τούρκοι μού οφείλουν μια πολύ μεγάλη, πραγματικά μεγάλη συγγνώμη. Ούτε καν μια μικρή συγγνώμη, αλλά μια μεγάλη ... Read More »

Recognising Genocide

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Unlike the Armenians and the Assyrians, who did not have a state at the time the Christian Genocide in Anatolia was committed, the Greeks not only had such a state but also landed an army in Asia Minor in order to police the zone of Smyrna, given to them for administration by the Allies after the First World War. In ... Read More »

Israel remembers Holocaust victims

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Traffic across Israel ground to a halt for two minutes and pedestrians stood still as the nation paused on Monday to remember the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. As sirens wailed at 0700 GMT, the activity on the normally-bustling streets of Jerusalem abruptly stopped as people froze to observe a ritual which takes place every year on Holocaust ... Read More »

Can Animal Behavior Help Us Understand Empathy and Dehumanization?

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She was just thirteen years old when my grandmother last saw her parents at Auschwitz. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, it’s worth pausing to reflect on how our species led my grandmother to find herself in such a horrific place, and how it might have been avoided. My grandmother was born in a small town in Czechoslovakia called Sobrance on November ... Read More »

Recognizing Genocide

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Here is a question for the gentle reader:  How many countries around the world do not recognize FYROM as Macedonia? The answer is a mere seventeen. On the other hand, some one hundred and thirty three countries do recognize FYROM as Macedonia with a good deal many deciding to take no part in the naming dispute.  The reason for this ... Read More »

Steven Spielberg launches center for genocide research

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Center will investigate ways to intervene to prevent mass slaughter, filmmaker says. Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is establishing a Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the University of Southern California. The formation of the new center was announced in a press conference Friday. Its primary goals will be to investigate the conditions leading to genocides and how to intervene in time ... Read More »

EDITORIAL: Armenian genocide; Obama promise is overdue

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Obama must risk Turkey’s wrath and make good on 2008 promise. It is past time for President Barack Obama to keep the promise he made during his 2008 campaign and recognize the slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire a century ago for what it was — genocide. We were reminded of Obama’s ... Read More »

Genocide goes on globally despite international efforts

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There are many actions the international community can take to prevent or stop genocide but many of these are difficult, controversial or costly International communities have been focusing on preventing genocide since the second world war where millions of people were systematically killed. However, the ongoing massacres in the Middle East and Africa bring the question of the effectiveness of these international ... Read More »