Category Archives: FSEM: History of Genocide

“Timothy Snyder’s Lies”

Once you’re done reading Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands, read this harsh criticism of his work and be prepared to discuss in class next week. Timothy Snyder’s Lies by Daniel Lazare In Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands, Hitler and Stalin are one and the same. And the partisans — Jewish fighters included — only encouraged German crimes. When is a bad […] Continue reading

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Account of surviving June massacre in Tikrit

Surviving June’s massacre in Tikrit — this is a NYT video blog which provides an account by Ali al-Kadhim about surviving the June 2014 ISIS massacre in Tikrit: “Back now at his family home here in southern Iraq, Mr. Kadhim, 23, recounted his story on a recent afternoon while taking a break from harvesting dates […] Continue reading

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When the World Turned Its Back: James Nachtwey’s Reflections on the Rwandan Genocide

In the linked article: In 1994 TIME photographer James Nachtwey witnessed the devastating effects of the Rwandan genocide. On the 17-year anniversary, the photographer looks back on the tragedy. Humans make war, and we make peace. We make love, and we make hatred – hatred and fear. Those two are the killers. Orchestrate hatred and […] Continue reading

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“The Act of Killing” Documentary

This article discusses the documentary “The Act of Killing,” which was nominated for an Academy Award at this year’s Oscars.  It covers the mass killing of Communists in Indonesia in the 1960s: It’s Our Act of Killing, Too The brilliant Oscar-nominated film The Act of Killing depicts the horrifying mass murder in Indonesia in the 1960s—but […] Continue reading

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