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“In all my travels, I've never seen a country's population more determined to forgive, and to build and succeed than in Rwanda.”

Rick Warren


Prior to 1944, genocide was not even a word that existed. It is a very specific term referring to mass violence committed against groups of civilians with the intention to destroy their very existence. The word was first coined by Raphael Lemkin, a Polish-Jewish lawyer who aimed to describe the vicious crimes the Nazis had done to the Jews during the Holocaust of World War 2. “Geno” comes from the Greek word for race or tribe, while “-cide” is part of the Latin word for killing. Therefore, putting the two together makes “genocide”.

ETHNOCIDE PERSPECTIVE

Ethnocide is synonymous to cultural genocide; a term that is related to genocide, but particular to the destruction of a peoples’ culture, as opposed to the elimination of a race of people.... (more)


 
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