Genocide Project

Background

In 1948, three years after World War II and the horrible events of the Holocaust, representatives of the United Nations held the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide.  At the convention the definition of genocide was completed.  The ultimate goal was to identify and prevent genocide around the world.  Genocide is the “intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethical, 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.”

We will be working with this definition along with the eight stages of genocide theory proposed by Gregory Stanton in 1996.  The eight stages include: classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination, and denial.  In this context, we will research and analyze instances of genocide over the past one hundred years, such as occurred during the Holocaust, and in Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur, or Rwanda. 


Use the links below to find research tools for your project. Remember you must cite your sources. Use NoodleTools for easy organization of your project materials. 



Encyclopedias: 
 Use these first - Search for the name of your Country & Genocide. Read the articles then use the web links provided with the article on your subject.

When citing e-references 

Grolier Online: Enter keywords into the search bar to find your topic. Pay attention to the web links and fast facts tabs. (Access at home - log in using the user id: tjmiddle and the password: tiger.) 


World Book:  Go to World Book advanced for more features.  Create login under My Research in order to save citations and links to information.  (Access in school & at home - log in using the user id: memorialand the password: 07410.) 

 

Databases: Enter a search for the species you are studying. Start with the common name and then try the scientific name and compare your results.

When citing subscription databases: 

  • Select Database "Reference Source" as the "Type of Citation."


EBSCO:
 

Explora
  (Access at home - log in using the user id: fairlawn and the password: fairlawn.) 

Facts on File: 

M
odern World History
 (Access at home - log in using the user id: tjlibrary and the password: bookit.) 

World Geography and Culture Online (Access at home - log in using the user id: tjlibrary and the password: bookit.) 

Issues & Controversies (Access at home - log in using the user id: tjlibrary and the password: bookit.) 


FLHS Reference Databases: GALE

When in school you may also access the HS reference databases
Go to Search> Reference Databases> select from 
Global issues
Opposing Viewpoints
Gale Biographies

Web Links

Select "Website" as the "Type of Citation."

Rwanda
BBC News: Rwanda - How the Genocide Happened
The British Broadcasting Company is a very reputable news organization and a good source of information.
Ghosts of Rwanda
A PBS special report created on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. Includes an analysis, interviews, a timeline, and substantial video excerpts.
The Triumph of Evil
This PBS report focuses on how the United Nations and the West ignored warnings of the 1994 Rwanda genocide and turned its back on the victims of the genocide.
Rwandan genocide
From the World Without Genocide
Human Rights Watch: Rwanda
Make sure to click on BOTH links under Related Materials, especially "Leave None to Tell the Story."
 Darfur
Darfur the conflict
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Sudan at the Crossroads 
Is the Darfur bloodshed genocide? Opinions differ 
Genocide Watch: Sudan 
FRONTLINE presents: “Darfur: On Our Watch” 
BBC News: Q&A: Sudan's Darfur conflict
 Armenia
Frequently Asked Questions about the Armenian Genocide
Site published by the Armenian National Institute. Start here for an overview and then use the tabs on the left to explore the site.
Armenia, Karabagh, and the Armenian Genocide
Armenian Genocide
United Human Rights Council
Armenian Genocide
New York Times
Armenian Genocide
from the World Without Genocide site.

 Cambodia
The Cambodian Genocide: The History Place
The Cambodian Genocide
The Cambodian Genocide Project
Sponsored by the organization, Genocide Watch, this page links to articles on the UN-backed genocide tribunal in Cambodia in 2007.
Blue Scarves and Yellow Stars: Classification and Symbolization in the Cambodian Genocide By Dr. Gregory H. Stanton
Very good article written by Gregory Stanton about the Cambodian genocide. 
For your citation, the NAME OF THE WEBSITE is Genocide Watch.
 Bosnia
 Bosnian Genocide
From the World Without Genocide site.
 Holocaust
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: The Holocaust Encyclopedia
Created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, this learning site for students is organized by theme, and uses text, historical photographs, maps, images of artifacts, and audio clips to provide an overview of the Holocaust.
Holocaust Timeline
The History Place is a private, independent, Internet-only publication based in the Boston area that is not affiliated with any political group or organization. The site was founded and is owned and published by Philip Gavin. Except where noted, the articles and text appearing throughout The History Place Web site were written by Mr. Gavin.
The Nazi Holocaust
The History Place is a private, independent, Internet-only publication based in the Boston area that is not affiliated with any political group or organization. The site was founded and is owned and published by Philip Gavin. Except where noted, the articles and text appearing throughout The History Place Web site were written by Mr. Gavin.
The Holocaust: The Jewish Virtual Library
Holocaust Section of the cyber encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture. Includes a glossary, articles, bibliography, original documents, and more
Memorial and Museum: Auschwitz Birkenau



Primary Sources
Select "Website" as the "Type of Citation."



Rwanda Primary Sources  


 Armenia Primary Sources


 Bosnia Primary Sources


Native American 

Library of Congress: Primary documents related to the Indian Removal Act

 Darfur Primary Sources

  • Short videos / personal accounts from survivors, activists, and monitors in Sudan at the time of the genocide.
 Kurds Primary Sources

Ukraine Primary Sources

The Ukrainian Weekly: Eyewitness Accounts of the Great Famine
Cambodia Primary Sources

The Digital Archive Of Cambodian Holocaust Survivors: Survivor Stories

Helpers/Rescuers of Genocide ​web links

Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


Huffington Post: Genocide Heroes

Cite your sources NoodleTools

Be sure to check the validity and reliability of the authors of different websites. Check several websites for the same information to compare information for accuracy. Don’t simply trust the first website you check! You should fact check specific information regarding your topic.   


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