The Holocaust: Poems of Witness

I don’t believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago! There is an urge and rage in people to destroy, to kill, to murder, and until all...

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A Genocide Forgotten

On April 24, 1915, the Turkish government commenced acting on its genocidal plan to eliminate all Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire, by death or expulsion.  Historians estimate that there were roughly 2 million Armenians on Ottoman soil at the onset of the massacres, and by the early 1920s as...

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The Face of the Cambodian Genocide

“From 1975 to 1979—through execution, starvation, disease, and forced labor—the Khmer Rouge systematically killed an estimated two million Cambodians, almost a fourth of the country’s population. This is a story of survival: my own and my family’s. Though these events constitute...

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Remembering the Rwandan Genocide

Today marks twenty years since the onset of the Rwandan Genocide. On 7 April 1994 began the worst instance of genocide since World War II, when members of the Rwanda’s Hutu majority slaughtered an estimated 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in one hundred days of hell. The sheer scale of...

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Kenya Situation of Concern – March 2014 Update

March has a seen a higher number of incidents compared to February, from deaths caused by outbreaks of violence to the prevention of a major terrorist attack. These incidents occurred in areas where violence has been previously reported. March witnessed a number of explosions which has raised...

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Burma Situation of Concern – March 2014 Update

March saw more flare-ups of violence and attacks directed toward the Rohingya. On March 10, 113 homes in Maungdaw Township were burned down, leaving over 300 people homeless. Though this has happened in the past, villagers reported that these fires were different. They spread more quickly than in...

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