Prelude to Genocide · Arusha, Rwanda, and the Failure of Diplomacy · By David Rawson

In Prelude to Genocide, David Rawson draws on declassified documents and his own experiences to seek out what led to the Rwanda crisis. The result is a commanding blend of diplomatic history and analysis that is a milestone read on the Rwandan Genocide, and what happens when conflict resolution and diplomacy fall short.

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The Anatomy of a South African Genocide · The Extermination of the Cape San Peoples · By Mohamed Adhikari

In 1998 David Kruiper, the leader of the ‡Khomani San who today live in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa, lamented, “We have been made into nothing.” His comment applies equally to the fate of all the hunter-gatherer societies of the Cape Colony who were destroyed by the impact of European colonialism. Until relatively recently, the extermination of the Cape San peoples has been treated as little more than a footnote to South African narratives of colonial conquest.

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Holy Week · A Novel of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising · By Jerzy Andrzejewski · Introduction by Oscar E. Swan · Foreword by Jan T. Gross

At the height of the Nazi extermination campaign in the Warsaw Ghetto, a young Jewish woman, Irena, seeks the protection of her former lover, a young architect, Jan Malecki. By taking her in, he puts his own life and the safety of his family at risk.

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Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration, 1945–1979 · By Jonathan Huener

Few places in the world carry as heavy a burden of history as Auschwitz. Recognized and remembered as the most prominent site of Nazi crimes, Auschwitz has had tremendous symbolic weight in the postwar world. Auschwitz, Poland, and the Politics of Commemoration is a history of the Auschwitz memorial site in the years of the Polish People's Republic.

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