Jewish Values: Genocide: The Systematic Killing of a People, Revised and Expanded

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Publication Year: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
128 p.
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Young readers will find this brief but well-written account a succinct introduction to the subject. The author stresses that genocide doesn’t solely mean the actual destruction of “the other” but rather, the intent to do so. She touches on genocidal acts in antiquity and the Middle Ages; citing, for example, the murderous Assyrians of the Hebrew Bible, the Spanish Inquisition, and the Crusades. However, the book’s main chapters treat the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, Stalin’s starvation of the Ukrainian kulaks, the Cambodian massacres, and the extirpation of Native Americans. In the last chapter, Altman pleads for tolerance of “the other” and cites ways and means of achieving this. The earlier edition of this book (1995) was not available for comparison. This revised edition contains information on Bosnia and Darfur, probably not included in the early volume. Includes a glossary, bibliography, and index.
ISBN: 
978-0-7660-3358-0.
Book ID: 
1326
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No
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