Amnesia Grips a Bosnian Spa That Served as a Rape Camp

A forest health resort promotes its therapeutic waters and fine dining but bristles with anger at any mention of its gruesome past.

#bosnia-and-herzegovina, #republika-srpska-bosnia-and-herzegovina, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls

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Under a Divisive Peace, Wartime Rifts Hobble Hope in Bosnia

The Dayton Accords, which ended fighting in the country 25 years ago, created a dysfunctional system that put power in the hands of politicians stoking ethnic division.

#bosnia-and-herzegovina, #politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Lee Hyo-jae, Champion of Women’s Rights in South Korea, Dies at 95

Ms. Lee was a prominent activist and a founder of women’s studies programs. She also stood up to the country’s dictators.

#deaths-obituaries, #lee-kyo-jae, #south-korea, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #womens-rights

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How a Human Rights Angel Lost Her Halo

Ten years after she left house arrest and vowed to fight for justice, Myanmar’s civilian leader has instead become a jailer of critics and an apologist for the slaughter of minorities.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #political-prisoners, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Nobel Peace Prize: A Growing List of Questionable Choices

From Aung San Suu Kyi to Abiy Ahmed, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded at least six times in the past three decades to recipients whose recognition is being second-guessed.

#ahmed-abiy, #arafat-yasir, #aung-san-suu-kyi, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kim-dae-jung, #nobel-prizes, #obama-barack, #peres-shimon, #rabin-yitzhak, #santos-juan-manuel, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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How to Shame a Dictator

Their neighbors carried out crimes against humanity — and were exposed for it.

#argentina, #documentary-films-and-programs, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #missing-persons, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Kosovo President Resigns to Fight War Crimes Case in the Netherlands

Hashim Thaci was a guerrilla leader during Kosovo’s battle for independence from Serbia in the 1990s.

#kosovo, #kosovo-liberation-army, #secession-and-independence-movements, #serbia, #thaci-hashim, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Kosovo President Resigns to Face War Crimes Case in the Netherlands

Hashim Thaci was a guerrilla leader during Kosovo’s fight for independence with Serbia in the 1990s.

#kosovo, #kosovo-liberation-army, #secession-and-independence-movements, #serbia, #thaci-hashim, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Armenians Under Fire: Who Will Help?

A humanitarian asks if America will step in to prevent an atrocity.

#armenians, #azerbaijan, #nagorno-karabakh, #russia, #turkey, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Trump’s Sanctions on International Court May Do Little Beyond Alienating Allies

Critics say the administration has targeted a human rights lawyer with economic penalties meant for warlords, dictators and authoritarian governments.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #assad-bashar-al, #bensouda-fatou, #bolton-john-r, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #khashoggi-jamal, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #national-security-council, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinian-authority, #pompeo-mike, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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For Young Rohingya Brides, Marriage Means a Perilous, Deadly Crossing

Girls and young women from refugee camps in Bangladesh, promised to men they have never met, are undertaking the dangerous journey to Malaysia to join them.

#aceh-province-indonesia, #bangladesh, #human-trafficking, #indonesia, #malaysia, #myanmar, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #smuggling, #southeast-asia, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls

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How Turkey’s Military Adventures Decrease Freedom at Home

Involvement in regional conflicts such as the dispute between Azerbaijan and Armenia has whipped up nationalist fervor and obliterated space for advocates of peace and democracy.

#armenia, #azerbaijan, #defense-and-military-forces, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #minorities, #peoples-democratic-party-turkey, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Facebook Bans Content About Holocaust Denial From Its Site

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, once cited Holocaust denial as something he would allow on the social network for free speech reasons.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #qanon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #vigilantes, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Belgium Arrests 3 Men Suspected of Involvement in Rwandan Genocide

The men, whose identities were not made public, are charged with serious abuse of human rights.

#belgium, #hutu-tribe, #rwanda, #tutsi-tribe, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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China Is Expanding Detention Sites in Muslim Region of Xinjiang

China said it was winding down its “re-education” camps for Uighurs and other minorities, but researchers found evidence that incarceration is on the rise.

#china, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #muslims-and-islam, #prisons-and-prisoners, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xinjiang-china

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U.S. Rationale for Military Aid to Saudis in Yemen War Is Fraying

The Trump administration argues that its partnership with Saudi Arabia helps reduce civilian killings in Yemen. But State Department investigators and other U.S. officials say the efforts are flawed.

#arms-trade, #civilian-casualties, #defense-and-military-forces, #saudi-arabia, #state-department, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #yemen

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The War Crime No One Wants to Talk About

“Our Bodies, Their Battlefields,” by Christina Lamb, a British foreign correspondent, provides one of the first exhaustive examinations of rape as a weapon of war.

#books-and-literature, #lamb-christina-1966, #our-bodies-their-battlefields-war-through-the-lives-of-women-book, #sex-crimes, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls

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How a Savior of Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina, Became Its Captive

Paul Rusesabagina went from the world’s most famous Rwandan to a prisoner of his political nemesis, President Paul Kagame, whose government accuses the coolheaded hotelier of murder, arson and terrorism.

#brussels-belgium, #cheadle-don, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kagame-paul, #rusesabagina-paul, #rwanda, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Facebook Has Been a Disaster for the World

How much longer are we going to allow its platform to foment hatred and undermine democracy?

#addis-ababa-ethiopia, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hundessa-hachalu, #oromia-ethiopia, #politics-and-government, #qanon, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #zhang-sophie-data-scientist, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Paul Rusesabagina, ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero, Gives Jailhouse Interview

Paul Rusesabagina, who mysteriously disappeared from Dubai last month and then resurfaced as a prisoner in Rwanda, says he believed he was being flown to Burundi to talk to church groups.

#dubai-united-arab-emirates, #hotel-rwanda-movie, #political-prisoners, #rusesabagina-paul, #rwanda, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Venezuela Ordered Killings and Torture of Critics, U.N. Investigators Say

President Nicolás Maduro and other high-ranking officials were accused of being behind the detention of government critics and assaults by state security services.

#defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #maduro-nicolas, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #torture, #united-nations-human-rights-council, #venezuela, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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As U.N. Turns 75, the Celebration Is Muted by Calamity and Conflict

The organization created in the wake of one world war was aimed at preventing another. But a celebration of its accomplishments has been overshadowed by a pandemic and rising world tensions.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #general-assembly-un, #guterres-antonio, #international-relations, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations, #united-states, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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War Crimes Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen

State Department officials have raised alarms about the legal risk in aiding airstrikes that kill civilians. The Trump administration recently suppressed findings as it sold more weapons to Gulf nations.

#arms-trade, #bombs-and-explosives, #bureau-of-political-military-affairs, #civilian-casualties, #defense-department, #house-of-representatives, #houthis, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #international-relations, #iran, #law-and-legislation, #middle-east, #obama-barack, #pompeo-mike, #saudi-arabia, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #yemen

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When Good People Don’t Act, Evil Reigns

Stop thinking that the horrors of the world will simply work themselves out.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #institute-for-health-metrics-and-evaluation, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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‘Kill All You See’: In a First, Myanmar Soldiers Tell of Rohingya Slaughter

Video testimony from two soldiers supports widespread accusations that Myanmar’s military tried to eradicate the ethnic minority in a genocidal campaign.

#defense-and-military-forces, #international-criminal-court, #minorities, #myanmar, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #tatmadaw-myanmar, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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A Secret Diary Chronicled the ‘Satanic World’ That Was Dachau

For two years, a prisoner in the German concentration camp kept a journal that would later be used to convict those who had persecuted him and killed his fellow prisoners.

#concentration-camps, #dachau-germany, #diaries, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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The Terrible Cost of Presidential Racism

Recently declassified White House tapes reveal how President Nixon’s racism and misogyny led him to ignore the genocidal violence of the Pakistani military in what is today Bangladesh.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cold-war-era, #discrimination, #gandhi-indira, #india, #kissinger-henry-a, #nixon-richard-milhous, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls

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Duch, Prison Chief Who Slaughtered for the Khmer Rouge, Is Dead at 77

A former schoolteacher whose real name was Kaing Guek Eav, he became a symbol of the regime’s brutal rule over Cambodia.

#cambodia, #deaths-obituaries, #kaing-guek-eav, #torture, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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A Salvadoran-American Assembles the Fragments of a Violent Cultural History

“Unforgetting,” by the journalist Roberto Lovato, examines the long and bloody relationship between the United States and El Salvador through the prism of his family.

#books-and-literature, #el-salvador, #immigration-and-emigration, #lovato-robert-1963, #salvadoran-americans, #san-francisco-calif, #unforgetting-a-memoir-of-family-migration-gangs-and-revolution-in-the-americas-book, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero, Paul Rusesabagina, Is Held on Terrorism Charge

Mr. Rusesabagina sheltered more than 1,200 Rwandans who fled to the hotel he was managing during the 1994 genocide, a story that became a film. But he has become a critic of President Paul Kagame.

#hotel-rwanda-movie, #kagame-paul, #paul-rusesabagina, #politics-and-government, #rwanda, #terrorism, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Afghanistan to Investigate Video Showing Forces Mutilating Taliban Corpses

Many fear the video and other inflammatory clips circulating on social media will fuel revenge-taking long after any peace deal.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #defense-and-military-forces, #politics-and-government, #taliban, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #zabul-province-afghanistan

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Never a Dull Moment in Trump World

‘One thing I have to give Trump credit for is a general lowering of expectations.’

#benghazi-libya, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Omar Hassan al-Bashir Is Gone, but the Killing Goes On in Darfur

The ouster of Sudan’s longtime ruler last year stoked hopes for peace in brutalized Darfur. But violence has surged amid fresh accusations against Sudan’s security forces.

#bashir-omar-hassan-al, #darfur-sudan, #hamdan-mohamed-hemeti, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #politics-and-government, #sudan, #united-nations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Former Nazi Guard, 93, Is Convicted in Germany

The 93-year-old defendant was convicted of 5,230 counts of accessory to murder — one for each person’s death while he was at the Stutthof camp — but was tried in juvenile court, because he was 17 at the time.

#concentration-camps, #decisions-and-verdicts, #dey-bruno, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Army Pauses Twitch Game Streaming After First Amendment Claim

Army and Navy channels banned viewers from their live streams when they asked about war crimes. Accused of censorship, now the Army says it will pause streaming.

#freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #social-media, #twitch-interactive-inc, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Omar Hassan al-Bashir Goes on Trial in Sudan Over 1989 Coup

Omar Hassan al-Bashir, ousted in mass protests last year, is on trial for his role in the military coup that propelled him to power in 1989. He faces the death penalty if convicted.

#bashir-omar-hassan-al, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #darfur-sudan, #international-criminal-court, #khartoum-sudan, #muslims-and-islam, #sudan, #turabi-hassan-al, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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With a U.N. Veto, Russia and China Add to Syria’s Misery

Moscow and Beijing are callously restricting humanitarian aid to Syria’s suffering civilians as part of their campaign to prop up Bashar al-Assad.

#assad-bashar-al, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #humanitarian-aid, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #syria, #united-nations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping

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Uighurs Push for International Criminal Court Case Accusing China of Genocide

The complaint at the International Criminal Court is the first of its kind to challenge Beijing on its crackdown on Muslims, but China does not accept the court’s jurisdiction.

#communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #minorities, #muslims-and-islam, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

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President Trump Has Tools to Pressure China. Will He Use Them?

History will not be kind to those who did nothing to try to stop Beijing’s human rights abuses.

#associated-press, #bolton-john-r, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-nations-human-rights-council, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping

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Chief Beaten by Police Is Longtime Fighter for Indigenous Rights

Allan Adam leads a Dene nation that famously fought the Canadian government and oil lobby in its territory.

#alberta-canada, #allan-adam, #canada, #edmonton-alberta, #indigenous-people, #oil-sands, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Kosovo’s President, Hashim Thaci, Is Indicted for Role in Serbia War

Mr. Thaci, who is scheduled to visit the White House on Saturday, was charged alongside nine others with crimes against humanity over actions during the 1998-99 war with Serbia.

#kosovo, #kosovo-liberation-army, #secession-and-independence-movements, #serbia, #thaci-hashim, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Fugitive Iranian Judge Dies After Fall From Hotel in Romania

The judge, on trial for bribery in Iran and known as a notorious jailer of journalists, plunged six stories in what is being called an apparent suicide.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #bucharest-romania, #extradition, #fugitives, #gholamreza-mansouri, #iran, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Why Is Trump attacking the International Criminal Court?

Why is America attacking the International Criminal Court with economic pressure?

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #american-bar-assn, #california, #european-union, #feinstein-dianne, #france, #germany, #house-of-representatives, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-criminal-court, #morocco, #new-york-city-bar-assn, #nigeria, #patton-george-smith, #politics-and-government, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #taliban, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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U.N. Expresses Horror at Mass Graves in Libya

The discovery of eight mass graves near Tripoli was a grim reminder of the atrocities that have punctuated the country’s conflict.

#defense-and-military-forces, #guterres-antonio, #hifter-khalifa, #libya, #politics-and-government, #terrorism, #united-nations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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U.S. to Sanction I.C.C. Investigators in War Crimes Inquiry

The International Criminal Court has collected evidence of torture, rape and other crimes by American forces during the war in Afghanistan.

#afghanistan, #barr-william-p, #bensouda-fatou, #central-intelligence-agency, #defense-department, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #esper-mark-t, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #international-criminal-court, #obrien-robert-c-1952, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Sudanese War Crimes Suspect Arrested After 13 Years on the Run

Ali Kushayb, a Sudanese militia leader charged with 50 crimes against humanity and war crimes related to the conflict in Darfur, has surrendered to the authorities.

#darfur-sudan, #fugitives, #international-criminal-court, #sudan, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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The Police Will Be Part of the Solution, Too

Officers who have the moral courage to kneel and march with protesters are opening a path out of this crisis.

#civilian-casualties, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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How Crowdsourcing Aided a Push to Preserve the Histories of Nazi Victims

With people around the globe sheltering at home amid the pandemic, an archive of records documenting Nazi atrocities asked for help indexing them. Thousands joined the effort.

#archives-and-records, #computers-and-the-internet, #concentration-camps, #crowdsourcing-internet, #europe, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #prisons-and-prisoners, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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France Arrests Rwandan Millionaire Accused of Financing 1994 Genocide

Félicien Kabuga, 84, had been on the run for 23 years, since he was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on multiple charges of genocide.

#felicien-kabuga, #france, #fugitives, #hutu-tribe, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rwanda, #tutsi-tribe, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Victim or Executioner? Let the Computer Decide

An interactive plan for a Holocaust museum envisioned sorting visitors into victims, executioners and collaborators. Backlash ensued.

#babyn-yar-holocaust-memorial-center-kyiv-ukraine, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #khrzhanovsky-ilya, #kyiv-ukraine, #museums, #virtual-reality-computers, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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