Genocide is a problem that has been facing the human race for many years. After the Holocaust, humanity vowed "never again", but it appears that we have been unable to keep that promise. As a result, genocide has continued to plague us, and has created a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions. By comparing and analyzing stories of survival, we might just be able to keep our promise and make our world genocide free for future generations.
The purpose of this site is to gain a better understanding of gencoide and its predictors by analyzing two historical instances of genocide. The site will allow the user to analyze, compare, and contrast the experiences of survivors of contemporary genocides and gain an understanding of the similarities and differences that each survivor encountered in the years before, and those directly preceding, the genocide.
Before getting started, please take a look at some simple, yet important guidelines for teaching about the Holocaust and genocides by clicking here.
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