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The Holocaust

Survival in Auschwitz: The Nazi Assault on Humanity
by Primo Levi

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1992 Pulitzer Prize winner

Maus: A Survivor's Tale
2 volume set
by Art Spiegelman

 

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coverMasters of Death: The Ss-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust
by Richard Rhodes

 

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Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank, B. M. Mooyaart (Translator)

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The Cambodian Genocide

Voices from S-21
by David Chandler

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Dramatization
The Killing Fields (1984) (R)
Killing Fields
Based on the experiences of Dith Pran, a Cambodian journalist - the film tells the tale of the Cambodian genocide by one who was there

Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields
compiled by Dith Pran

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stories of children trying to survive under the Khmer Rouge 


Native Americans

coverAmerican Holocaust:
The Conquest of the New World

by David E. Stannard

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Stannard argues that the decimation of the Native Americans was the largest genocide in history. Carefully researched, though he ignores some aspects of pre-Columbian inter-tribal warfare

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Holocaust and Denial in the Americas, 1492 to the Present

by Ward Churchill

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coverAmerican Indian Holocaust and Survival: A Population History Since 1492
(Civilization of the American Indian, Vol 186)

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The Ukraine Terror Genocide

Execution by Hunger: The Hidden Holocaust by Miron Dolot and Adam Bruno Ulam

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A well-written eyewitness account of Stalin's famine and forced collectivization of Russian agriculture in 1929-1931

The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine
by Robert Conquest

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An excellent account of what Conquest appropriately calls the Terror-Famine engineered by Stalin. 

 

 

 

The Armenian Genocide

Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide
by Peter Balaklan  2003

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an excellent new addition to the growing body of knowledge on this forgotten genocide


Caravans to Oblivian: The Armenian Genocide, 1915
by G.S. Graber

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an excellent account of the "forgotten genocide"

Passage to Ararat by Michael J. Arlen and Mark Blaise

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an excellent collection of memoirs of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide

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a recent scholarly detailed study 

Vergeen: A Survivor of the Armenian Genocide

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a survivor tale

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 a study which examines these genocides as a part of revolution and war

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The Romani Genocide

The Holocaust in Romania:
The Destruction of Jews and Gypsies Under the Antonescu Regime, 1940-1944

by Radu Ioanid, foreword by Elie Wiesel

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a useful account of the Romani holocaust with information about the Jewish holocaust as well

Shared Sorrows: A Gypsy Family Remembers the Holocaust
by Toby F. Sonneman 2002

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personal recollections of how the Romani holocaust affected one family


Of General Interest

A Problem From Hell: America and The Age of Genocide
by Samantha Power
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An excellent analysis of the United States' response to genocide in the 20th century
Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction 2003


Man's Search for Meaning
by Victor Frankl

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The Rwanda Genocide

When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwandacover
by Mahmood Mamdani


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an excellent account of the Rawanda genocide by a distinguished African scholar - analyzes in depth the social dynamics which caused this genocide

Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda
by Michael N. Barnett
2002


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Barnett worked on the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in 1994, and observed the U.N.'s reaction to the Rwandan genocide, in which an estimated 800,000 Tutsis were murdered by Hutus over a period of about three months. He describes the way in which the United Nations made decisions and acted or failed to act, and why.

We Wish to Inform you that Tomorrow we will be Killed with our Families: Stories From Rwanda cover
by Philip Gourevitch


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National Book Critics Circle Award Gourevitch gives us a mesmerizing and disturbing account of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and it's aftermath.