By Jay Winter

Lengthy prior to Rwanda and Bosnia and the Holocaust, the 1st genocide of the 20th century happened in Turkish Armenia in 1915. The essays during this assortment study how american citizens realized of this disaster and attempted to aid its sufferers. wisdom and compassion, although, weren't sufficient to forestall the killings, and a poor precedent used to be born in 1915. The Armenian genocide has haunted the U.S. and different Western nations through the 20th century.

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In 1946 Lemkin was an adviser to United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, which tried the leading Nazi war criminals. Gilbert, Twentieth Century, vol. II, p. 162. Gilbert, Twentieth Century, vol. II, p. 163. 24 Sir Martin Gilbert In the fighting against the Japanese in 1938, a million Chinese soldiers were killed or wounded. Tens of thousands of Chinese civilians were killed in Japanese air raids. If not genocide, then certainly a cruel fate – simply for being Chinese.

1–2. In 1946 Lemkin was an adviser to United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, which tried the leading Nazi war criminals. Gilbert, Twentieth Century, vol. II, p. 162. Gilbert, Twentieth Century, vol. II, p. 163. 24 Sir Martin Gilbert In the fighting against the Japanese in 1938, a million Chinese soldiers were killed or wounded. Tens of thousands of Chinese civilians were killed in Japanese air raids. If not genocide, then certainly a cruel fate – simply for being Chinese.

Have taken no part since 1967 in trying to separate Jews and Arabs, not even during the “Al-Aksa Intifada” which broke out towards the end of 2000 – they have no mandate for intervention. Was 90 Gilbert, Twentieth Century, vol. III, p. 772. 36 Sir Martin Gilbert it a question of mandate or of numbers? Following the Al-Aksa Intifada, both Britain – through the United Nations – and Yasser Arafat from his Chairman’s residence in Gaza, pressed for a larger force of some 2,000 United Nations troops to be sent to the flash-point areas.

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