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Friday, July 1, 2016

Definition of genocide: Rather than immediate destruction, genocide is more often a coordinated plan of different actions to weaken a group's culture, language, national feelings, security, and health-Raphael Lemkin, 1943 inventor of term genocide

"What is Genocide?" GenocideWatch.org, Gregory H. Stanton, Pres. Genocide Watch

"Raphael Lemkin in his masterpiece
"Axis Rule in Occupied Europe" (1943) invented the term "genocide" by combining "genos" (race, people) and "cide" (to kill). Lemkin defined genocide as follows:

"Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. 

It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the 


political and social institutions, of
culture
language, 
national feelings, 
religion, and the 
economic existence of national groups, and the  
destruction of the 
personal security,  
liberty, 
health, 
dignity, and even the 

lives of the individuals belonging to such groups.""...



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