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Resisting Genocide: The Multiple Forms of Rescue

Jacques Semelin, Claire Andrieu, and Sarah Gensburger

Abstract

Every genocide in history has been notable for the minority of brave individuals and groups who put their own lives at risk to rescue its would-be victims. Based on three case studies — the genocides of the Armenians, the Jews and the Rwandese Tutsis — this book attempts to make rescue an object of research, while breaking free of the notion of ‘Righteous among the Nations’. The result makes for disturbing reading. While it is impossible to distill or describe what makes an individual into a rescuer, acts of rescue reveal a historical fact: the existence of an informal, underground network of ... More

Keywords: genocide, Jews, Tutsis, rescuer, rescue, victims, Righteous among the Nations, underground network

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199333493
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333493.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacques Semelin, editor

Claire Andrieu, editor

Sarah Gensburger, editor

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Contents

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12 Conversion And Rescue

Ugur Ümit Üngör

13 Humanitarianism and Massacres

Irène Herrmann and Daniel Palmieri

21 Crossing a Border to Escape

Charles Kabwete Mulinda