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Genocide Video Resources
Eyewitness Testimony: Raphael Lemkin
This video (2 min. 45 sec.) is about Raphael Lemkin, a Holocaust survivor, who coined the word genocide, and worked to have the UN name genocide as an international crime.From the US Holocaust Memorial Museum collection.
This may be too violent but it is about “Ratko Mladic, the 74-year-old dubbed the "Butcher of Bosnia", who was “accused of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by his forces during the war in Bosnia from 1992 and 1995.” Video produced by AlJezeera. 3 min. 13 sec.
Bosnian Genocide: Christiane Amanpour
Christiane Amanpour gives eyewitness testimony on the siege of Srebrenica. From the US Holocaust Museum. 1min 53 sec.
The Rwandan genocide: 20 years later
From the Washington Post April 3, 2014. The 1994 genocide in Rwanda claimed an estimated 800,000 lives in 100 days. Former Washington Post reporter Keith Richburg covered the conflict and looks back on the crisis two decades later. 4 min. 48 sec.
Uncovering the Horror in Syria
CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT
Syrian military photographer, code named Caesar, was called on to photograph men, women, and children who were tortured and starved by their own government. Over two years, Caesar smuggled out 55,000 photographs on thumb drives. 2 min. 41 sec. From United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
A young poet tells the story of Darfur
Emtithal "Emi" Mahmoud writes poetry of resilience, confronting her experience of escaping the genocide in Darfur in verse. She shares two stirring original poems about refugees, family, joy and sorrow, asking, "Will you witness me?" TED talk. 6 min. 30 sec.