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Genocide Perspectives V

A Global Crime, Australian Voices
Nikki Marczak and Kirril Shields
9780994503978 (ebook)
Genocide Perspectives V

Despite the catch-cry bandied about after the Holocaust, "Never Again", genocides continue to destroy cultures and communities around the globe.

In this collection of essays, Australian scholars discuss the crime of genocide, examining regimes and episodes that stretch across time and geography. Included are discussions on Australia’s own history of genocide against its Indigenous peoples, mass killing and human rights abuses in Indonesia and North Korea, and new insights into some of the core twentieth century genocides, such as the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide.

Scholars grapple with ongoing questions of memory and justice, governmental responsibility, the role of the medical professions, gendered experiences, artistic representation, and best practice in genocide education. Importantly, genocide prevention and the role of the global community is also explored within this collection.

This volume of Genocide Perspectives is dedicated to Professor Colin Tatz AO, an inspirational figure in the field of human rights, and one of the forefathers of genocide studies in Australia.


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Douglas Booth
Colin Tatz: “Compelled to Repair a Flawed World”

Anna Haebich
Reflections on the Bringing Them Home Report

John Maynard
Genocide by any Other Name

Jennifer Balint
Too Near and Too Far: Australia’s Reluctance to Name and Prosecute Genocide

Michael Robertson, Edwina Light, Wendy Lipworth, Garry Walter
Psychiatry, Genocide and the National Socialist State: Lessons Learnt, Ignored and Forgotten

Konrad Kwiet and George Weisz
First Do Harm! A Medical Experiment on Australian Prisoners of War and the Career of the Military Physician

Geoffrey Robertson QC
100 Year Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, April 24, 2015 - Sydney Town Hall Speech

Nikki Marczak
The Early Days: Illuminating Armenian Women’s Experiences

Annie Pohlman
Finding a Way: Women’s Stories of Daily Survival after the 1965 Killings in Indonesia

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG
North Korea: Genocide or Not?

Tony Barta
Realities, Surrealities and the Membrane of Innocence

Kirril Shields
Through German Eyes: Amateur Photos and Trans-Generational Renegotiations of the Holocaust

Deborah Mayersen
Faith after Genocide

Winton Higgins
Can the American Alliance Stop Colluding in Genocide?

Colin Tatz
Teaching about Genocide

About the Editors: 

Kirril Shields is a member of the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He teaches at The University of Queensland and The University of Southern Queensland. Kirril is an Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellow, and a Fellow of the Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilisation, Royal Holloway.

Nikki Marczak is a member of the Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute’s 2016 Lemkin Scholar. Her research focuses on Armenian women’s experiences and the current Yazidi Genocide by ISIS.