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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission

Vocabulary: Genocide

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  • 10 Stages of Genocide
    Ten Stages of Genocide refers to the historical model that has been developed by Dr. Gregory Stanton of GenocideWatch. It highlights patterns that are… [click to read full definition]
  • 100 Days (Rwanda)
    100 Days refers to the stretch of time from the first week of April to the middle of July 1994, when most of the… [click to read full definition]
  • 1948 Genocide Convention
    Nineteen Forty-Eight Genocide Convention refers to The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide at the United Nations General Assembly… [click to read full definition]

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  • Adil Abdul-Mahdi
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  • African Union
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  • Ahmed Izzey Pasha
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  • Bashar al-Assad
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  • Madeline Albright
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  • Arabs
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  • Armenian Apostolic Church
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  • Armenians
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  • artists (Cambodia)
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  • Baghdad
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  • Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi
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  • Balkans
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  • Omar al-Bashir
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  • Belgium (Rwanda)
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  • Buddhists
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  • Burundi
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  • George W. Bush
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  • Prudence Bushnell
    Prudence Bushnell refers to the American who served as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at the time of the Rwandan genocide… [click to read full definition]
  • bystanders
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C

  • caliphate
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  • Cambodia
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  • Jimmy Carter
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  • censorship
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  • Chams
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  • Nuon Chea
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  • Christians
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  • civilians
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  • classification
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  • William Clinton
    Bill Clinton visiting U.S. troops at Tuzla Air Base in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1996. | Photo courtesy SPC Kyle Davis/U.S. Department of DefenseWilliam Clinton… [click to read full definition]
  • colonialism
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  • communism
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  • dehumanization
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  • Democratic Kampuchea
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  • deportation
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  • diary
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  • discrimination
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  • ethnic cleansing
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  • ethnicity
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  • ethnoreligious group
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  • Zlata Filipović
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  • forced conversion
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  • forced labor
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  • forced marriage
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  • Gerald Ford
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  • forensic anthropology
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  • France (Cambodia)
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  • the Fur people
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G

  • Gacaca court
    Gacaca court refers to the traditional Rwandan justice system that was utilized in the early 2000s to heal the country following the genocide on… [click to read full definition]
  • gendercide
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  • genocide
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  • Germany (Burundi)
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  • Gulf War
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  • Juvénal Habyarimama
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  • The Hague
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  • Hamidian massacres
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  • historical negationism
    Historical negationism refers to the refusal to accept that a historical event, such as the Holocaust or the Armenian genocide, actually happened. This is more commonly… [click to read full definition]
  • Hôtel des Milles Collines
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  • Hutu
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  • Immaculée Ilibagiza
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  • (countries with) immunity from prosecution for genocide
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  • infidels
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  • intellectuals (Cambodia)
    Intellectuals (Cambodia) refers to one of the main victim groups in the Cambodian genocide. Blaming Western influences, the Khmer Rouge implemented the campaign to… [click to read full definition]
  • Interahamwe and Impuzamugambi
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  • Iraq
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  • Iron Curtain
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  • ISIS/Daesh
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J

  • Janjaweed
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K

  • Paul Kagame
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  • Jean Kambanda
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  • Radovan Karadžić
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  • John Kerry
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  • Khartoum
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  • Khmer
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  • Khmer Rouge
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  • Killing Fields
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  • Henry Kissinger
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  • Kosovo War
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  • Robert Krueger
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L

  • labor camp
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  • Raphael Lemkin
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  • Liberation Day (Rwanda)
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  • looting
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M

  • machete
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  • Nouri al-Maliki
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  • the Masalit people
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  • mass grave
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  • massacre
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  • memoir
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  • memorial
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  • Michel Micombero
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  • Slobodan Milošević
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  • General Ratko Mladić
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  • Luis Moreno Ocampo
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  • Henry Morgenthau
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  • Mosul
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  • Muslims
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  • nationalism
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  • nationality
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  • NATO
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  • NGOs
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  • Richard Nixon
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  • Cyprien Ntaryamira
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  • Barack Obama
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  • Operation Nemesis
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  • Ottoman Empire
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  • paramilitary unit
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  • perpetrators
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  • persecution
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  • Phnom Penh
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  • Socheata Poeuv
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  • posttraumatic stress
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  • Pol Pot
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  • Potočari
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  • Colin Powell
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  • Samantha Power
    Samantha Power refers to the author, journalist, and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Power's 2002 book, A Problem from Hell: America… [click to read full definition]
  • Dith Pran
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  • prejudice
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  • propaganda
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  • William Proxmire
    William Proxmire (1915-2005) refers to the United States Senator from Wisconsin who regularly campaigned for US ratification of the 1948 Genocide Convention. Beginning in… [click to read full definition]

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  • racism
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  • Radio télévision de mille collines (RTLM)
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  • rape
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  • Raqqa
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  • Ronald Reagan
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  • recognition (of genocides)
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  • refugee camp
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  • refugees
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  • religion
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  • reparations
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  • rescuers
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  • (US House and Senate) resolutions
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  • Condoleeza Rice
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  • Rome Statute
    The Rome Statute refers to the 1998 treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC) and defined four categories of crimes: aggression, war crimes… [click to read full definition]
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
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  • Paul Rusesabagina
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  • Rwanda
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  • Salafi jihadism
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  • Khieu Samphan
    Khieu Sampan refers to the Khmer Rouge official who served as head of state for Democratic Kampuchea (Cambodia) and helped implement the Cambodian genocide… [click to read full definition]
  • Abu Sayyaf
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  • scapegoat
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  • Serbia
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  • Serbs
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  • sharia law
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  • Shi'ites
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  • George Shultz
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  • Norodom Sihounek
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  • Sinn Sisamouth
    Sinn  Sisamouth (c. 1935-c. 1976) refers to the Cambodian singer-songwriter who was murdered by the Khmer Rouge in its genocidal campaign to eradicate from society… [click to read full definition]
  • Sichan Siv
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  • South Sudan
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  • sovereignty
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  • Srebrenica massacre
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  • Dr. Gregory Stanton
    Gregory Stanton refers to the scholar in genocide studies, founder and president of Genocide Watch, and creator of the widely taught 10 Stages of Genocide… [click to read full definition]
  • starvation
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  • Brian Steidle
    Brian Steidle refers to the American Marine Corps Captain who went on to work for the African Union as a military observer in Darfur… [click to read full definition]
  • Sudan
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  • Sudanese Liberation Army
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  • Sunnis
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  • survivor testimony
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  • survivors
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  • Syria
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  • Syrian Civil War
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  • Talaat Pasha
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  • theocracy
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  • torture
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  • Turkey
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  • Tutsi
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  • Twa
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  • UN peacekeepers
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  • UN Safe Areas
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  • UN Security Council
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  • Ustashe
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  • utilitarian genocide
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  • Utopia
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  • Cyrus Vance
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  • victims
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  • Vietnam War
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  • war crimes
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  • Carl Wilkens
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  • World War I
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  • World War II
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X

  • xenophobia
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Y

  • Yazidis
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  • Year Zero (Cambodia)
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  • Young Turks
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  • Yugoslavia
    Photo courtesy of Encyclopædia BritannicaYugoslavia refers to the multi-ethnic country that was established after WWI. By the early 1990s, the fall of the USSR… [click to read full definition]

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  • the Zaghawa people
    The Zaghawa people refers to a Muslim ethnic group (also known as the Beri) of nomadic herders in Africa that has been among the targeted… [click to read full definition]