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Web sites to learn more about genocide throughout the world
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Precious possessions: The genocide survivors who kept them tell their stories - Chicago Tribune

Precious possessions: The genocide survivors who kept them tell their stories - Chicago Tribune | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it
"Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory." at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. A haunting new exhibition spotlights the precious items that survived genocides around the world.
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Timeline: Saddam's Violent Road to Execution -- Kurdish Genocide

Timeline: Saddam's Violent Road to Execution -- Kurdish Genocide | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it
Saddam Hussein has a long history of using violence to achieve political ends. Read a selective list of events from his life, including milestones leading up to his trial, death sentence and execution.
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useful for the timeline and perpetrators
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Armenian massacre: Why Turkey won't say the G-word - CNN.com

Armenian massacre: Why Turkey won't say the G-word - CNN.com | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it
Why Turkey disputes that the massacre of 1.5 million ethnic Armenians under the Ottoman Empire was a genocide.
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Pope Francis calls Armenian slaughter "the first genocide of the 20th century"

Pope Francis calls Armenian slaughter "the first genocide of the 20th century" | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it
Politically explosive declaration angers Turkey; "denying evil is like allowing a wound to keep bleeding," pontiff says
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Turkey still denies the Armenian Genocide and recalls its Ambassador to the Vatican after the Pope refers to the mass killings as the first Genocide of the 20th Century.

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April Marks The Centennial Of Armenian Genocide

April Marks The Centennial Of Armenian Genocide | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it
Some countries, including the U.S., have yet to fully and formally recognize the event. Steve Inskeep revisits history with Eugene Rogan, author of The Fall of the Ottomans.
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GENOCIDE

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This site features the following genocides: Armenia, Ukraine, Cambodia, Guatemala, Rwanda, and Bosnia. It includes survivor accounts. 

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Guatemala’s trial of the decade in ten facts | Amnesty International

Between 1960 and 1996, Guatemala was immersed in a bloody internal armed conflict that pitted the army against guerrilla groups. More than 200,000 men, women and children were murdered or disappeared during this 36-year-long war, most of them were indigenous.

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UN Criticizes Delay in Guatemala Genocide Trial against Rios Montt

UN Criticizes Delay in Guatemala Genocide Trial against Rios Montt | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it

GUATEMALA CITY – The Representative of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Guatemala, Alberto Brunori, has criticized ongoing delay in the genocide trial of former military dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt.

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Guatemalan who helped build genocide case against ex-dictator was survivor, too

Guatemalan who helped build genocide case against ex-dictator was survivor, too | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it
Legal advisor Edwin Canil helped find witnesses to testify in the landmark case against former dictator Ríos Montt. Canil escaped a massacre during Ríos Montt's reign.
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The Guatemala Genocide Case Summary

The Guatemala Genocide Case Summary | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it
BACKGROUND

The Guatemala Genocide Case arises from a period in that country’s long civil war where violence against non-combatant, indigenous Mayans rose to the level of genocide.  Over 200,000 Guatemalans were killed or disappeared during the 1960-1996 internal conflict.  According to the UN-sponsored Commission on Historical Clarification (CEH), the Guatemalan military and paramilitaries indiscriminately targeted indigenous communities, labor leaders, students, clergy and other civilians under the theory that they formed a subversive ‘internal enemy’. 

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Rwanda: We Are the Past

Rwanda: We Are the Past | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it
Today in Rwanda, the 1994 genocide is part of the past, but the country's thousands of maimed amputees are living reminders of the brutal horror.
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Japanese drumming group takes its beat to heart

Japanese drumming group takes its beat to heart | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it

Formed in Aichi, Japan, in 1993, the group had its world premiere in 2004 at the Edinburgh (Scotland) Festival Fringe."  

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This article talks about TAO, a Japanese drumming group. Tao uses the taiko as well as the koto and shamisen in performances
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Watching Chemical Ali Get the Death Penalty (Kurdish Genocide)

Watching Chemical Ali Get the Death Penalty (Kurdish Genocide) | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it
After months of delay, there is news today that the Iraqi government finally gave the go ahead for the execution of the man known as Chemical Ali.
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Kurds Tell of Gas Attacks by Hussein’s Military

Kurds Tell of Gas Attacks by Hussein’s Military | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it
The genocide trial of Saddam Hussein heard testimony describing bombing and poison gas attacks in 1987.
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Armenian Genocide 1915 Recognition Struggle

Armenian Genocide of 1915 perpetrated by Ottoman Empire.
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Armenian Genocide - Armenocide

The purpose and the mission of Armenocide.am is to raise and spread awareness about 1915 Armenian Genocide. Our website comes as an advocate for the world to know the real happenings of the massacre carried out by Ottoman Empire. Our main goal is to empower with accurate information, avoid misconceptions and fallacies aboutArmenian Genocide, and talk with facts that might have been misinterpretedalong the way. Also, this website is built in honor of the history, in honor of remembrance of all the innocent victims of massacre. We aim to keep the history alive, our tears remembered and fight the Turkish, denial. We advocate for commemoration, international recognition and justice.

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This has a lot of information -- maps, survivor accounts, history and much more.

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Armenian Genocide

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Learn more about the Armenian Genocide. This site includes history, maps, personal accounts and more.

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Was there genocide in Guatemala? - BBC News

Was there genocide in Guatemala? - BBC News | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it
The annulment of the case against Guatemala's former president Efrain Rios Montt for crimes against humanity reopens the bitter debate over whether genocide took place during the long civil war.
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Former Guatemala Dictator to Stand Trial Again for Genocide

Former Guatemala Dictator to Stand Trial Again for Genocide | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it
Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty of genocide in 2013 but the judgement was later annulled.
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Guatemalan Ex-Dictator's Daughter Announces Presidential Bid

Guatemalan Ex-Dictator's Daughter Announces Presidential Bid | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it
The daughter of Efrain Rios Montt, the former dictator facing charges of genocide for massacres committed during his 1982-83 regime, is running for president of Guatemala. Zury Rios Sosa, a three-time member of congress, announced Thursday that she would accept the nomination of the...
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Survivor Of Guatemalan Massacre Tells Story During U.S. Trial

Survivor Of Guatemalan Massacre Tells Story During U.S. Trial | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it
Jorge Sosa, a former second lieutenant with a special forces unit of the Guatemalan army, is battling to remain an American citizen. If convicted of making false statements and obtaining citizenship unlawfully, Sosa also could face 15 years in prison.
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Center for Justice and Accountability : Background on Guatemala

Center for Justice and Accountability : Background on Guatemala | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it
Over 200,000 Guatemalans were killed or forcibly disappeared in a civil war that raged from 1960-1996. Of those victims identified in the U.N.-sponsored Historical Clarification Commission, 83% were indigenous Maya. 93% of these human rights violations were carried out by government forces.
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Cambodia's brutal Khmer Rouge regime

Cambodia's brutal Khmer Rouge regime | 8th Grade Genocide Web Sites | Scoop.it
A profile of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, responsible for one of the worst genocides of the 20th Century.
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