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What are the types of genocide?

What are the types of genocide?


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What are the types of genocide?


• Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959) 

o Polish lawyer that dedicated his life to research of mass  killings

o coined the term genocide

• Axis Rule in Occupied Europe 

o Lemkins book  

o where term genocide is introduced  

• UN Genocide Convention of 1948 

o law that outlaws genocide  

o article 2 

▪ In the present Convention, genocide means any of the  

following acts committed with intent to destroy, in  

whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious  

Intentionalismis the idea that a literary work should be what?

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group, as such:

???? Killing members of the group;  

???? Causing serious bodily or mental harm to  

members of the group;  

???? Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of  We also discuss several other topics like Magnification of microscopes refers to what?

life calculated to bring about its physical  

destruction in whole or in part;  

???? Imposing measures intended to prevent births  

within the group;  

???? Forcibly transferring children of the group to  

another group.

• Actus Reus 

o “guilty act” an action taken to commit a crime

• Mens Rea 

In german, what is the lebensraum?

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o “guilty mind” or an intent to commit a crime

• Antisemitism 

o hostility of prejudice against Jews

• National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP, or ‘Nazi’ Party) o political party in Germany that was active between 1920 and  1945 and practiced the ideology of Nazism

o aim was to unite "racially desirable" Germans as national  comrades, while excluding those deemed either to be political  dissidents, physically or intellectually inferior, or of a foreign  race

• Lebensraum: (German), living space

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o the territory that a state or nation believes is needed for its  natural development, especially associated with Nazi  We also discuss several other topics like How do you determine comparative advantage?


• “Asocial”

o Nazi term for group of people who failed to conform to their  social norms.  

o vagrants, beggars, alcoholics, drug addicts, prostitutes,  

nonconformists, and pacifists.  

o ‘Asocials’ were forced to wear black triangles in  

concentration camps

• Dachau 

o the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in Germany,  intended to hold political prisoners

• “Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring,” April  1933

o prevent the possible transmission of hereditary diseases

through forced sterilization

o ID 9 groups of people who have diseases

• “Law for the Restoration of Professional Civil Service,” July 1933 o members of certain groups of tenured civil servants were to  be dismissed If you want to learn more check out Why do animals get bigger and fatter?

o Civil servants who were not of Aryan descent were to retire o communist party members were to retire

• Nuremburg Laws, 1935

o deprived Jews of German citizenship, prohibited Jewish  

households from having German maids under the age of 45,  prohibited any non-Jewish German from marrying a Jew and  outlawed sexual relations between Jews and Germans

• Anschluss (German: Annexation), March 1938 

o annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany on 12 March 1938 • Kristallnacht (German: Crystal Night), November 1938

o almost 200 synagogues were destroyed, over 8,000 Jewish  shops were sacked and looted, and tens of thousands of Jews  were removed to concentration camps.

• Operation Barbarossa 

o the German invasion of the Soviet Union

o failure turning point of war

• Einsatzgruppen massacres 

o paramilitary death squads of Nazi Germany

o kept official records of massacres and detailed reports to  their superiors  

• “Final Solution of the Jewish Question”

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o plan to annihilate jewish people We also discuss several other topics like Who created the linear approach model?

o the murder of all European Jews by gassing, shooting, and  other means

• Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka 

o Nazi extermination camps

• Auschwitz 

o one of the largest concentration camps

• Intentionalism 

o idea that a literary work should be judged in terms of the  author's intentions

• Functionalism 

o the theory that all aspects of a society serve a function and  are necessary for the survival of that society

Types of Genocide

1. Political 

• to get ride of all political party so only oppressors  


2. Social

• destroying social system and replacing with oppressive  

social systems

• ex abolition of law, creating new legal systems

• intelligencia

3. Cultural 

• language

• destroy symbols of culture

• outlaw national holidays  

4. Economic 

• ban people from certain jobs  

• elemental means of existence

• wage gap

5. Biological 

• destruction of life itself

• separation of sexes

• malnourishment

• disease

• Eugenics  

6. Physical

• destruction of life itself

• rationing of food  

• mass killing

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7. Religious 

• outlaw religious holidays

• destroy religion replace it with oppressors’

8. Moral 

▪ taking away ID

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