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Adelberg, Michael Alan
Races at war [electronic resource] : nationalism and genocide in twentieth century Europe / Michael Alan Adelberg
Monterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School, 2005
Location Call Number Status
 Electronic Book  HV6322.7 .A33 2005    AVAIL. VIA WEB
Subject(s) Genocide -- Case studies
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Nazis
Eugenics
Serbs
Bosnians
Physical Description 1 electronic resource (viii, 75 p.)
Note Thesis Advisor(s): Abenheim, Donald ; Second Reader/Co-Advisor: Eberhard-Peters, Hans
March 2005
Author(s) subject terms: Nationalism, genocide, Holocaust, Bosnian genocide, eugenics, euthanasia
Description based on title screen as viewed on July 26, 2011
DTIC Descriptor(s): Europe, Ethnic Groups, Jews, Second World War, Theses, Euthanasia, Death, International Law, Desensitizing
DTIC Identifier(s): Nationalism, Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing, Holocaust, Bosnian Genocide, Eugenics
US Army (USA) author
Thesis (M.A. in National Security Affairs)--Naval Postgraduate School, March 2005
Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-74)
Restrictions on Access Approved for public release, distribution unlimited--Cover
Summary Europe in the twentieth century witnessed the large-scale displacement and mass murder of civilian populations because of their ethnic or national identity. Genocide is the ultimate expression of this form of integral nationalism. As a result of the Second World War, the term "genocide" was introduced to describe the victimization of nations, and became codified in international law and agreements. The end of the century saw the introduction of a new term: "ethnic cleansing". This term was used to signify something less than the total physical annihilation of a people in the Balkans wars, in contrast to the extermination campaign of the Nazis in World War Two, or the Turks following World War One. This work looks at both campaigns, the Nazis against the Jews and the Serbs against the Bosnians, to argue, however, that ethnic cleansing is genocide. While much of the debate of the 1990s focuses on body counts to justify the distinction between the two, a careful analysis of the original work on genocide and the UN Agreement which outlaws such phenomenon reveal that this "body count" notion is neither correct nor justifiable. Similarly, a look at these two cases reveals act of genocide developed gradually, rather than as part of pre-existing master plans
Note Also available in print
Note - System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Alternate Author Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Department of National Security Affairs

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