2019 Conference on Genocide Denial

Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide

First International Conference of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies

April 13-14, 2019

Keynote speaker: Lerna Ekmekcioglu, HIstorian of the Modern Middle East at MIT, author of Recovering Armenia: The Limits of Beloning in Post-Genocide Turkey (Stanford University Press, 2016). The book offers the first in-depth study of the aftermath of the 1915 Armenian Genocide and the Armenians who remained in Turkey.

More information, and a 'Call for Papers,' by early May 2018!

more information: John Cox, jcox73@uncc.edu


 

The Armenian, Pakistani, Guatemalan, and Bosnian genocides: Among the many whose histories have been falsified by the perpetrators or their latter-day sympathizers:

 

 

 

 


 

Timeline of genocide and genocidal crimes against humanity, 1900 to present

Location/perpetrator

Victims

Dates

Approximate number of victims

Congo Free State

Congolese civilians

1885-1908

10 million

German South-West Africa

Herero and Nama

1904-1908

65,000 – 75,000

Putumayo region, Andes (Peru-Ecuador- Colombia)

Indigenous peoples

ca. 1900-1914

100,000

Ottoman Empire

Armenians, Greeks, Assyrian Christians

1915-1923

1.5 million

Soviet famines

Ukrainians, Kazakhs, others

1930-1933

5 – 7 million

Soviet political repression, terror, expulsions

“kulaks,” other political groups and perceived enemies; ethnic minorities

ca. 1930-ca. 1950

4 – 6 million

Dominican Republic

Haitians

1937

12,000 – 20,000

Turkey (eastern Anatolia)

Kurds of Dersim/Tunceli province

1937-1945

15,000 – 30,000

Japanese war and occupation in Asia

Chinese, Indochinese, Koreans, Malays, Filipinos, other Asian peoples

1937-1945

10 – 20 million

Nazi empire

Jews, Russians, Poles, Romanies, others

1939-1945

14 –17 million

Croatian Ustaša regime

Serbs, Jews, Romanies

1941-1945

350,000 – 400,000

French war in Algeria

Algerians

1954-1962

400,000 – 700,000 civilians

China’s “Great Leap Forward”

Peasantry, others

1959-1961

30 – 45 million

Indonesia

Leftists, other political enemies; ethnic minorities

1965-1966

500,000

U.S. war in Vietnam

South and North Vietnamese

1964-1973

2 – 2.5 million civilians

Nigeria

Igbos

1966-1969

1 – 2 million

East Pakistan (Bangladesh)

Hindus, Bengalis

1971

1 – 3 million

Burundi

Hutus

1972

200,000

 

Cambodia

Ethnic minorities, political and social groups

1975-1979

1.7 – 2.2 million

Indonesian occupation of East Timor

East Timorese

1976-1999

150,000 – 180,000

Soviet war in Afghanistan

Afghan civilians

1979 – 1989

1.5 – 2.0 million

Guatemala

Maya Indians

1981-1983

100,000 – 200,000

Iraqi Kurdistan

Kurds

1987-1989

100,000

Rwanda

Tutsi

1994

500,000 – 800,000

Bosnia

Bosnian Muslims

1992-1995

50,000

Sudan, Darfur region

Fur, Masalit, other indigenous peoples

2003-

300,000 – 400,000

Sudan, South Kordofan and Blue Nile regions

Nuba peoples

2011-

Hundreds of thousands forcibly displaced; casualties are extremely difficult to estimate

From To Kill a People: Genocide in the 20th Century (2017) by John Cox