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Holocaust Scholar Defines Bosnian Genocide

Dr. Robert Jay Lifton has been recognized internationally for his research on genocide. A recipient of a Nobel Lectureship, the Holocaust Memorial Award, and the Gandhi Peace Award, he has written more than a dozen books on the psychological ramifications of the Holocaust, nuclear weapons, and war. His 1986 book, The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide, won the national Jewish Book Award and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history. In 1990, he co-wrote The Genocidal Mentality: Nazi Holocaust and the Nuclear Threat.

Bosnian Horrors Termed Genocide by a leading Holocaust Scholar

By John Nichols
Toledo Blade, section A, p.2
28 February 1993.

A weeping 12-year-old tells of how she was raped by Serbian troops; a Muslim woman recalls the day soldiers shot her children; an emaciated man describes mounds of bodies in a death camp.

When he hears tales of horror from what was Yugoslavia, Dr. Robert Jay Lifton applies the most chilling label he knows.

“What’s happening there merits the use of the word genocide,” says the director of the Center on Violence and Human Survival at City University of New York.

“There is an effort to systematically destroy an entire group. It’s even been conceptualized by Serbian nationalists as so-called ‘ethnic cleansing.’ That term signifies mass killing, mass relocation, and that does constitute genocide.” Read the rest of this entry »

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December 3, 2010 at 11:36 pm