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Genocide Studies

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What is genocide?

Genocide - the deliberate and systematic destruction of a group of people because of their ethnicity, nationality, religion, or race. The term, derived from the Greek genos (“race,” “tribe,” or “nation”) and the Latin cide (“killing”), was coined by Raphael Lemkin, a Polish-born jurist who served as an adviser to the U.S. Department of War during World War II.

"genocide." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic Edition.
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