The History Place - Genocide in the 20th Century



Genocide in the 20th Century was written by Philip Gavin (BA - Northeastern University, MS - Boston University) founder and publisher of The History Place, and was posted on The History Place Web site on November 6, 2000. Mr. Gavin has also written the popular history The Rise of Adolf Hitler and The Irish Potato Famine which appear elsewhere on this Web site.

Select Bibliography

For your convenience, links are provided to if you wish buy any of the books to read more about Genocide. The books (and videos) might also be available at your neighborhood bookshop or local library.

Century of Genocide: Eyewitness Accounts and Critical Views Edited by Samuel Totten, William S. Parsons, and Israel W. Charny - 528 pages (July 1997) Garland Publishing, New York; ISBN: 0815323530.

The History and Sociology of Genocide: Analyses and Case Studies by Frank Chalk and Kurt Jonassohn - 461 pages (May 1990) Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn.; ISBN: 0300044461.

Genocide: Its Political Use in the Twentieth Century by Leo Kuper - 255 pages (August 1983) Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn.; ISBN: 0300031203.

Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West by David Rieff - 274 pages (March 1996) Touchstone Books, New York; ISBN: 0684819031.

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch - 356 pages (August 1998) Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York; ISBN: 0374286973.

The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia Under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79 by Ben Kiernan - 477 pages (March 1998) Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn.; ISBN: 0300061137.

Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors by Dith Pran (Compiler), Ben Kiernan (Introduction) - 224 pages (May 1997) Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn.; ISBN: 0300068395.

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer - 1264 pages (November 1990) Simon & Schuster, New York; ISBN: 0671728687.

The Pictorial History of the Holocaust (from Yad Vashem Archives) Edited by Yitzhak Arad - 396 pages (June 1998) Macmillan Publishing Company, New York; ISBN: 002897011X.

The Third Reich/Time-Life Books: The Apparatus of Death by the Editors of Time-Life Books - 190 pages (1991) Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia; ISBN 0809470047.

The Holocaust by Jack R. Fischel - 240 pages (March 1998) Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport, Conn.; ISBN: 0313298793.

The Good Old Days: The Holocaust as Seen by its Perpetrators and Bystanders Edited by Ernst Klee, Willi Dressen, and Volker Riess - 336 pages (March 1996) Konecky & Konecky, New York; ISBN: 1568521332.

Eyewitness Auschwitz by Filip Muller - 180 pages (September 1999) Ivan R. Dee Publisher, New York; ISBN: 1566632714.

Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz by Rudolf Hoess, Steven Paskuly (Editor) - 390 pages (May 1996) Da Capo Press, New York; ISBN: 0306806983.

Dictionary of the Holocaust: Biography, Geography and Terminology by Eric Joseph Epstein and Philip Rosen - 416 pages (November 1997) Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport, Conn.; ISBN: 031330355X.

Encyclopedia of the Third Reich by Louis L. Snyder - 410 pages (February 1997) Marlowe & Co., New York; ISBN: 1569249172.

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II by Iris Chang - 304 pages (November 1997) Basic Books, New York; ISBN: 0465068359.

The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe by John Rabe, Erwin Wickert (Editor), John E. Woods (Translator) - 320 pages (March 2000) Vintage Books, New York; ISBN: 0375701974.

The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine by Robert Conquest - 411 pages (November 1987) Oxford University Press, New York; ISBN: 0195051807.

Caravans to Oblivion: The Armenian Genocide by G.S. Graber - 210 pages (September 1996) John Wiley & Sons, New York; ISBN: 047111975X.

Survivors: An Oral History of the Armenian Genocide by Donald E. Miller and Lorna Touryan Miller - 274 pages (February 1999) University of California Press, Los Angeles; ISBN: 0520219562.


Biography: Slobodan Milosevic (1999) - A&E Entertainment Network, 50 minutes.

Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation (1995) Narrated by Christiane Amanpour, Series Producer Norma Percy - BBC and The Discovery Channel, 240 minutes.

Frontline: The Triumph of Evil (Rwandan Genocide) (1999) Written by Steve Bradshaw and Ben Loeterman, Produced by Mike Robinson and Ben Loeterman - PBS, 60 minutes.

Biography: Pol Pot (1998) Produced and Directed by Greg Barker - A&E Entertainment Network, 50 minutes.

World at War Series (1974) (A New Germany, Genocide) Produced by Jeremy Isaacs - Thames Television, 52 minutes each.

Biography: The Fatal Attraction of Adolf Hitler (1989) Produced by Bill Treharne Jones - BBC and the A&E Entertainment Network, 120 minutes.

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann (1997) Produced by Daniel B. Polin and Kenneth Mandel - ABC News Productions, PBS Home Video, 120 minutes.

Hitler's Henchmen (Goering, Himmler, Eichmann, Mengele) (1998) - ZDF and A&E Entertainment Network, 50 minutes each.

History of the SS Produced and Directed by Andrew Mollo - The Discovery Channel, 90 minutes.

Rape of Nanking (1999) Written by Norman Stahl - Lou Reda Productions for The History Channel, 50 minutes.

Harvest of Despair: The Unknown Holocaust (1984) Produced by Slavko Nowytski and Yurij Luhovy - for The Ukrainian Famine Research Committee, 55 minutes.

The Armenian Case (1975) Written and Produced by J. Michael Hogopian Ph.D. - Atlantis Productions, 43 minutes.

The Armenian Genocide (1991) Becci Medors Executive Producer - Atlantis Productions, Produced for the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission of the State of California, 25 minutes.

Picture Credits

Various geographical maps appear courtesy of the U.S. Government. Original artwork (maps) by The History Place include: Nazi Holocaust (Death Camps); Nanking (Japanese Empire); Armenians in Turkey (Ottoman Empire, Land of Turan, Turkey and Armenia Today). Photo Credits: Pol Pot in Cambodia photos are courtesy Ben Kiernan, who is the A. Whitney Griswold Professor of History and Director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University; Nazi Holocaust photos appear courtesy the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; Rape of Nanking, baby at Shanghai is courtesy U.S. National Archives; Stalin's Forced Famine, Stalin and Molotov courtesy U.S. National Archives.

Related (external) Web Sites
U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
The Cambodian Genocide Program at Yale University
Nuremberg War Crimes Page at Yale University
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

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