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Resisting genocide : the multiple forms of rescue



Type:   Livre
Titre:   Resisting genocide : the multiple forms of rescue
Auteur(s):   Sémelin, Jacques - Centre de recherches internationales (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
Andrieu, Claire (1952-...) - Centre d'histoire de Sciences Po (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
Gensburger, Sarah - Institut des Sciences sociales du Politique (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
Date de publication:   2011-09
Éditeur:   New-York  :  Hurst Publishers
Collection:   Comparative Politics and International Studies Series
Pages:   539  p.
ISBN:   9780231701723
Mots-clés:   [en] Genocide, Crimes against humanity, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Résumé:   [en] Every genocide in history has been notable for the minority of brave individuals and groups who put their own lives at risk to rescue its would be victims. Based on three case studies--the genocides of the Armenians, the Jews and the Rwandese Tutsi--this book is the first international comparative and multidisciplinary attempt to make rescue an object of research, while breaking free of the notion of "The Righteous Among the Nations." The result is an exceptionally rich and disturbing volume. While it is impossible to distill or describe what makes an individual into a rescuer, acts of rescue reveal a historical fact: the existence of an informal, underground network of rescuers-- however fragile--as soon as genocides get underway, and in every geographical and social context. (Résumé éditeur)

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