Type
Book
Title
Resisting genocide : the multiple forms of rescue
In
Comparative Politics and International Studies Series
Author(s)
SÉMELIN Jacques - Centre de recherches internationales (Publishing director)
ANDRIEU Claire - Centre d'histoire de Sciences Po (Publishing director)
GENSBURGER Sarah - Institut des Sciences sociales du Politique (Publishing director)
Editor
New-York : Hurst Publishers
Collection
Comparative Politics and International Studies Series
Pages
539 p.
ISBN
9780231701723
Keywords
Genocide, Crimes against humanity, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Abstract
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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