Holocaust Memorial Day: 'Before this day is gone/how many more will die'

Remembering the victims of organised violence on International Holocaust Memorial Day

With the appointment of Adolf Hitler as Chancellor on Jan 30, 1933, the Nazi Party took control of Germany. Nazi leadership embarked on a variety of p

With the appointment of Adolf Hitler as Chancellor on Jan 30, 1933, the Nazi Party took control of Germany. Nazi leadership embarked on a variety of population policies aimed at restructuring the ethnic composition of Europe by force. (Others)

The Nazis believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior,” were a grave threat to the claimed community of raciall

The Nazis believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior,” were a grave threat to the claimed community of racially-pure Germans. (Others)

To concentrate and monitor the Jewish population as well as to facilitate the later deportation of the Jews, the Germans and their collaborators created g

To concentrate and monitor the Jewish population as well as to facilitate the later deportation of the Jews, the Germans and their collaborators created ghettos, transit camps, and forced-labor camps for Jews during the war. (Others)

Raphael Lemkin, a Polish-Jewish jurist, escaped from Europe when the German army invaded Poland. He joined the US War Department as an analyst and wen

Raphael Lemkin, a Polish-Jewish jurist, escaped from Europe when the German army invaded Poland. He joined the US War Department as an analyst and went on to document Nazi atrocities. In this book, he introduced the word "genocide". (Others)

The text of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 9.

The text of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 9, 1948. The Convention entered into force on 12 January 1951. (Others)

The wars of the former Yugoslavia were marked by massive war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The wars of the former Yugoslavia were marked by massive war crimes and crimes against humanity. (Others)

The conflict in Bosnia (1992-1995) brought some of the harshest fighting and worst massacres to Europe since World War II.

The conflict in Bosnia (1992-1995) brought some of the harshest fighting and worst massacres to Europe since World War II. (Others)

In one small town, Srebrenica, as many as 8,000 Bosniak men and boys were murdered by Serbian forces.

In one small town, Srebrenica, as many as 8,000 Bosniak men and boys were murdered by Serbian forces. (Others)

In response to the atrocities occurring in Bosnia, the United Nations Security Council issued resolution 827, establishing the International Criminal

In response to the atrocities occurring in Bosnia, the United Nations Security Council issued resolution 827, establishing the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. (Others)

Genocide in Rwanda (1994): From April until mid-July, between 500,000 and a million Rwandans, predominantly Tutsis, were killed in Rwanda.

Genocide in Rwanda (1994): From April until mid-July, between 500,000 and a million Rwandans, predominantly Tutsis, were killed in Rwanda. It was killing on a devastating scale, scope, and speed. (Others)

Jean-Paul Akayesu.

On September 2, 1998, the ICTR issued the world’s first conviction for genocide in an international tribunal when Jean-Paul Akayesu was judged guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity for acts he engaged in and oversaw as mayor of Taba. (Others)

The War in Darfur is a major armed conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan, that began in February 2003.

The War in Darfur is a major armed conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan, that began in February 2003 when the Sudan Liberation Movement and the Justice and Equality Movement rebel groups began fighting the government of Sudan. (Others)

The Armenian Genocide or the Armenian Holocaust was the Ottoman government's systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians, mostly Ottoman citizen

The Armenian Genocide or the Armenian Holocaust was the Ottoman government's systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians, mostly Ottoman citizens within the Ottoman Empire and its successor state, the Republic of Turkey.
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In late 2016, Myanmar's military forces and extremist Buddhists started a major crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in the country's Rakhine State.

In late 2016, Myanmar's military forces and extremist Buddhists started a major crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in the country's Rakhine State. It has resulted in wide-scale human rights violations at the hands of security forces. (Others)