Thursday, July 5, 2007

Off to Krakov and Sarajevo

I am leaving shortly for Krakov and Sarajevo for the meeting of the International Association of Scholars of Genocide. I will be blogging from there.

5 comments:

Lake said...

You will also be visiting Srebrenica, it's been planned in advance:

"...The timing of the conference has been moved from our traditional June dates to July in order to enable us also to devote one day to participating in the annual memorial ceremonies at Srebrenica, the site of an awesome genocidal massacre of Moslem people in a locale that wassupposed to be under the protection of the United Nations." - said Prof Israel W. Charny, Ph.D., President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS).

Eliyahu m'Tsiyon said...

why don't they also acknowledge the massacres [genocide] and ethnic cleansing practiced against Serbs by Bosnian Muslims, both during WW2 and during the Yugoslav wars, before and after the Srebrenica incident??

GrayerGray said...

My question is how come the genocide of the Jewish during World War II gets to be called "the Holocaust" where as other acts of genocide are just that, acts of, or simply, genocide?

Lake said...

Eliyahu m'Tsiyon, firstly there was no state planned ethnic cleansing against Serbs, not matter what Serbian propaganda wants you to believe. Secondly, don't forget that Serbian Chetniks committed horrendous genocide and mass scale massacres against Bosniaks during World War II.

This is the occassion to honor victims of Srebrenica genocide and your comments are very innapropriate. It's same as saying, let's honor German victims of World War II at the same time we honor Jewish victims of Holocaust. It's a wrong analogy.

Lesson: Think before you say...

Irene Grumman said...

Have you found Amaryta Sen's book, Identity and Violence, to be useful in your subject?

When a single one of the many, many aspects that build our sense of identity is overemphasized, often ethnicity combined with religion, violence erupts at challenges, instead of the negotiations one must have with those one respects.