This important reference work offers students an accessible overview of the Rwandan Genocide, with more than 100 detailed articles by leading scholars on an array of topics and themes and 20 key primary source documents.
• Elucidates the many factors, from economic motivations to international malaise, that contributed to the Rwandan Genocide
• Profiles male and female perpetrators who led, participated in, and planned the genocide
• Highlights the stories of Rwandan and foreign heroes who risked and, in some cases, lost their lives to save others
• Sketches the many complexities that help explain why the United Nations and the international community at large failed to stop the atrocities
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About the Author
Alexis Herr, PhD, is the Saul Kagan Claims Conference Postdoctoral Fellow in Advanced Shoah Studies. She holds a PhD in Holocaust History from Clark University, the only university in the world to offer this specialized degree.