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Resisting genocide : the multiple forms of rescue

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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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hal-01393823 , version 1 (08-11-2016)

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Jacques Sémelin, Claire Andrieu, Sarah Gensburger (Dir.). Resisting genocide : the multiple forms of rescue. Jacques Sémelin; Claire Andrieu; Sarah Gensburger. Columbia University Press, pp.539, 2011, The CERI series in comparative politics and international studies, 9781849040594. ⟨hal-01393823⟩
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