What is the definition of Genocide?

gen·o·cide  (jĕn′ə-sīd′)

n.

The systematic and widespread extermination or attempted extermination of an entire national, racial, religious, or ethnic group.

[Greek genosrace; see genə- in Indo-European roots + -cide.]

The term “genocide” did not exist before 1944. It is a very specific term, referring to violent crimes committed against groups with the intent to destroy the existence of the group.

For further definition of this term, you can click on the following links

The United States Holocaust Museum

Genocide Watch

Geneva Convention

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About The Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project at PSU

We are part of the Portland State Public Humanities Program. Our goal is to educate, inform and share knowledge about past and present genocides around the globe.
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