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Skulls of Torture Victims Pol Pot Regime Khmer Rouge Phnom Penh Cambodia



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A Turkish official, tormenting starving Armenian children with a piece of bread. (Wikipedia)



The Armenian Genocide
The books by Taner Akcam are particularly interesting to me because he is Turkish: the Turkish Government denies the Armenian Genocide; Nazi Germany copied this and eliminated people they thought expendable….

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By Hanay - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link


The Turkish Kristallnacht,


ARCHIVES FOR AYKAN ERDEMIR-
Dr. Aykan Erdemir (…..outspoken defender of pluralism, minority rights, and religious freedoms in the Middle East)


KRISTALLNACHT
Anti-Jewish pogroms in the Russian Empire

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Public Domain, Link



King Leopold II of Belgium

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Public Domain, Link


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By Alice Harris, Daniel Danielson, others. - King Leopold's Soliloquy: A Defense of His Congo Rule, By Mark Twain, Boston: The P. R. Warren Co., 1905, Second Edition., Public Domain, Link


Victim of Congo atrocities, Congo, ca. 1890-1910 (IMP-CSCNWW33-OS10-19).jpg
By Unknown - http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15799coll123/id/78038, Public Domain, Link





Genocide in Soviet Karelia

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By User:Jniemenmaa - Transferred from English Wikipedia (File:Many_Karelias.png); see original upload log
Data source: Karjala: Karjala-nimistä. Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskuksen julkaisuja 129., CC BY-SA 3.0, Link






Katyn: The Massacre Stalin Tried To Blame On The Nazis - ( and now under Putin?: Smolensk plane crash 2011 report 'was result of doctored evidence).

A mass grave, with multiple corpses visible
By Unknown - "Zbrodnia katyńska w świetle dokumentów / z przedm. Władysława Andersa", Public Domain, Link


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By unknown , Photo of Polish Red Cross delegation - Zbrodnia katyńska w świetle dokumentów / z przedm. Władysława Andersa. Wiele wydań przed 1994, Public Domain, Link


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By Lavrentiy Beria - РГАСПИ Ф. 17 оп. 166 дело 621 лист 130. Подлинник. Scan from http://katyn.ru/index.php?go=Pages&in=view&id=6
This is a colour photocopy of official document residing in the Russian archive RGASPI, a b/w copy of which had been legally transferred into the property of Polish Government, and first published in Poland in 1992., Public Domain, Link


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By Unknown - "Zbrodnia katyńska w świetle dokumentów" with preface of Gen Władysław Anders 1946, many editions in Poland before 1994
Andrzej Leszek Szcześniak (1989) Katyń: Relacje, Wspomnienia, Publicystyka, Warsaw: Wydawnictwa ALFA ISBN 83-7001-296-5, Public Domain, Link



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By See OTRS ticket for details. - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, Link

Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash




Holodomor
- Stalin's Famine-Genocide in Ukraine
Stalin's Murders
- Goodreads
East Timor: Media Turned Their Backs on Genocide
Italian Fascists in Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s Red Terror Survivor to Document Atrocities Online
Jasenovac-Serbian Holocaust


Mao's Famine

Literature about Pol Pot

Hitler's Genocide

Deportation of Crimean Tatars ordered by Stalin Putin Resurrects Stalinist Policy Towards Crimean Tatars Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People
CHAMERIAN GENOCIDE BY GREECE
Massacres during the Greek War of Independence
The Jihad Against the Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek Christians

MAO’S GREAT LEAP BACKWARDS:
Frank Dikkoter (Website)
Mao's Great Leap to Famine (Dikotter, Article)

Genocide in the 20th Century: Massacres in Tibet: 1966-76
Cultural Genocide of Tibet

Canada Tibet Committee

Formosa Betrayed (Roger Ebert)"Formosa Betrayed" is a political thriller with an agenda. It argues that Formosa, now known as Taiwan, has been the pawn of great powers for centuries. Occupied by Japan in the pre-World War II years, it was claimed by the Nationalists of Chiang Kai-shek after the war, and his army retreated there after its defeat by Red China. Although Americans have long been schooled that Chiang flew the banner of freedom, the film says he seized property, killed thousands of native Formosans, wiped out the leadership class and established a dictatorship…."(Formosa betrayed T-Shirts, Formosa betrayed Gifts, Art, Posters, and more)

Bystanders to the Holocaust: A Re-evaluation/David Cesarani
American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World/David E Stannard
Taking Hawaii: How Thirteen Honolulu Businessmen Overthrew the Queen of Hawaii in 1893, With a Bluff

Genocide Book Lists - Goodreads

Popular Genocide Books - Goodreads

End Genocides
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GOD IS NOT GREAT/CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople
Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond

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Hagia Sophia, Constantinople, and I believe this is before the Turks turned it into a Mosque (I don't see any minarets)…..

The article below is a pointless excuse regarding the Fourth Crusade (A type of argument such as “the Greeks asked for it” attitude, or "it was their (the Greeks’) fault"; I have read words to that effect and was appalled, and if I find these passages again I will quote them here including the authors):
Reflections on the Sack of Constantinople in 1204 and Lesser-Known Byzantine Atrocities
Apologists still don’t get the damage this Crusade has caused in Europe and to this day we’re still feeling the remnants, and that's why it should always be brought up.

Here is more information about the sack by the Latins:
Following the death of Manuel I in 1180, his widow, the Latin princess Maria of Antioch, acted as regent to her infant son Alexios II Komnenos. Her regency was notorious for the favoritism shown to Latin merchants and the big aristocratic land-owners, and was overthrown in April 1182 by Andronikos I Komnenos, who seized the crown.[1][11] Almost immediately, his actions spilled over into violence towards the Latins, and after entering the city's Latin quarter a mob of his supporters began attacking the inhabitants.[12]
Many had anticipated the events and escaped by sea.[3] However, Cardinal John, the papal legate, was beheaded and his head was dragged through the streets at the tail of a dog.[3]
A few years later, Andronikos I was deposed, handed over to a mob, tortured, and summarily executed in the Hippodrome by Latin soldiers.)

I thinks it’s important to know Belisarius and the sack of Naples happened in 536 and at that time Constantinople was more Latin than Greek; it was not until around 610 to 641 when the Emperor Heraclius made Greek the official language.
(Belissarius may be the bearded man on Emperor's Justinian's right; Maximianus is written in Latin characters/Mosaic, Church of San Vitale, Ravenna Italy)

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A far as atrocities go just tell me who wasn’t cruel in the Middle Ages, and one can hardly say the Greeks were the worst. Catholics in particular have no right to say this as they were notoriously cruel.

The Book by Ernle Bradford called “The Great Betrayal: The Story of the Fourth Crusade” is uncommonly more sympathetic towards the Greeks. Niketas Choniates actually lived through that period and partly blamed the idle rich who took no interest in what was happening, who only enjoyed their lavish lifestyles; nevertheless he claims the Ottomans never showed such utter disrespect towards the Byzantines as the Catholics did:
“O City of Byzantium(free download)
Reflections on the Sack of Constantinople in 1204 and Lesser-Known Byzantine Atrocities
Incidentally, another terrible massacre by the Catholic Christians which I find very hard to stomach is the Conquest of the Inca