Tag Archives: genocide

Serbian President Apologizes For Srebrenica Massacre

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has offered an apology for his country’s role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of some 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys.  In a statement prepared for Bosnian state television, Nikolic said, “I kneel and ask for forgiveness for Serbia for the crime committed in Srebrenica.” But he added “genocide needs to be […]

Mapping hate speech to predict ethnic violence

In the months leading up to the Rwandan genocide of 1994, the radio station Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines blanketed the country with anti-Tutsi propaganda, inciting its Hutu listeners to “exterminate the cockroaches.” During the genocide, the station took on an even more active role, reading out lists of people to be killed and […]

Ratko Mladic: the full story of how the general evaded capture for so long

The men and women who helped hide Ratko Mladic through his many years as a fugitive saw him as a Serb hero. But just in case their loyalty should waver, they were presented with a gift: photographs of their children. The implication was clear: if we can shoot them with a camera, we can shoot them by […]

The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking

Thirteen years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave lavor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe. What they have found so far has shocked even scholars stepped in the history of the Holocaust. The researchers have […]