Locating Genocide in the Human Past

Donald Bloxham

in The Final Solution

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780199550333
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191701535 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Histories

Locating Genocide in the Human Past

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Studying the underlying motivations and concepts associated with the Holocaust emphasized the reinforcement of national identities and the formation of narratives specifically on the Second World War. As the Nuremberg trials strengthen the nation-state view of minorities and some of the managers’ priorities in the international system, Nuremberg’s main goal was to ban aggressive war which greatly weakened international relations. Generally, removing the minority groups is supposed to be viewed as an attempt to get rid of possible factors that may promote future destabilization. The genocide brought about by Nazi Germany was an attempt to reform identity and re-establish sovereignty and stability. This concluding chapter focuses on the impacts and the supposed impacts of genocide attempts and their significance in the human past.

Keywords: national identities; narratives; international system; international relations; genocide; minorities

Chapter.  11472 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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