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Genocide is organised and planned violence against national, ethnic, racial or religious groups to destroy that community. It is among the gravest crimes imaginable – murder on an industrial scale.
It combines the words genos, the Greek word for race or tribe, with the Latin word cide (“to kill”) as suffix.
In 1948, the United Nations proclaimed genocide to be an international crime. The term has since been used to express the horrific acts of violence committed worldwide, especially during the Bangladeshi war for independence in 1971 and conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and the African country of Rwanda in the 1990s and Bosnia.
Genocide is a crime against humanity, made even worse by the motivation behind it – the clear intention to wipe out an entire group of people. It must end.