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Resisting Genocide

The Multiple Forms of Rescue

Publié le 23 juin 2011

Auteurs :Claire Andrieu And Jacques Semelin And Sarah Gensburger - Éd. : C Hurst & Co. Publishers

S'appuyant sur trois études de cas - le génocide des Arméniens, des Juifs et des Tutsi - ce livre constitue la première tentative comparative, multidisciplinaire et internationale pour faire de la résistance au génocide et de la pluralité des actes de sauvetage un objet de recherche.

Every genocide in history has been notable for the minority of brave individuals and groups who put their own lives at risk to rescue its would be victims. 
Based on three case studies - the genocides of the Armenians, the Jews and the Rwandese Tutsi - this book is the first international comparative and multidisciplinary attempt to make rescue an object of research, while breaking free of the notion of 'The Righteous Among the Nations'. The result is an exceptionally rich and disturbing volume. While it is impossible to distill or describe what makes an individual into a rescuer, acts of rescue reveal a historical fact: the existence of an informal, underground network of rescuers - however fragile - as soon as genocides get underway, and in every geographical and social context.

Sarah Gensburger est chargée de recherche au CNRS et membre de l'ISP/CNRS/Université Paris Ouest.

Mis à jour le 23 juin 2011