Modern-day genocide. The past repeats itself. History of the word “Genocide”. In 1944, a Polish-Jewish lawyer named Raphael Lemkin coined the term genocide. He took the Greek word “geno” (race or tribe) and combined it with the Latin word “cide”, which means killing.
The past repeats itself
Genocide is defined as any of the following acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethical, racial or religious group, as such:
Srebrenica Massacre in Bosnia (http://koz.vianet.ca/boshis112.htm)
Words without deeds violates the moral and legal obligation we have under the genocide convention but, more importantly, violates our sense of right and wrong and the standards we have as human beings about looking to care for one another. -Jon Corzine