16 February 2011
The 1947 legal definition by the UN incorporates several aspects of targeted oppression, such as "Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group" and "Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."
The popular definition is simpler: The wholesale killing of a people because of religion, race or ethnicity."
See Richard Handler’s discussion of Yale historian Timothy Synder’s book here.
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