Biopolitical Destruction: The irrevocable consequences of genocide within 20th century. Another look on Raphael Lemkin´s concept of modern genocide As a scholar of genocide within 20th century, its aims, measures, and techniques, in general, and the mass murder of the Armenian people as organised by the Ottoman state during the First World War ('Armenocide') especially, I will try to give me best and work out a specific, and ´modern´, aspect according to the basic concept Raphael Lemkin (1901-1959) taught us when defining central features of the most destructive human event -both an outstanding crime against humanity and civilisation- named genocide: the a-priori planned physical destruction of an entire people or ethnic (and sometimes religious) group with its irrevocable consequences over several generations - a sort of extreme and anti-human(istic) dystopia [utopia in the very negative]. This very aspect was, in quite a cynical way, expressed in the well-know rhetorical question Herr Hitler worked out (August 22th, 1939) when adjuring his leading military commanders to attac Poland (as at first planned Aug. 25th, 1939): 'Who the fuck´s still talking ´bout the annihilation of Ottoman Armenians ?' [...]
Richard Albrecht ist Sozialwissenschaftler (Dr.phil.; Dr.rer.pol.habil.), Sozialpsychologe, Autor und Ed. von rechtskultur.de.
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