The Nazi genocide of European Jews during World
War II in comparison to other cases of
20th-century mass violence in countries such as
Armenia, Cambodia, the former Yugoslavia, and
Rwanda. Nazi Germany serves as the principal case
study for discussion of the broader question: What
has made possible the organization and execution
of mass violence against specific ethnic and
religious groups in a wide variety of societies
around the world over the past century? Includes
examination of strategies for the prevention of
future incidents of mass ethnic violence.