Plight and Fate of Children During and Following Genocide examines why and how children were mistreated during genocides in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Among the cases examined are the Australian Aboriginals, the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, the Mayans in Guatemala, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, and the genocide in Darfur. Two additional chapters examine the issues of sexual and gender-based violence against children and the phenomenon of child soldiers.
Following an introduction by Samuel Totten, the essays include: "Australia's Aboriginal Children"; "Hell is for Children"; "Children: The Most Vulnerable Victims of the Armenian Genocide"; "Children and the Holocaust"; "The Fate of Mentally and Physically Disabled Children in Nazi Germany"; "The Plight and Fate of Children vis-a-vis the Guatemalan Genocide"; "The Plight of Children During and Following the 1994 Rwandan Genocide"; "Darfur Genocide"; "Sexual and Gender-Based Violence against Children during Genocide"; and, "Child Soldiers." Contributors include: Colin Tatz, Henry C. Theriault, Asya Darbinyan, Rubina Peroomian, Jeffrey Blutinger, Amanda Grzyb, Elisa von Joeden-Forgey, Sara Demir, Hannibal Travis, and Samuel Totten.
The editor and several of the contributors have personally investigated and witnessed the aftermath of genocidal campaigns.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Samuel Totten
1 Australia's Aboriginal Children: Stolen or Saved? - Colin Tatz
2 Hell Is for Children: The Impact of Genocide on Young Armenians and the Consequences for the Target Group as a Whole - Henry C. Theriault
3 Children: The Most Vulnerable Victims of the Armenian Genocide - Asya Darbinyan and Rubina Peroomian
4 Children and the Holocaust - Jeffrey Blutinger
5 The Fate of Mentally and Physically Disabled Children in Nazi Germany - Jeffrey Blutinger
6 The Plight and Fate of Children vis-a-vis the Guatemalan Genocide - Samuel Totten
7 The Plight of Children during and following the1994 Rwandan Genocide - Amanda Grzyb
8 The Darfur Genocide: The Plight and Fate of the Black African Children - Samuel Totten
9 Sexual and Gender-Based Violence against Children during Genocide - Elisa von Joeden-Forgey
10 Child Soldiers: Children's Rights in the - Time of War and Genocide - Hannibal Travis and Sara Demir
List of Contributors