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‘Numbers games’ and ‘holocausts’ at Jasenovac and Bleiburg
David Bruce MacDonald

2441Chapter6 16/10/02 8:05 am Page 160 6 Comparing genocides: ‘numbers games’ and ‘holocausts’ at Jasenovac and Bleiburg What will our children say about us when they read about the Balkan Holocaust in their history books? (Stjepan Meštrović et al., The Road from Paradise) Chapter 5 outlined some of the principal myths of victimisation and persecution stemming from the wartime activities of the Serbs and Croats. By invoking images of historic genocide and persecution, both sides portrayed their actions in the 1990s as defensive only – a reaction to

in Balkan holocausts?
Ideology, physical destruction, and memory
Rémi Korman

9 The Tutsi body in the 1994 genocide: ideology, physical destruction, and memory Rémi Korman Since 1994, bodies have been at the centre of the memorialization of the Tutsi genocide. For, in addition to constituting evidence in the context of forensic investigations, they are publicly exhibited in memorials to the genocide. The display of bodies aims principally to remind visitors of the historical facts of the genocide: not only the sites of massacres, but also the form these took. Far from being an incidental detail, the methods employed by the killers are an

in Destruction and human remains
Yehonatan Alsheh

1 The biopolitics of corpses of mass violence and genocide Yehonatan Alsheh Introduction For the past four decades, students of biopolitics have been probing why the spectacular growth in the application of technologies and policies that aim at the optimization of human life has been articu­lated with a parallel proliferation of human death. Various studies have been suggesting many objects or sites that are arguably highly symptomatic of the issue at hand – a privileged epitome of the biopolitical quandary. The most famous of these is the camp that Giorgio

in Human remains and mass violence
Timothy Longman

journalists and opposition politicians and violent attacks against Tutsi. In January 1993, both Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) participated in a ten-member panel of international experts that investigated human rights abuses in Rwanda and published a devastating report that linked the government to all recent cases of anti-Tutsi ethnic violence and considered, given their nature, whether they might constitute genocide, though they suggested that the numbers killed might not reach the threshold to be labelled genocide

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Bacal Edward April 2018 4 4 1 1 25 25 40 40 10.7227/HRV.4.1.3 HRV.4.1.3.xml Displaying dead bodies: bones and human biomatter post-genocide Auchter Jessica April 2018 4 4 1 1 41 41 55 55 10.7227/HRV.4.1.4 HRV.4.1.4.xml Bone memory: the necrogeography of the Armenian Genocide in Dayr al-Zur, Syria

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╪Eichab Hans October 2018 4 4 2 2 45 45 66 66 4 10.7227/HRV.4.2.4 The homecoming of Ovaherero and Nama skulls Overriding politics and injustices Shigwedha Vilho Amukwaya October 2018 4 4 2 2 67 67 89 89 5 10.7227/HRV.4.2.5 Human remains of Ovaherero and Nama Transnational dynamics in post-genocidal restitutions Pape Elise

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Jarvis Helen October 2015 1 1 2 2 36 36 55 55 10.7227/HRV.1.2.5 Mobilising the dead? The place of bones and corpses in the commemoration of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda Korman Rémi October 2015 1 1 2 2 56 56 70 70 10.7227/HRV.1.2.6 Traces, bones, desert: the extermination of the Armenians through the photographers eye Kunth Anouche

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Performing Humanitarianism in Eastern DRC James Myfanwy 01 05 2020 08 12 2020 2 2 2 2 31 31 39 39 41 10.7227/JHA.041 Twenty Years after Leave None to Tell the Story , What Do We Now Know about the Genocide of the Tutsi In Rwanda? Longman Timothy 01 05 2020 08 12 2020 2 2 2 2 40 40 47 47 42 10.7227/JHA.042 Report/Analysis Humanitarian Field Practices in the Context of the Syrian Conflict from 2011 to 2018 Khaldi Hakim

Elyse Semerdjian

This article discusses how Armenians have collected, displayed and exchanged the bones of their murdered ancestors in formal and informal ceremonies of remembrance in Dayr al-Zur, Syria – the final destination for hundreds of thousands of Armenians during the deportations of 1915. These pilgrimages – replete with overlapping secular and nationalist motifs – are a modern variant of historical pilgrimage practices; yet these bones are more than relics. Bone rituals, displays and vernacular memorials are enacted in spaces of memory that lie outside of official state memorials, making unmarked sites of atrocity more legible. Vernacular memorial practices are of particular interest as we consider new archives for the history of the Armenian Genocide. The rehabilitation of this historical site into public consciousness is particularly urgent, since the Armenian Genocide Memorial Museum and Martyr’s Church at the centre of the pilgrimage site were both destroyed by ISIS (Islamic State in Syria) in 2014.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Rémi Korman

Representations of Rwanda have been shaped by the display of bodies and bones at Tutsi genocide memorial sites. This phenomenon is most often only studied from the perspective of moral dimensions. This article aims in contrast to cover the issues related to the treatment of human remains in Rwanda for commemorative purposes from a historical perspective. To this end, it is based on the archives of the commissions in charge of genocide memory in Rwanda, as well as interviews with key memorial actors. This study shows the evolution of memorial practices since 1994 and the hypermateriality of bodies in their use as symbols, as well as their demobilisation for the purposes of reconciliation policies.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal