Which is the UN definition of genocide? Genocide is the attempt to wipe out an entire group of people based on ethnicity. Genocide is the criminal intent to destroy or to cripple permanently a human group. Genocide is the killing of a group of people based on race, religion, or ethnicity. Genocide is the intentional destruction of a group of people.

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The Gorgon were three mythical sisters, originally beautiful priestesses serving the goddess of wisdom and war, Athena. After the only mortal among them, Medusa, was raped by Poseidon, they vented their anger by torturing men passing Athena’s temple. Outraged by such transgressions, Athena turned the sisters into hideous creatures whose image of “Hate, Violence, and Onslaught … chills the blood.”1 Ever since, the sight of the Gorgon has turned men to stone. Similarly, some have observed, the imagination and will of scholars freezes when they regard the Holocaust. Such is its enormity that conventional categories of analysis fail to apply, and conceptual activity is paralyzed.Judging by the comparative paucity of publications on colonial genocide, the metaphor of the “Gorgon effect” is equally relevant to this field of inquiry, although it is perhaps less a matter of awed passivity than willful blindness.Consider this observation by a European historian of the Holocaust: I think there may have also been a widely-held unspoken assumption that the mass of killing of African or American peoples was a distant. hope i help you 

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