World 'must learn from Holocaust'
Here is the BBC's story:
The United Nations was created 60 years after the world acknowledged that the Nazi ideology has led to the mass slaughtering of 6,000,000 people. The 1948's UN Human Rights declaration was intended to prevent the recurrence of the horrors of the holocaust.
60 years later, the world has experienced at least 2 more genocides:
The Khmer Rouge killed 1,700,000 people in Cambodia from 1975 until 1978 (20% of population?)
In 1994: The Rwanda genocide's death toll was 800,000 dead (more than 10% of population), most of all were Tutsis (ethnical minority) killed by Hutus (ethnical majority).
From all these events, we may learn that:
--> Ideologies (ultra-Maoism, Nazism)
--> Racism (anti-semitism, anti-Tutsi)
--> Colonialism (ethnicity I.D. cards in Rwanda)
... have all contributed to make these crimes become reality.
Against ideological propaganda, racist behaviors and colonialist tendencies, we may stop genocides through:
--> promoting dialogue between communities and nations (to uproot ideological misconceptions)
--> promoting education through better higher school enrollment and a free press (to uproot ignorance of human diversity leading to racism).
--> promoting cultural diversity (to uproot the misconception of a "leading civilization" vs. "savages").
--> As a last resort, sending an international military force to stop a genocide.
Other reports on the same issue:
ABC Online, Australia:
Los Angeles Times (subscription), CA
New York Times:
The Globe and Mail, Canada:
The Times, UK: