Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Definitive Definition of Genocide

Op-Ed Columnist - Holding On to Our Humanity - NYTimes.com:

“ ‘They said to us: ‘If you have a baby on your back, let us see it.’ The soldiers looked at the babies and if it was a boy, they killed it on the spot [by shooting him]. If it was a girl, they dropped or threw it on the ground. If the girl died, she died. If she didn’t die, the mothers were allowed to pick it up and keep it.’

The woman recalled that in that moment, the kind of throbbing moment when time is not just stopped but lost, when it ceases to have any meaning, her grandmother had a boy on her back. The grandmother refused to show the child to the soldiers, so both she and the boy were shot.”



http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/30/opinion/30herbert.html?ref=opinion
con·cept: The Definitive Definition of Genocide