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Current Event October 24, 2014

The Word Genocide

Although the concept of genocide has been around for a long time, the word “genocide” is relatively new. A new documentary tells the story of a Polish man who coined the term in 1943, and then advocated for its widespread adoption and recognition. He possessed a strong sense of justice, and he felt determined that crimes related to genocide should be prosecuted. Listen to hear more about this inspirational man and the powerful documentary that tells his story.

World History II Civics/Government Race World War II

Story Length: 5:56

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National Public Radio

AIR DATE: 10/18/2014

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