Genocide Memorial Day – London, UK

IHRC are pleased to announce its 12th annual Genocide Memorial Day.

Watch it on this page or from 1pm GMT on Sunday 17th January 2021. Please share this page.

The topic of this year’s event is Starting Genocide: Demonisation.

Demonisation forms part of the dehumanisation process, the third of a series of eight stages of genocide famously expounded by Gregory Stanton. Recent years have witnessed an increasing demonisation of ethnic, religious and other groups (for example, refugees) as identititarian and nativist politics have surged to the fore in societies the world over. Indeed, the politics of division has been normalised to the extent that it has become the lingua franca of mainstream political and media discourse.

From the USA to Europe to India and China politicians have exploited economic discontent and social prejudices to rise to power and impose their divisive agendas on society. These are some of the same tactics of exclusion and demonization that were used by the Rwandan government in the run up to the genocide in 1994 but the lessons of that atrocity appear to have been forgotten.

WHEN: Sunday, 17 January 2021
TIME: 1pm
WATCH: You can watch the videos on this page, our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.



Massoud Shadjareh – A Word from the IHRC Chairman

Prof. Ilan Pappe – The Genocide of Gaza Revisited

Prof. Yakov M. Rabkin – Nazi uses of science and medicine

Dr. Haim Bresheeth-Zabner– Marking the Other as the Enemy

Dr. Maung Zarni – Why is Myanmar committing a slow genocide against Rohingya people?

Imam Dawud Walid – The Maafa (African Holocaust) in America

Demir Mahmutcehajic– Bosnia and the Path to Genocide

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