Definition - What does Genocide mean?

Genocide is the act of attempting to systematically destroy members of a specific religious, national, ethnic, or racial group. This includes killing, causing serious bodily or mental harm to, sabotaging the group's ability to survive, intentionally making the group infertile, or relocating children of the group somewhere else under threat of force.

Justipedia explains Genocide

Genocides are often accompanied with the deaths of thousands or even millions of people. An example of a genocide that resulted in the deaths of millions of people was the attempt by the Nazis under Adolf Hitler in Germany. They wanted to eradicate the Jewish population from large sections of Europe. This genocide, along with other aggressive military action by Germany, brought along World War II. Genocides are among the most serious crimes that can be committe, and people who are convicted of genocide can face severe legal punishments.

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