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Alexandre Kimenyi on Genocide Education

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Title

Alexandre Kimenyi on Genocide Education

Subject

Genocide -- Study and teaching.

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Alexandre Kimenyi a professor at California State University, Sacramento. This video was originally produced by Media Entertainment, Inc., for the 2000 documentary The Genocide Factor.

Creator

Media Entertainment, Inc.

Source

Genocide Factor Collection, Oral History Program, Tampa Library,
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Publisher

Tampa, Fla. : University of South Florida Tampa Library.

Date

1999-09-16

Contributor

Kimenyi, Alexandre

Relation

G36-00036
Tape number: 4076C

Format

video / mp4

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Mallory, Sue

Interviewee

Kimenyi, Alexandre

Location

California State University

Transcription

I think people should be educated about this phenomenon, that indeed evil can strike anytime. So there have to be some measures for prevention. The first step would be, for instance, to start putting courses in the college curriculum or high school curriculum. Courses on genocide should be introduced. Right now, for instance, I’ve introduced a new course I’ve been teaching for the second time, called Genocide and Holocaust Studies. So at least people know that indeed genocide is a reality; it’s something that can happen anytime. Number two, I think that the UN should have an intervention force which has been trained to stop genocides wherever they happen. Once the force exists, it will be possible indeed to prevent genocides if they occur in any part of the Earth, because the people will be prepared and the UN Security Council will not spend too much time debating whether a genocide is taking place and which troops to send. So there should be a force created specifically to prevent these types of cases whenever a case of genocide takes place, so the UN should send those troops immediately.

I think now we live in a global community. The UN was initially created to deal with world problems, because the United Nations understood that there is an international community, but all of us are human beings. If there’s a massacre somewhere or there’s a genocide somewhere, it’s going to be a threat to humanity. So you can see that indeed genocide is like a virus. If it happens someplace else, it can spread to other places as well. So you’re right, indeed I think that one of the responsibilities of the UN should be to create the police force I’m talking about.

Original Format

Beta tape

Duration

2:59

Citation

Media Entertainment, Inc., “Alexandre Kimenyi on Genocide Education,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed December 14, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/574.