Religious Glossary - common terms used related to Religion
Genocide - Deliberate and systematic destruction of
a racial, political, or cultural group.
From the word genus (race) and (cide), killing. Coined by
Raphael Lemkin, a Russian Jewish jurist, in 1944, it refers
to the intentional, systematic murder of all of the people
in a targeted group. The 20th century is one of recurrent
genocide including the Armenians in World War I, the Jews
during World War II, and post-1945, genocides took place in
many areas including Cambodia, Rwanda, Guatemala and the former
Genocide has been defined as the deliberate killing of people
based on their ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, or
(sometimes) politics, as well as other deliberate action(s)
leading to the physical elimination of any of the above categories.