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Genocide on the Drina River$
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Edina Bećirević

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300192582

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300192582.001.0001

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The Eighth Stage of Genocide—Denial

The Eighth Stage of Genocide—Denial

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Genocide on the Drina River

Edina Bećirević

Yale University Press

This chapter examines how various forms of genocide denial, guilt evasion, and different experiences of guilt contribute to narratives about wartime events that sometimes revise history so significantly as to enable and encourage future violence or genocide. The question of why a handful of Serbs chose to act as saviors to Bosnian Muslims during the war is also explored – along with how emotional ego development is linked to such choices – as well as why so many more people choose to be bystanders in conflict, employing indifference as a mechanism of denial. The chapter further analyzes the bystander behavior of international community actors, who similarly employed a kind of indifference, or even ignorance, regarding events in Bosnia in order to plausibly deny responsibilities to engage or intervene.

Keywords:   Genocide Denial, Guilt Evasion, Saviors, Bystanders, Emotional Ego Development, International Community

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