The Bosnian Genocide

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The term genocide was created by Raphael Lemkin as a means of describing the oppression inflected on the Jews during the Holocaust. He used the ancient Greek word genos (race, tribe) and the Latin word cide (killing), together they formed the word genocide. The Bosnian genocide, also known as a gendercide, was the second worst act of heinous crimes after what the Nazis had done to the Jews, which is known as the Holocaust. The Bosnian genocide was a horrific event in history that caused the death of about 100,000 people based on their gender, religion, and ethnicity. The Republic of Yugoslavia was established in 1945 at the end of World War II. It consisted of Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, and Macedonia. Throughout the 1980’s
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