Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

When Mass Murder Is an Intimate Affair

January 29, 2018 Smithsonian

Omer Bartov joins Smithsonian.com to discuss his new book "Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz." "The story of Buczacz is the story of genocide as it unfolded in one town, but also the larger story of how such mass atrocities can transpire in communities the world over. 'You can take a society in which people had lived together for centuries, and that very proximity, that very relationship between neighbors can have a dynamic of violence and self-justification.'"

When Mass Murder Is an Intimate Affair (Omer Bartov featured) – Smithsonian