Amazon Region Bibliography

Acknowledgements to Survival International


The Tupi-kawahyb people

Akuntsu people

Ukarangma people


  • “Nukak Tribe: ‘We are being wiped out’”


Early Twentieth-Century Amazon

  • The Devil and Mr. Casement: One Man’s Battle for Human Rights in South America’s Heart of Darkness, by Jordan Goodman (New York, 2010).


News stories


Ancient Genocides Bibliography

Classical Sparta

i) Ben Kiernan, “Sparta,” in Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Macmillan, 2005, v. II, pp. 986-88

The Roman Destruction of Carthage, 146 B.C.

i) Ben Kiernan, “The First Genocide: Carthage, 146 BC,” Diogenes 203, 2004 pp. 27-39.

ii) “Le premier génocide: Carthage 146 A.C.,”  par Ben Kiernan, Diogène, n. 203, juillet-septembre 2003: 32-48.

iii) “El Primer genocidio: Cartago (146 A.C.)” por Ben Kiernan, Diogènes, 20 de mayo, 2005

Armenian Genocide Bibliography

Akçam, Taner. The Young Turks’ Crime against Humanity: the Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2012. 

Chalk, Frank, and Kurt Jonassohn. History and Sociology of Genocide: Analyses and Case Studies, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1990.

Dadrian, Vahakn N. History of the Armenian Genocide: Ethnic Conflict from the Balkans to Anatolia to the Caucasus, New York, Berghahn Books, 2003. 

Gellately, Robert, and Ben Kiernan. The Specter of Genocide: Mass Murder in Historical Perspective, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Hovannisian, Richard G., ed. Looking backward, moving forward : confronting the Armenian Genocide, New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 2003. 

Jonassohn, Kurt, and Karin Bjornson. Genocide and Gross Human Rights Violations in Comparative Perspective, New Brunswick, Transaction, 1998.

Ben Kiernan, Blood and Soil, Yale University Press, 2007, ch. 10.

Melson, Robert. Revolution and Genocide: On the Origins of the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust. University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Suny, Ronald Grigor, Fatma Müge Goçek, and Norman Naimark, eds.  A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire, New York, Oxford University Press, 2011. 

Totten, S., and Parsons, W., eds. Centuries of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts, New York, Routledge, fifth edition, 2012. 

Cambodian Genocide Bibliography


Books by CGP Authors


  • Khieu Samphan, Cambodia’s Recent History and the Reasons Behind the Decisions I Made (Prowatttisat kampuchea thmey thmey nih ning koul chomhor rebos khnyom cia bontor bontoap, Phnom Penh, Ponleu Khmer, 2004), reviewed by Ben Kiernan, The Long Term View 6:3, 2005, 32-36)
  • Pol Pot, by Philip Short, review in Times Higher Education Supplement, February 25, 2005.

CGP Articles, Papers and Reports

Translations by the CGP

Other Readings


1950s ID card for ethnic Vietnamese residents of Cambodia

Ben Kiernan, ‘Behind the Peace Agreement in Cambodia’ (1992)

Colonial Genocides Bibliography

  • Raymond Evans, A History of Queensland (Melbourne, Cambridge UP, 2007), esp. pp.  52-56, 92-98, 135-38.
  • Raymond Evans, ” ‘Plenty Shoot ‘Em’: The Destruction of Aboriginal Societies along the Queensland Frontier,” in A. Dirk Moses, ed., Genocide and Settler Society (New York, Berghahn Books, 2004), pp. 150-73.
  • Alison Palmer, Colonial Genocide, Adelaide, Crawford, 2000.
  • Henry Reynolds, An Indelible Stain ? The Question of Genocide in Australia’s History, Melbourne, Penguin, 2001.
  • Tony Barta, “Relations of Genocide: Land and Livesin the Colonization of Australia,” in Genocide and the Modern Age: Etiology and Case Studies of Mass Death, Isidor Wallimann and Michael N. Dobkowski, eds., Westport,Conn., Greenwood Press, 1987, pp. 237-51.
  • Genocide and Settler Society: Frontier Violence and Stolen Indigenous Children in Australian History, edited by A. Dirk Moses
  • “An Antipodean Genocide ?” by A. Dirk Moses (J. of Genocide Research, March 2000)
  • ‘Genocide’? Australian Aboriginal History in international perspective, edited by Ann Curthoys and John Docker, Volume 25 of Aboriginal History, 2001.
Comparative Colonial Genocides
German Southwest Africa
  • Genocide does not lapse – German MP
(Sept. 2006)
  • Benjamin Madley, “From Africa to Auschwitz” (European History Quarterly, 35:3 (2005), pp. 429-64)
  • Genocide and Literature: The Herero-/Nama-Uprising in German colonial literature, by Jörg Wassink, M.A. (2004)
Extermination in Texas: A Preliminary Bibliography
  • Gary Clayton Anderson, The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, 1820-1875, Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 2005.
  • Thomas A. Britten, People of Wind and Lightning: A History of the Lipan Apaches, University of New Mexico Press, 2008.
  • William Chebahtah and Nancy M. Minor, Chevato: The Story of the Apache Warrior who Captured Herman Lehmann, University of Nebraska Press, 2007. (The first chapters deal with a war of extermination against the Lipan Apaches in Mexico.)
  • Lipan Apaches Tribal website
  • Jacqueline Fear-Segal, White Man’s Club: Schools, Race, and the Struggle of Indian Acculturation, Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 2007.
  • Kelly F. Himmel, The Conquest of the Karankawas and the Tonkawas, 1821-1859, College Station, Texas A&M University Press,  1999.
  • Ben Kiernan, “Extermination in Texas,” in Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2007, pp. 334-49.
  • Enrique Gilbert-Michael Maestas, Anthropological Report on the Cúelcahén Ndé: Lipan Apache of Texas (co-edited by Daniel Castro Romero, Jr., M.S.W.), 2004, 471 pp.
  • Daniel Castro Romero, Jr., M.S.W., Cúelcahén Ndé: The Castro’s of the Lipan Apache Band of Texas, 2004, 62 pp.
  • Margo Tamez, Returning Lipan Apache women’s laws, lands, & power in El Calaboz Rancheria, Texas-Mexico border, Ph.D., WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, 2010, 686p 

East Timor Bibliography

Other East Timor Project Publications

Recommended Further Reading

  • Yale Law School Project Representing Children Worldwide/Timor-Leste
  • Laura Meitzner Yoder, Adat: Community Life in the Oecusse Enclave
  • Carmel Budiardjo and Liem Soei Liong, The War Against East Timor, London, Zed, 1984.
  • Burr, William, and Michael L. Evans, eds. East Timor Revisited: Ford, Kissinger and the Indonesian Invasion, 1975-76, National Security Archive, Washington, D.C., 2001.
  • Peter Carey, historical introduction to Generations of Resistance: East Timor, with photographs by Steve Cox, London, Cassell, 1995.
  • Peter Carey, “Third-World Colonialism, the Geração Foun, and the Birth of a New Nation: Indonesia through East Timorese Eyes, 1975-99,” Indonesia 76 (Oct. 2003), 23-67.
  • Peter Carey, “East Timor under Indonesian Occupation, 1975-99,” in Handbook on Terrorism and Insurgency, ed. Andrew Tan. Malvern, 2006.
  • James Dunn, Timor: A People Betrayed, Milton, Qld., Jacaranda, 1983.
  • Helen M. Hill, Stirrings of Nationalism in East Timor: Fretilin 1974-1978, Sydney, Otford, 2002.
  • Jill Jolliffe, East Timor: Nationalism and Colonialism, St. Lucia, University of Queensland Press, 1978.
  • Arnold S. Kohen, From the Place of the Dead: The Epic Struggles of Bishop Belo of East Timor, New York, St. Martin’s Griffin, 1999.
  • John G. Taylor, East Timor: The Price of Freedom, London, Zed, 1999
  • Bitter Flowers, Sweet Flowers: East Timor, Indonesia, and the World Community
  • East Timor’s Political Parties, a guide by Pat Walsh (2001)
  • Gendercide Watch: Case Study on East Timor
  • Human Rights Watch: April 1999 Report on Indonesia and the Militias Tribunal Documentation
  • Tapol report, East Timor under the Indonesian Jackboot
  • East Timor’s Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation (CAVR)
  • UC Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center, “East Timor and Indonesia” tribunal documents
  • David Cohen’s report to the ICTJ on the Jakarta trials
  • “What of Truth Commission for East Timor?” (Jakarta Post, Jan. 10, 2005)
  • ICTJ 2008 Report on the Commission of Truth and Friendship


  • The Yale East Timor Project


  • Annual Report 2001
  • Reports 2002-2004


  • ‘Life After Genocide’ (Yale Alumni Magazine, Nov.-Dec. 2003)
  • Bishop Paul Moore, Jr.
  • ‘East Timor: Indonesia’s Actions ‘Genocide,’ says expert’
  • “Situation in East Timor a Tragedy” (Yale Daily News, Nov. 18, 1999)
  • “Experts Discuss East Timor” (Yale Daily News, March 7, 1997)
  • “Reporter Charges U.S. Officials with ‘Genocide’ Support” (Yale Daily News, Oct. 31, 1995)

Guatemala Bibliography

Truth Commission (CEH) Report, Guatemala: Memory of Silence

Quiet Genocide: Guatemala 1981-1983, edited by Etelle Higonnet. Translations reviewed by Marcie Mersky (Transaction, Piscataway, NJ, 2008)

Guatemala genocide case in Spain

Ben Kiernan, “Wall of Silence: The Field of Genocide Studies and the Guatemalan Genocide,” in Nik Brandal and Dag Einar Thorsen (eds.), Den dannede opprører. Bernt Hagtvet (The Refined Rebel: Bernt Hagtvet), Oslo, Dreyer, 2016, pp. 169-98.


Millions of pages of Guatemala police archive released digitally

Holocaust Bibliography

Recent Publications by Dori Laub

“Kann die Psychoanalyse dazu beitragen, den Volkermord historisch besser zu verstehen?” (“Can Psychoanalysts Enhance Historical Understanding of Genocide”), Psyche-Z. Psychoanal 57, 2003.

“Erinnerungsprozesse bei Uberlebenden und Tatern” in Das Vermachtnis annehmen-Kulturelle und biographische Zugange zum Holocaust-Beitrage aus den USA und Deutschland. Edited by Brigitta Huhnke und Bjorn Krondorfer (Hg.), published by Psychosozial-Verlag, 2002, pp 251-273

Dori Laub and Susanna Lee
“Thanatos and Massive Psychic Trauma,” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, No. 2, 2003

“September 11, 2001- ‘An Event Without a Voice’,” in Trauma at Home, Judith Greenberg, ed., Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press.

Dori Laub, “The Rwanda Genocide- A kaleidoscope of discourses heard from a psychoanalytic perspective,” Psyche - Z Psychoanal 59 (Beiheft 2005), 106-124.
Rael D. Strous, M.D., Mordechai Weiss, M.D., Irit Felsen, Ph.D., Boris Finkel, M.D., Yuval Melamed, M.D., Avraham Bleich, M.D., Moshe Kotler, M.D., Dori Laub, M.D.,
“Video Testimony of Long-Term Hospitalized Psychiatrically Ill Holocaust Survivors,” American Journal of Psychiatry 162:12, pp. 2287-2294, December 2005. 
Dori Laub, “From Speechlessness to Narrative: The Cases of Holocaust Historians and of Psychiatrically Hospitalized Survivors,”Literature and Medicine 24:2 (Fall 2005), pp. 253-265.

Dori Laub, M.D., “Traumatic Shutdown of Narrative and Symbolization:  A Death Instinct Derivative”, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Vol. 41, No. 2 (April 2005), pp. 307-326.
Dori Laub, M.D., “Life in the Wake of Massive Psychic Trauma:  the Return of the Repressed or a Deconstruction of Internal Object Representations ?,” Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2004.

Baruch Grenwald, M.S.W., Dori Laub, M.D., Oshrit Ben-Ari, M.S.W., Rael Strous, M.D. “Psychiatry, Testimony, and Shoah:  Reconstructing the Narratives of the Muted,” in Social Work in Health Care:  The Journal Adopted by the Society for Work Leadership in Health Care, Volume 43 Issue 2/3 (8/29/06)
Dori Laub, M.D., Book Review “The Era of Witness” (2007) Journal of Genocide Research 9: 3, 475-512

Dori Laub, “On Holocaust Testimony and Its ‘Reception’ within Its Own Frame, as a Process in Its Own Right: A Response to ‘Between History and Psychoanalysis’ by Thomas Trezise,”History & Memory 21:1 (Spring/Summer 2009), 127-50.

Dori Laub. “Commentary on “Fragmented Testament: Letters Written by World War II Resisters Before Their Execution” by Anne Griffin and Jay Lefer”, The Journal of American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, Vol. 38, nr. 2, 2010, pp. 285-290.

Dori Laub and Federico Finchelstein .“Memory and History from the Past to Future: A Dialogue with Dori Laub on Trauma and Testimony. In Gutman, Y., Brown, A. D. & Sodaro, A. (Eds.).Memory and the Future: Transnational Politics, Ethics and Society. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2010.

Dori Laub and Johanna Bodenstab, “Forced and Slave Labour in the Context of the Jewish Holocaust Experience,” and “Twenty-five Years Later: Revisiting Testimonies of Holocaust Survivors,” in Hitler’s Slaves: Life Stories of Forced Labourers in Nazi-Occupied Europe. Edited by Alexander von Plato, Almut Leh, and Christoph Thonfeld. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010, pp. 364–374 and 426-440.

Dori Laub, Presentations 2005-2011 [Word Document]

Publications by Dr. Johanna Bodenstab

Getarnte Taeter” (Perpetrators in Camouflage) in:Widersprueche. Zeitschrift fuer sozialistische Politik im Bildungs-, Gesundheits- und Sozialbereich. Heft 81, September 2001, pp. 49-66.

Under Siege: A Mother-Daughter Relationship Survives the Holocaust,” Psychoanalytic Inquiry 24/5, 2004 (Analytic Press), pp. 731-751.

Publication by Dori Laub and Johanna Bodenstab

Book Review: “Psychoanalysis and Trauma,” in Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Vol. 55, No. 1, 2007,  pp. 335-346.

Indonesia Bibliography

Documenting Violence in Indonesia

1. Early Indonesian Nationalism: 
- Frank Dhont, Nationalisme Baru Intelektual 
Indonesia Tahun 1920-An 
(Gadjah Mada University 
Press, 2005) 
- “Pandangan Kaum Intelektual Nasionalis 
Indonesia Muda Akhir 1920-An Terhadap Demokrasi,
Politik Lokal Dan Otonomi.” Oleh: Frank Dhont

2. Forced Labour under Japanese Occupation: Frank Dhont,“Kesaksian kami: Romusha yang masih tersisa”

3. Andi Achdian, comp., Bibliography on Violence in Indonesia,1965-66

4. Ben Kiernan, “War, Genocide and Resistance in East Timor, 1975-1999” ; dalam Bahasa Indonesia: (“Perang, Genosida dan Gerakan Perlawanan di Timor-Timur, 1975-1999: Sebuah refleksi perbandingan dengan Kamboja”)

5. Papua, 1964-2006

6. Pelitahan Database HAM

7. Pelatihan Dokumentasi Genocide dan Database dengan Microsoft Access

Other Bibliography

Papua Bibliography

  • West Papua: The Obliteration of a People
 Carmel Budiardjo & Liem Soei Liong, TAPOL
London, 1988, third edition (revised), 142pp.
  • Carmel Budiardjo, “West Papua: Land of Peace or Killing Field”
  • Paradise Betrayed: West Papua’s Struggle for Independence, by John Martinkus, Quarterly Essay, no. 7, 2002, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-83.
  • Indonesia’s Secret War: The Guerrilla Struggle in Irian Jaya, by Robin Osborne, Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • West Papua and Indonesia since Suharto, by Peter King, Sydney, University of NSW Press, 2004.
  • Australia West Papua Association
  • Survival International: 44 Papuan uncontacted tribes threatened with extinction
  • Reluctant Indonesians: Australia, Indonesia and the Future of West Papua, by Clinton Fernandes (Melbourne, 2007)

Rwandan Genocide Bibliography

Sudan Bibliography

Ben Kiernan, “Letting Sudan Get Away with Murder,” YaleGlobal, February 4, 2005.

French translation: « Donner au Soudan un blancseing pour commetre ses meutres » YaleGlobal, le 4 février 2005. Traduit de l’anglais par Eugénie Iseman.

Yugoslavia (Former) Bibliography

  • Jasmina Besirevic-Regan, Ethnic Cleansing in Banja Luka: National Homogenization, Political Repression, and the Emergence of a Bosnian Muslim Refugee Community, Yale University, Department of Sociology, PhD dissertation, March 2004.
  • Patrick Ball, Ewa Tabeau and Philip Verwimp, Bosnia’s Book of the Dead, Households in Conflict Network, Research Design Note 5, 17 June 2007.