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The word, as we know it, didn’t exist until 1944.

What is genocide?

The word, as we know it, didn’t exist until 1944.

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A Persecuted Minority in Burma

The Rohingya population has suffered mass atrocities—including crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing—and in December 2018 the Museum determined there was compelling evidence that genocide had been committed against the Rohingya.

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