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Genocide is killing of an ethnic group. In Guatemala during the early 1980s the entire Mayan Ixil tribe was designated by Efraín Ríos Montt Wp→, the Guatemalan dictator, as a military target based on their support of leftist guerrillas.[1]

The Holocaust

The Holocaust committed by the Nazis on the Jews is the archetypical instance.


  1. "In Testimony, Guatemalans Give Account of Suffering" article by Elisabeth Malkin in The New York Times April 14, 2013