Tuesday, October 08, 2013


The American what?

When we hear the word "holocaust", we typically think of the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II. This is also how Wikipedia defines the term "The Holocaust".

But there were other holocausts and other genocides, not only in far away countries but also right here in North America where I live, yet these are hardly mentioned. I am specifically referring to the holocaust of aboriginal people across the North American continent.

In the U.S. there are 36 museums commemorating the Nazi Holocaust. There are none commemorating the American Holocaust which killed millions of First Nations people....

Watch this documentary which talks about the American holocaust and makes some unexpected connections:


Related articles:
The U.S. Has a Holocaust Museum, But Why no American Indian Holocaust Museum?
At American Indian Museum, Shadows of a Holocaust
Were American Indians the Victims of Genocide?

For an in-depth resource on a holocaust of another sort, check out:
America's Black Holocaust Museum -- a virtual online museum focused on the themes of Remembrance, Resistance, Redemption, and Reconciliation.

American Black Holocaust Museum (now only online)

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