Cultural genocide

Cultural genocide, or ethnocide, is the destruction of a group by annihilating their culture. Such measures aimed to interrupt the cultural reproduction of a people are an integral part of a genocidal plan, such as the forced policy of deculturation and Germanic reculturation of parts annexed by the Third Reich during the Second World War. The drafters of the 1948 Genocide Convention considered the use of the term, but eventually left it out of the final draft.

Marieke Zoodsma