Biafra

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Biafra By: Phillip Brown Mr. Bill Maher History-114 Biafra: A People Betrayed by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. explains the end of the short-lived Republic of Biafra. In the article the Biafrans were portrayed as people fighting for their survival and in complete awe and knowledge of what was about to happen to them, Genocide. Complete and utter genocide, although it never came, neither did the peace, freedom, and first world life that it tried to achieve. …

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…being born….” Vonnegut emphasizes the fact that that “It’s hard to prove genocide. If some Biafrans survive, then Genocide hasn’t been committed. If no Biafrans survive, who will complain?” This statement by Leonard Hall, of the Manchester Guardian, summarizes the entire situation. Leonard also described what was happening as the same thing that happened in Nazi Germany to the Jew in the Warsaw ghetto. How do you punish collective guilt? You don’t.