Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe

  title={Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-Century Europe},
  author={Norman M. Naimark},
  journal={Ethics \& International Affairs},
  pages={215 - 219}
  • N. Naimark
  • Published 2001
  • History
  • Ethics & International Affairs
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