Title borrowed from the novel by Czech writer Jaroslav HASEK (1883-1923). Published in 4 tomes between 1921 and 1924, this absurd and satirical novel criticises military feat and the absurdity and carnage of wars. It features a Czech soldier with cretin enthusiasm during World War I.
The United Nations Genocide Convention (1948) defines genocide as “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.”
In memory of the mass killings of the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, the Cambodian genocide, the Bosnian genocide, the Kurdish genocide, the Darfur genocide, the Rwandan genocide, and the Yazidi genocide by Daesh, notably.
The Chibok tragedy.
More than two hundred Nigerian girls were abducted in Chibok on April 14th, 2014 by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram. Homage to these girls, their mothers, and their families.