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Stratocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of social class. Originally coined by Tomas Venclova. [1] In describing the Holodomor Russia Today Venclova defines: "Stratocide – elimination of a social class, from Latin ‘strat’ (stratum – layer, social layer, class) and ‘cide’ (oxido, occido – to vanish oft. reacting with air, to massacre)." [2]

Footnotes

  1. The Genocidal Temptation: Auschwitz, Hiroshima, Rwanda, and Beyond By Robert Seitz Frey Published by University Press of America, 2004 ISBN 0-7618-2743-9, ISBN 978-0-7618-2743-6
  2. http://russiatoday.com/features/news/33627
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