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short biographies and background notes on heroes and killers of the 20th century

Heroes of the 20th Century

A list of heroes of the 20th Century.

reflections on heroes

Killers of the 20th Century

A list of killers of the 20th Century.

reflections on killers

latest additions and updates

  • Radovan Karadzic Radovan Karadzic - Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Short biography and background note on Radovan Karadzic. Updated 27 August 2014 to note that the charge of genocide brought against Karadzic that was dropped in 2012 was reinstated on appeal in July 2013.

  • Efraín Ríos Montt Efraín Ríos Montt - Guatemala

    A short biography and background note on Efraín Ríos Montt. Updated 10 August 2014 with new image of Ríos Montt sourced from Wikimedia Commons.

  • Elie Hobeika Elie Hobeika - Lebanon

    A short biography and background note on Elie Hobeika. Updated 10 August 2014 with new image of Elie Hobeika sourced from Wikimedia Commons.

  • Raoul Wallenberg Raoul Wallenberg - Sweden, Hungary

    A short biography and background note on Raoul Wallenberg. Updated 29 July 2014 to mention the influence of his grandfather, to note that Wallenberg was declared the first ever honorary citizen of Australia in May 2013, and to provide a link to a ABC Radio National program on Wallenberg.