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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 12 April 2016 to report on the verdict of International Criminal Tribunal investigating Karadzic. Karadzic is found guilty on 10 out of 11 charges and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

  • Kim Il Sung Kim Il Sung - North Korea

    A short biography and background note on Kim Il Sung. Includes information on Kim Jong Il. Updated 19 February 2016 to include information about and from a United Nations Commission of Inquiry on human rights in North Korea.

  • Théoneste Bagosora Théoneste Bagosora - Rwanda

    A short biography and background note on Théoneste Bagosora. Updated 7 January 2016 to report the closure of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on 31 December 2015.

  • Rosa Parks Rosa Parks - United States

    A short biography and background note on Rosa Parks. Updated 7 January 2016 to update information about Parks' dispute with a Montgomery bus driver in November 1943.