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Primary sources

This page features a wide selection of written primary sources related to the 2014 Yazidi Genocide. These documents were produced by many parties, such as members of the Yazidi community, the Islamic State, and the United States government.


While these primary sources deal with disturbing and explicit content, they are essential to preserving the history of this genocide and ensuring that issues such as denialism do not gain hold. These sources have explanatory paragraphs and footnotes to ground them in their historical and political contexts.

The Yazidi Genocide Archive hopes that these primary sources will serve as valuable educational materials for researchers, scholars, teachers, students, and the general public. They provide important insights into the events of the genocide, the feelings of Yazidi survivors and community members, and the violent ideology that fueled this atrocity.

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