In 1944, a Polish-Jewish lawyer came up with the word, “genocide.” However, even seventy-five years later, many people still debate what factors go into making a genocide. Of course, there is mass murder, mistreatment of large groups of people, and difficult life conditions. Take the Cambodian Genocide, for example. People were tortured and killed so much during this genocide that at one of the death camps, “as few as 12 managed to survive” (Pierpaoli).
There were numerous attempts to make Louie and Miné feel invisible while they were in the internment and prisoner of war camps. One attempt was against Miné who, despite being a loyal citizen of the United States, was forced to live in an isolated internment camp. The article “The Life of Miné Okubo” states, “Finally, the presence of armed guards in the camps led to tragedy in a few cases when internees were killed for not obeying orders” (The Life of Miné Okubo, 5). Other Japanese Americans were killed for not obeying orders when they should not even be forced into camps. This instills much fear in Miné, as to be expected, making her feel even more invisible.
During World War I, black soldiers came in by the French during the Allied occupation. A lot of Germans hated the “invasion” of dark-skinned people. Children of women who married said men were called "Rhineland Bastards" or the "Black Disgrace". Hitler, of course, was against anyone who was not white or of non-white decent. Quoted from Mein Kampf, “the mulatto children came about through rape or the white mother was a whore.
During Kristallnacht (“The night of the broken glass”), 8,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed, 30,000 Jews taken to concentration camps. Almost 2,000 through 2,500 deaths were caused by the terrible events of that horrible night. This tragedy was not only the SS and SA carrying out this persecution but it was met with involvement of many German citizens. German citizens aren’t as innocent as history makes them. Now there were some Germans who opposed to the Holocaust, that were afraid to speak out because Hitler was so powerful at the time.
The holocaust and the nigerian genocide were both bad genocides. The Holocaust and the Nigerian genocide both involved a lot of hatred, but how the victims were treated, the areas of the world that were impacted, and the goals of the perpetrators were different. The holocaust was a very bad time for jewish people. Jewish people during the holocaust were treated badly and they were relocated and starved and even killed just for fun.
In conclusion that was a devastating time for Jews and they were probably scared to death. But both of these writing pieces have similarity and differences comparing and contrasting each other. In Kristinas and Pobbles story they tried to leave and be free but they were in the sewer when in The butterfly Poem they were already trapped but wanted to be free
Inside these sectionalized camps people were separated by gender, country of origin, captured enemies of state and their sexual orientation. Roma and Jewish families were ripped apart from each other as part of the Nazi effort to inflict as much emotional and psychological pain as possible. Prisoners were lined up by gender and physicians examined them as part of the selection process to decide who would go into labor camps or who would be put to death (Auschwitz- Birkenau 1). Living conditions at labor camps were less than ideal and more often than not people died from the strenuous activity. The SS guards at the camp worked the people relentlessly and once they became too weak to work they killed them in the gas chambers.
During Stalins reign (1879-1953) the citizens of Russia were subjected to insane poverty, hunger and distress. They had a constant threat of getting thrown into the Gulag if they spoke against Stalins way. During our discussion a very good point was raised about how Russia itself was almost like a Gulag. The citizens were not allowed to speak their own opinion in fear of being subjected to punishment.
In Night, the author describes what he had to encounter just because he was a Jew - cruel beatings, starvation, and forced labor. In To Kill a Mockingbird, characters Tom and Boo were treated unfairly either because of their color or because of rumors that were spread about them. In the “Rwandan Genocide,” the Tutsis were murdered by the Hutus out of jealousy and spite. Each of these literary works incorporates human rights that were breached.
They were detained, tortured, humiliated, interrogated, and executed. Also, churches and temples were burned and destroyed while the Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims were targeted. Religion was banned all throughout Cambodia. People were even shot for doing things that were out of the ordinary, such as, speaking a different language, wearing glasses, laughing or crying.
... I was going to kill myself..." (Wiesel 33) he stated this consciously knowing how horribly he was being treated. In Night the Jews were treated nowhere near to humans; the abuse and trouble they went through was undeniable.
Nazi concentration camps and Japanese internment camps aren’t the same because of how they got treated in the camps. First, in concentration camps, Jews were starved. Nazi camps starved the Jews until they were considered “human skeletons” and could not even walk. Second, some Jews had to fall from great heights for a job. A job for Jews was sometimes to fall from high places so the SS could see how high somebody could be dropped until they broke a bone.
The holocaust resulted in the slaughter killed 5 million Jews and Jew and thousands of others suffering in death camps where they were experimented on and tortured. Innocent people 's lives were lost and ruin. The effect of this monstrosity devastated these people 's lives they watched as Nazi raped and killed their children. The final solution is the Nazi plan to extinguish all of the Jewish. The Nazis established ghettos in poland, Polish and Western European Jews were all taken to Ghettos.
Here, the conditions were glum, dirty, and inhumane. Unknown to the outside world, these camps tortured, killed, and split up millions of families. The disabled, the colored, the Jewish, and others that were not Hitler’s Aryan race were killed. Camp conditions were poor and chances of survival were very slim. Inside the camp daily life, the killing methods, and finally the liberation of the camps played huge roles in the deadly Holocaust.
It is estimated around 6 million Jews died during the Holocaust, each death leaving a scar on modern history, each death showing the monsters we all can be to our own people, or just revealing the monsters we truly are. Harsh changes were put on the Jews from the loss of basic human rights like freedom to the loss of lives. This inhumane treatment was done by their own kind, no sympathy, no empathy,