A genocide is the the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation, the Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide are examples of this. After the Holocaust, in 1945 the United Nations realized that genocides were a continuously happening. They realized they needed to prevent genocides and global conflict in general.
In 1994, hundreds of thousands of people died in the small country of Rwanda, Africa due to ethnic differences. At the time of this massacre, three ethnic groups made up the seven million people of Rwanda: Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa. The killings were carried out by Hutu extremists, who blamed the entire Tutsi minority for the country’s troubles. This genocide, unlike others of the twentieth century, was covered life by journalists, radio broadcasters, and television news reporters, until foreigners were encouraged to evacuate due to the violence (Walker). Although this slaughter was short-lived, almost one million people died before the Hutu perpetrator regime was defeated.
For instance, one difference is where they took place. The Holocaust was mostly in Europe and the Rwandan genocide was in Africa (Rwanda). The fact that they were so far away from each other proves that genocides can happen anywhere. Some just because one person doesn't like a group (Hitler in reference to the Holocaust). Both groups took their “victims” by surprise per-say. If either had known what was coming they could've gotten help sooner. No
Genocide means any act committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethical, racial or religious group. The word was created by Raphael Lemkin who dedicated his life to make genocide recognized as a crime. There are multiple ways to commit genocide including killing members of the group and deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in a whole or in whole or in part. Genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law. There are essentially 8 stages of genocide, classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination, and denial. In the following paragraphs
In WW2 the holocaust clamed 6 million Jews lives, and over 7 million soviets died too and 1.7 million of those soviets were also counted towards the 6 million Jews. The holocaust was a genocide during World War II in when Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany tried to take over then world and also attempted to kill off all the Jews. They would send Jews and people who opposed them to concentration camps where they were either durned or worked till they couldn’t. Night is an autobiography by Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor. Auschwitz death camp is a video documentary with oprah winfrey and Elie Wiesel. One thought I had after learning about the holocaust was how crazy to you have to be to try to eliminate an entire religion of people.
When the Holocaust began in 1933, people around the world did not know the full extent of the killing. After the Holocaust ended in 1945, the world finally saw how inhumane Non-Aryans in Germany and Poland were treated by the German Reich. The U.N made an agreement to never let an event like that happen again. This is when the term “Genocide” was officially established. It is the mass killing, sterilization, and annihilation of a specific group of people. The Holocaust is the most widely known mass killing in history and is widely looked down upon but that does not mean that it cannot happen again.
How many people really die in a genocide? The answer, millions. The Holocaust, Rwandan Genocide, and Armenian Genocide are among the many genocides which have killed a countless number of people. The Holocaust, one of the biggest genocides in the world killed around 5,900,000 to 11,000,000. The Rwandan Genocide killed from 500,000 to 1,000,000 people, while the Armenian Genocide killed 800,000 to 180,000. Genocides, the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular group or nation, has affected various countries.
Globalization is a massive thing that affects every person on the planet in one way or another. This source raises the argument that globalization is a disease that harms people in more ways then it helps and needs to be stopped before it wipes out the human race. This raises a good point is some ways because globalization does harm humans in many way such as losing jobs due to outsourcing and the people who get the outsourced jobs are put into horrible working conditions and underpaid without benefits. But it also helps in some ways with trade and communication strengthening the relations of countries. I do agree with the source that globalization harms many people but not quite to the extent that the author goes to, I think that we should
Genocides are the mas murdering of any specific group of people and German Nazis succeeded in murdering six million jews in a short span of time before and during World War II. Not only were they able to murder six million jews they were able to dehumanize and put fear in many more through anti-semitic ways. A group of people that were living successful lives not fearing harm or believing anything to that extent could happen. For something of that magnitude to happen there had to be planning involved which is why the Wannsee Conference was held. The top Nazi officers met at this conference and discussed plans of what they should do in their future where they came up with the Final Solution. For the Nazis to kill six million there had to be a good effective plan that is organized correctly and followed accordingly. The Final Solution was actually a really good plan ,although it was wretched and a disgrace to the human mind. The Final Solution was actually a distraction to the Nazis during World War II making them use soldiers and equipment to control and kill a mass of people. If the Nazis never focused on the Final Solution and did not begin it until after World War II the Nazis could have won World War II and Hitler could have Succeeded in his plans to wipe out the Jewish
“We are in the presence of a crime without a name,” said British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Nazis were always remembered for the killing of over six million European Jews, but at the time, there was no name for this wicked act. After the war, many of these Nazi war criminals were convicted of an act called genocide, a word that did not exist before 1944. Genocide is the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group. Genocide occurs because of many factors that trigger this cruelty. Although there are many reasons that can be considered to result in genocide, the three main reasons that result to this mass slaughter, are caused by: the authority that leads them, the ethnic tension between
Genocide is a very serious matter and should not be taken lightly. It is a horrible crime that no government should ever instill on their people. Genocide is the destruction of an entire human group based on nationality, religion, race, and ethnic identity. In 2007 the Montreal conference pressured politicians to take genocide from other places seriously. General Romeo Dallaire’s forces were in Rwanda to stop a genocide, but due to lack of resources they had to stop the mission. After watching a genocide happen, General Romeo Dallaire believed that young people have the power to change the world 's answer to genocide. A fitting example of genocide is The Holocaust were primarily Jews amongst other groups were considered inferior. They were forced
“Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination” (Dworkin). Genocides are mass killings of people, targeted and purposefully killed because of their faith or what nation they represent. In other words, large amounts of people were killed because of discrimination and hatred that turns violent and destructive. Innocent people are dying in genocides by others who are unforgiving and merciless or have a weak mentality. A couple notable genocides that have occurred throughout history is the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide. The Holocaust, arguably is probably one of most well-known genocides to date. Many films, shows, and literature have
Cambodia was the site of a mass murder which occurred from 1975-1979 (Janikowski, 2006). This mass murder is known as the Cambodian Genocide because of the massive amounts of people that died. According to Janikowski (2006), “the country, which was renamed the Democratic Republic of Kampuchea, is thought to have lost between one and two million people—perhaps as much as a quarter of its total population—during the purges, mass executions, and starvation that marked the four years of Pol Pot's rule”. The Cambodian Genocide was carried out by The Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot (Janikowski, 2006). Their goal was to purify the nation and extreme measures were taken to meet this goal, and many people ended up losing their lives in terrible ways. The United Nations define genocide as any intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious
The first reason the Holocaust should be considered an act of genocide is; The United Nations, Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, explains genocide whether in war or time of peace, that it is illegal under international law, which they will use to stop and to discipline (United Nations 1). The memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, presents how inhumane the Holocaust was to Jews. Wiesel states, “ How was it possible that men, women, and children were being burned and that the world kept silent?” (Wiesel 32). These quotes are important because, they explicitly state how the Holocaust is an act of genocide, and the definition of genocide.
War and genocide have historically been closely related and even described as Siamese twins. Genocide can occur without war but war cannot occur without some elements of genocide as the distinction between legitimate war and genocide is not clear. War is defined as an armed conflict between different nations or groups within a nation. Scholars who have studied the relationship between war and genocide have argued that they are one in the same. It is a very convincing argument especially when examining the UN Convention on genocide. The UN Convention defines genocide as “any of the follow acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group” (Jones 13). The wordings of the definition can