Armenian Genocide Vs Holocaust

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The Holocaust v. Armenian Genocide Genocide is defined as “the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation” ( Genocide has eight stages:classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination, and denial. Genocide has taken place many times throughout history. Two prominent genocides are that of the Armenians and that of the Jews and other minority groups during the Holocaust. There are considerable resemblances between the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust, especially in the nature of the genocides, a skewed view of the group persecuted by the governing group, and the ‘purposes’ behind both, but these mass killings…show more content…
Primarily, the Holocaust differs from that of the Armenian genocide because their overall acceptance and knowledge by the world. For example, the Holocaust is known and accepted by the vast majority of people throughout the world; in some countries it is even a law to deny the Holocaust took place. On the other hand, even to this day the Turkish government is reluctant to accept the fact that the Armenian genocide occurred. Furthermore, differences can be found in the lifestyle of the Armenians and that of the Jews. During the Holocaust, Jews were often forced to live in ghettos and had many laws which gave them less rights than other non-Jewish people. However, the Armenians were not treated as harshly and not all Armenians were relocated. Only largely populated cities of Armenians were subject to relocation in order to stop them from rebelling. Additionally, contrast can be seen in the documentation of both genocides. For instance, during the Holocaust Allied soldiers had video of the death camps and mass graves. Many photos were taken and even civilians were shown the horrors of the concentration camps after they were liberated. In contrast, there are many forged documents attributed to the Armenian genocide. Lastly, the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust are divergent in their recognition by the world, the treatment of the oppressed group, and credibility of its
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