Could you picture around 6 million people? Now how would you feel if all of them were killed right now? All of them being killed because they were African American or they were Mexican. The Holocaust was when the Nazi’s led by Adolf Hitler persecuted, tortured, and killed people just because they were Jewish. People were separated from their families and gassed or burned just to keep up with how many people were coming into the camp, or just to amuse themselves.
Genocide is the act of mass murdering groups of people because of someone 's disliking. In other words getting rid of people or stop their existence,mostly because of their religion, ethnic, or race. One of the most atrocious ones was the Armenian Genocide(April 24,1915-1916), in which 1.5 million of the Armenian population, living in the Ottoman Empire were either deported or killed. During this time,the Turkish government had planned the genocide to get rid of the entire Armenian population in the Ottoman Empire(which was one of the largest empires to rule on the border of the Mediterranean Sea) because they feared that the Armenian community would join their enemy troops during WWI in 1915.
The Holocaust’s killing method was to tell the children and elderly men and women they were going to take a shower. Instead, the “shower” was a gas chamber that the Jews had been tricked to go into. This relates to all killing methods in every genocide. The Turks, leading the Armenian Genocide, had their own killing methods. One of their killing methods they did to exterminate Armenian people were death marches.
“It is generally not known in the world that, in the years preceding 1916, there was a concerted effort to eliminate all the Armenian people, probably one of the greatest tragedies that ever befell any group. And there weren’t any Nuremberg trials”(Carter, 1987). Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States, said this quote at the White House reception honoring Armenian Americans in May of 1978. It shows how little is known about the Armenian Genocide and that the survivors never received closure like the Holocaust survivors did with the Nuremberg Trials. During the Armenian Genocide, which lasted from 1915 until 1916, 1.2 million Armenians were brutally murdered.
Hitler is known to have been the leader behind the Holocaust and he admits that he took inspiration from the Armenian Genocide to conduct his own plan for the Jewish people. In document 8 we can directly see the use of military soldiers to enact the killing of Armenians. This is a prime example of the use of soldiers by the government in a genocide. It also shows us the government using the law to their advantage. If anyone else had done something like this, especially in public, they would be tried for their crimes but because the victims are Armenian, it is seen as
The Armenian genocide and the Holocaust. Two of the world’s most profound genocides that were ever committed. Mass extermination, cruel experiments, and harsh death penalties. Among the victims, was a Jewish prisoner, Elie Wiesel. Elie Wiesel and his memoir, “Night”, tells about his encounter with the Holocaust.
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.
Holocaust is Genocide Lot’s of young Jewish kids were slaughtered because the Nazi’s didn’t want to grow up and raise a new generation of jew.in 1933 t0 1945, over six million Jew’s were killed, both kids and adults. Some people say that the Holocaust was not genocide, but I say it was genocide. The Holocaust should be considered an example of genocide based on the un’s definition, the stages of genocide, and the specific evidence provided in the memoir Night. The first reason the holocaust should be considered an example of genocide is based on the un’s definition.
All the genocides have one thing in common which to eliminate a certain group for stupid untrue reasons, with only the motives being different. The Holocaust might be the most documented genocide but like all other genocides such as Bosnian and Bangladesh genocide, equally evil and heinous to the full max. In this essay, will be compared the Nazi Holocaust and Bosnian genocide. Like all genocides, the two genocides has extremely high number of people killed, tortured and put under evil actions. The motives behind the Holocasut were to create a “perfect race” which is the Aryan race in the world by eliminating the ones that are not, jews being inhuman and other races being sub-humans in the eyes of the Nazi.
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.
The Armenian genocide was one of the most devastating in history because of the events that lead up to it, the way it left the survivors horrified, and why America would not get involved. What caused the genocide to happen? In the Ottoman Empire, the Armenians were part of the second class and were referred to as the
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. The Holocaust began on January 30, 1933 when Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany and ended May 8, 1945 when the war officially ended.
Over the years the term genocide has been categorized as having the following stages, 10 to be exact. Stanton, (2013) in an article for Genocide Watch he identifies ten stages of genocide, these stages are; classification, symbolization, discrimination, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, persecution, extermination, and denial (pg.2). All of these stages can be applied to the Armenian Genocide which classifies it as a textbook case for the definition and standard of genocide to date. In the case of the Armenian Genocide documentation from eye witnesses and historical files the classification of a culture to the point where they a distinguished one group from another group of individual by some factor that makes them unique. The uniqueness of the group could be but are not limited to race, culture, or spiritual beliefs (Stanton, 2013).
The Armenian Genocide occurred during the First World War when the Ottoman Empire was experiences the pressures of war from the Triple Entente. In 1915, the ANZAC forces had landed in Gallipoli and the Russian forces were advancing down from the Caucasian fields. During this time, the Ottoman Empire displaced and forced millions of Christian minorities to march through the desert. Historically, it had been Muslims who victims of violence in the area. However, Christian minorities were in a vulnerable position due to the decline of the Ottoman Empire and impending revolutionary violence (Jones 155).