Compare And Contrast Holocaust And Armenian Genocide

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The Holocaust vs the Armenian genocide
What do the death of over six million Jews and the death of over one and a half million Armenians have in common? Genocide. Genocide is one of the ultimate crimes in modern society and in humanity. While all genocides are horrible events in history they do have some distinct differences from one to another. Genocides tear apart families, ethnicities, and countries while they are are happening and for many years to come. Genocides have eight stages that cause damage in their own ways: Classification, Symbolization, Dehumanization, Organization, Polarization, Preparation, Extermination, and lastly denial. The Armenian genocide and Holocaust are very similar, caused seven and a half million deaths, yet are different in their own way.
To begin with, the two genocides are mostly similar in the stage of classification but slightly different in the stage of symbolization.
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Dehumanization is the psychological process of demonizing the enemy, making them seem less than human and hence not worthy of humane treatment. The Nazis that punished the Jews in the Holocaust dehumanized them by instituting the Nuremberg laws. These laws removed the rights of the Jewish people in the sense of being able to marry whom they wanted too along with many other activities. Meanwhile the Armenians were dehumanized by the increased taxes, and the Armenians too had laws placed to restrict them. Organization is the act of government officials organizing a group of people to further the plan of genocide. The Jews were organized by the Schutzstaffel or the members of the SS army (Wiesel) . The Armenians were Put into groups by turkish officials that captured and raided houses. Both atrocities: the Holocaust and Armenian genocide were similar in their third and fourth stages of Dehumanization and

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