Compare And Contrast The Holocaust And Armenian Genocide

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The holocaust and armenian genocide were both forms of genocide which caused the deaths of many innocent people. However, they do have some differences and to some extent the holocaust is worse than the armenian genocide. The armenian genocide caused the deaths of around 1 to 1.5 million people and lasted for nearly 5 years. Many Armenians were deported, killed or had to change identities and leave behind their loved ones to survive. The concentration camps were called “deir ez-zor camps” which was located in the heart of the syrian desert. Many thousands of armenian refugees were forced into death marches during that time. However the holocaust caused the death of around 6 million Jews and lasted almost 6.5 years. therefore, if only the number …show more content…

it is a deliberate act of killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group.It is a very specific term because it's referring to violent crimes committed against groups.The term Genocide did not exist until 1944 the major reason for this is because of the Holocaust, the organized attempt of German authorities during World War II to kill all and every Jew no matter who you were or how important you were they wanted to destroy Jews as a group. After the Holocaust, the United Nations created a new term …show more content…

Bulgaria, Greece, some Arab countries were already formed. Russia gave the Armenians hope for a new country so they revolted against the Government. That is, they wanted Armenia in the lands of the Ottomans. They stroke Turkish villages causing the deaths of many villagers. There was blood shed on both sides. Turks decided to send Armenians away from their lands. Many of the Armenians were villagers or artificers that had nothing to do with the political ideas of their leaders. They were obeying the law and looking after their families. On the way, many died. The rest tried to find anyway to save themselves even if that meant giving themselves a new identity. In 1915, leaders of the Turkish government set up a plan to remove and massacre Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. there were about 2 million Armenians in the Ottoman Empire at the time of the massacre. By early 1920 when the deportations ended and about 1.5 million of Turkey’s Armenians were dead, with many more forcibly removed from the country. The Deir ez-Zor camps were concentration camps in the heart of the Syrian desert where many thousands of Armenian refugees were forced into death marches during the Armenian Genocide. Both the holocaust and the Armenian genocide were aimed at a specific group of people, and both the killers and the people being killed committed terrible

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