People were robbed, killed, forced to evacuate their homes, and mistreated in many other ways during the Cambodian Genocide. These people had to live in terrible conditions. The same thing goes for what the reader sees of the Holocaust in Elie Wiesel’s Night. Throughout the book, the reader follows the author as he witnesses huge amounts of mass murder, watches as other people are brutally abused, as he, too, is being horribly mistreated, all while he is being forced to live in horrible living conditions. However, there are other factors that go into what make a genocide, well, a genocide.
Nations across the world saw this evil and banded together to fight against Germany and their Nazi party, with the goal to liberate the Holocaust prisoners and bring an end to Hitler’s cruel ways (Byers Overview 101). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. Jews were not treated the same as other German citizins by the Nazi party. This act of hatred or maybe even racism was called Anti-Semitism. Due to this Jews were wrongly blamed for sickness, poverty, economic crisis, political conflicts, and more (Byers 9).
They killed over 1.7 million people by intense work and no food. This can relate to the tactics that the Nazis used in the Holocaust to torture the Jews. Hard work with little or no food at all. Sadly, there is still a genocide happening right now in Sudan. A pregnant women named Darsalam ran away from growing flames in her village in Darfur and escaped to Chad, the country west of Sudan.
The Nazis built camps for both groups and made it their priority to kill as many individuals from each group as they could. The primary difference between the disabled Germans and the Jews was that the disabled Germans were first only subjected to sterilization, while the Jews were murdered. In the beginning, the disabled Germans were sterilized in order to prevent them having children and passing down the less valuable traits ("Law for the Prevention of Offspring with Hereditary Diseases (July 14, 1933). " The Nazis transferred to mass murder when parents of disabled German children asked for euthanasia instead of sterilization (“Introduction to Nazi Euthanasia”). Finally, Holocaust
Former civil servants, doctors, teachers and other professionals were stripped of their possessions and forced to toil in the fields as part of a re-education process (History.com). Pol Pot established many farm collectives and rice fields; workers “began to suffer from the effects of overwork and lack of food”(“Khmer Rouge”). Eventually every city in Cambodia had its own concentration camp; prisoners were in camps where most people died from starvation “damage to their bodies sustained during back-breaking work or abuse from the ruthless Khmer Rouge guards overseeing the camps” (history.com); the Khmer Rouge mainly targeted intellectuals and people who they thought would start a revolutionary movement. One famous camp was Tuol Sleng jail in Phnom Penh, where nearly 17,000 men, women, and children were imprisoned during the regime’s four years in
The Holocaust is the murder of six million Jews and other people like the Roma, homosexuals, political enemies, disabled, and some Slavic people. The Holocaust started in January 1933, after Germany was taken over by the Nazis. By 1945, two out of every three Jews were killed because of the “Final Solution,” a plan to exterminate all Jews (Byers 122). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors.
The Holocaust occurred in Europe in the early 1940’s (Altman 1). Constructed by Adolf Hitler, Germany’s first and only Führer, the Holocaust is a horrible event (Introduction). Jewish people were treated in cruel and brutal ways. Over six million died in concentration camps, ghettos, or death marches (Rice 11). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors.
They were detained, tortured, humiliated, interrogated, and executed. Also, churches and temples were burned and destroyed while the Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims were targeted. Religion was banned all throughout Cambodia. People were even shot for doing things that were out of the ordinary, such as, speaking a different language, wearing glasses, laughing or crying.
The three texts which are the allegory, "Terrible Things", the poem, "First They Came For the Communists" and the memoir Night share some differences and similarities. These three texts are related during the Second World War in Europe and also about the Holocaust. The WWI (1939-1945) was the bloodiest war in the world's history. The conflict started in Germany led by Adolf Hitler that was the leader of the Nazi party, this man had thoughts in conquering foreign lands, increasing jobs, and exterminating all races that he thought were minorities. During his dictatorship, he sent troops to imprison and kill all the enemies of the Nazis who were Jews, homesexuals, communists etc.
Inside these sectionalized camps people were separated by gender, country of origin, captured enemies of state and their sexual orientation. Roma and Jewish families were ripped apart from each other as part of the Nazi effort to inflict as much emotional and psychological pain as possible. Prisoners were lined up by gender and physicians examined them as part of the selection process to decide who would go into labor camps or who would be put to death (Auschwitz- Birkenau 1). Living conditions at labor camps were less than ideal and more often than not people died from the strenuous activity. The SS guards at the camp worked the people relentlessly and once they became too weak to work they killed them in the gas chambers.
Cambodians grew suspicion towards Lon Nol’s government politics and opposed such a force. By 1975, Pol Pot’s force had grown to over 700,000 men. During 1975, Lon Nol’s government was officially defeated by the Khmer Rouge, causing the death of 156,000 Cambodian citizens. The reign of a brutal and murderous society had begun. Under Pol Pot’s leadership, an extreme programme was imposed to revolutionise Cambodia into a communist country, where all citizens were expected to work as labourers, farmers and peasants in one huge federation of farms in accordance to the Chinese agricultural model.
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.
The holocaust resulted in the slaughter killed 5 million Jews and Jew and thousands of others suffering in death camps where they were experimented on and tortured. Innocent people 's lives were lost and ruin. The effect of this monstrosity devastated these people 's lives they watched as Nazi raped and killed their children. The final solution is the Nazi plan to extinguish all of the Jewish. The Nazis established ghettos in poland, Polish and Western European Jews were all taken to Ghettos.
1.1 million children were murdered during the Holocaust. The prisoners of the camps, were forced to hard physical labor, Nazi doctors conducted medical experiments on these people against their will, concentration camps were meant to work and starve prisoners to death. Extermination camps were built to kill large groups of people quickly and efficiently. The prisoners of the extermination
“The Khmer Rouge demanded,’Where’s the gun you bought last week?’ My uncle told him the truth, ‘I didn’t buy any gun.’ The Khmer Rouge raised his M-16 rifle and shot my uncle in the chest.