“By genocide we mean the destruction of a nation or of an ethnic group.” … this quote can connect to Genocide, the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a specific ethnic group or nation. Sad to say that there have been about 20 genocides in the world 's history, today you will be given an example of two genocides… the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide. The Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide were both tragic, however, these events differ in the goals of the perpetrators, in their impact on the world, and in how they were resolved. First, we’ll start with the Holocaust… one of the most planned out genocides in history.
A genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. The most well-known Genocide in the world is the Holocaust, a mass murder of 6 million Jews and other ethnic groups that were said to be inferior to the Germans. 3 other popular Genocides include the Rwanda, the Morori, and the Irish-potato famine. Each of the genocides have had a great impact on the entire world.
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
The Bosnian genocide which occurred in 1992-1995, The Holocaust which was 1933-1945, and the Darfur Genocide that began in 2003 and still continues today. All genocides are just as important but even if you only remember three it is enough to spread how important events like this should never occur again. Many of innocent men, women, and children died in each one. In The Bosnian genocide and The Holocaust many were sent to concentration camps which there they spend there lives during the crisis, in these camps many died of starvation, disease, force labor, and much more. Families in these genocides were separated and many never saw their families again.
Cambodian Genocide Cambodia was the site of a mass murder which occurred from 1975-1979 (Janikowski, 2006). This mass murder is known as the Cambodian Genocide because of the massive amounts of people that died. According to Janikowski (2006), “the country, which was renamed the Democratic Republic of Kampuchea, is thought to have lost between one and two million people—perhaps as much as a quarter of its total population—during the purges, mass executions, and starvation that marked the four years of Pol Pot's rule”. The Cambodian Genocide was carried out by The Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot (Janikowski, 2006). Their goal was to purify the nation and extreme measures were taken to meet this goal, and many people ended up losing their lives in terrible ways.
The Armenian genocide, also known as the genocide of 1915, happened during World War One. It is labeled as the Armenian genocide because approximately 1.5 million Armenians were killed, even though other minorities like the Greeks and other Christians were also massacred. The genocide of Armenians began before 1915. From 1894-1896, hundreds of thousands of Armenians were wiped out and forcefully removed from their domiciles. When the Europeans powers threatened to take action the massacres stopped.
The Armenian Genocide caused generations of pain and loss of the rich heritage of the Armenians. Not only did the genocide cause major human losses, but also caused a major psychological and moral blow at the attempt to exterminate the Armenian nation from the root. The Armenian Genocide resulted with around 1.5 million Armenians massacred, with only around half a million surviving the genocide. The loss of family, friends and the Armenian community, the genocide had a staggering blow on the Armenian race. The survivors escaped with merely their lives and the horrid memories of the cruel and inhumane nature of the Young Turks.
Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people especially those of a particular ethnic group, religion, race or nation. When we hear the word genocide usually the first thing that comes to mind is the Jewish Holocaust. Tragically so, 18 years prior to the first boycott of Jewish owned businesses in 1933, hundreds of thousands of Armenians were slaughtered in what is now known as the Armenian holocaust. It all started centuries ago when the Armenians became the very first nation to claim Christianity as it 's national religion, 100 years later the Armenians were overruled by the Turkish (a Religiously Muslim people) and fell victim to discrimination laws.
People that could have Stopped the Holocaust The Nazis killed two-thirds of all the Jews living in Europe. The Holocaust affected many people all around the world. It mostly affected the Jews the most. Many people including Allied countries, SS officers are responsible for this horrific event.
Genocide is one of the most cruel crimes that can be committed towards a mass amount of people. There are many documented genocide historical events, such as the Holocaust, where German Nazi’s belived they were very superior, and so their goal was to eliminate all people that were inferior to them, so they began murdering millions of Jewish people all across Europe along with many others such as gypsies, gay people, and disabled people. All throughout history the main reason that has caused hatred between people is ethnic and religious tensions. A more recent example of a genocide is the Rwandan genocide that occurred in Rwanda, Africa in 1994, where the Hutu majority rebelled against the Tutsi minority because the Belgian colonists gave superiority
Over 1,000,00 Tutsis and some Hutus were murdered and over two million people fled the country. This genocide ruined the economy, dismantled the government, and drove up incidence rate of communicable diseases. The stage of demographic transition that best describes Rwanda’s current state is the first stage, which entails high fertility and high mortality and can be seen in Figure 1. There are demographic and economic factors that have kept Rwanda in such a volatile state. As seen in
From a previous population of 300,000, there were 50,000 people left and half of these were displaced. Government officials, soldiers, and militia who participated in the genocide fled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo due to fear of being killed. With the support of the government in the Congo they planned to continue killing Tutsis and to de-stabilize the new government in Rwanda. However, their plan failed. The Rwandan refugees were experiencing horrible conditions in the refugee camps as well.
During the 20th century, approximately 174 million people have been killed by the government only and mostly by the communist governments (Dominic & Abimbola, 39). The figures are quite shocking. This clearly depicts that governments exploits the innocent people and incite them to stand against their brothers and sisters. The same story happened in Rwanda in 1994. According to the UN reports, 75% of the Tutsi population was exterminated in the genocide.
Thousands were killed during the tragic war in which the Rwandan Genocide took place, yet not many people know about it, nor is it taught in our history classes. The Rwandan Genocide was a tragic war where many innocent people died. In examining the tragedy of the Rwandan Genocide, one must look at the background of the two tribes in conflict, also what the cause for the major conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu was in the first place, and finally, the war in itself. We may think that history doesn’t repeat itself but judging from the amount of Genocide’s that have happened in our time, it is clear that we have not learned from our mistakes.
An important part of a genocide, on the side of the perpetrator, acts as the structural changes of the society. The perpetrators in genocides use polarization, preparation, and persecution to separate the victims from the rest of society. In the Armenian Genocide, every step taken before the genocide helped the Turks seem justified when the killing of the Armenians began. Therefore, polarization, preparation, and persecution stand very importantly in the formation of the Armenian Genocide.