Rough Draft: Genocide Genocide is another common word for “massacre” or “mass murder” that has been used across the world and continues to spread thought the nation rapidly in today’s society. It is also seen as a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves (NA, “What is Genocide”). All around the world people have heard of the Holocaust or Armenian Genocides. These horrific acts have been remembered throughout history for their infamous ways that people were treated and killed. Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation (Dictionary.com).
Millions and millions of innocent people were massacred for, what appears to be, nothing. The Rwandan genocide is one the most memorable and savage. One million faultless Rwandans slaughtered, like animals, in one hundred days. The Hutu-government of Rwanda was lead by the ruthless , Jean-Paul Akayesu. They declared war on the Tutsis.
There were an estimated 200,000 people who were killed between 1992-1995 in a genocide commited by the Serbs against the Muslims, and Croats in Bosnia. On top of this, another 2 million Bosnians were displaced from their homes and placed in dangerous environments. Three main groups fought each other within the country, Bosnian Muslims, Serbs, and also the Croats. This was a horrible and important genocide that killed thousands of people between 1992-1995. Like the Nazi’s cleansing Europe of it’s Jews, the Serbs aim was the ethnic cleansing of any Muslims or Croatian presence in Serbian territory.
Trail of Tears What does “Nu na da ul tsun yi” mean in Choctaw? “Nu na da ul tsun yi” means “place where they cried”. What is a genocide? A genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. “The place where they cried” is where we get the name Trail of Tears.
Lastly, Lydia Polgreen states, “The government responded by turning loose the janjaweed. On horses and camels, they have stormed black villages, setting fire to huts, stealing cattle, and raping and killing villagers.” When the government had some disputes with “black villagers” it caused many people to die and hits to be set on fire. This all supports the claim that war/disagreements is the main cause of
The Silent Holocaust: The Guatemalan Genocides Genocide is not only a murderous madness, but the thought of a political Utopia, tempting many political leaders of multi-ethnic, religious, and cultural societies throughout history. From 1978 to 1983, General Efrain Rios Montt conducted inhumane acts and brutal killings against indigenous communities in Guatemala. ‘Death squads’ were sent into communities, killing anyone with a trace of fear in order to, “Dry up the human sea in which the guerrilla fish swim,” as stated by Montt. Although rebellion support was gained from cruel acts carried out by the government, troops responded to rebellious guerilla movements with massive massacres on innocent civilians. The Guatemalan genocides were
In April – July 1994 a massacre genocide happened in the country Africa between two groups of African people, which were known as the Hutus and Tutsi. Rwanda is part of Africa the movie took place . Within these four months 800,000 people died. As I viewed the film Sometimes In April it really showed how they killed the Tutsi people just because of who they were. The main character Augustin and his brother Honore played opposite sides during the genocide.
The mass killing of 25 percent of a country's population is classified as a genocide;also a sin and immoral action of those upstanders and bystanders that witness, initiate or, participated in the Cambodian genocide. These people that initiated the Khmer rouge and set forth the Cambodian genocide are sinners, mass murders, and cruel. To kill a babies, the elderly, and enslave many children and adults. To starve and exterminate them as well. The Khmer rouge and all its members should be tried and sentenced for their sins against the innocent.
The Injustice of Partial Justice: the Impunity Gap in Rwanda On the 6th of April in 1994, Rwanda stood at the outset of a genocide that, in three short months, would kill over half a million people. By July, roughly three-quarters of the entire Tutsi minority and thousands of moderate Hutu’s had been exterminated. In response, on the 8th of November, that same year, the Security Council established an international tribunal with the purpose to prosecute individuals responsible for “[g]enocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of Rwanda, or by Rwandans in neighboring countries, between the 1st of January 1994 and 31st of December 1994” (Goldstone & Smith, 2009 p.99). Since trials began
Unit 3 Reflection Paper In this unit I learned about the significant impact that genocide had on Rwanda and Sierra Leone. Knowing that Africa has been effected by genocide, I learned more about the subject than I had ever known. In Ishmael Beah’s book “A Long Way Gone”, I read about what he had experienced from living in Sierra Leone and facing a mass genocide. Beah lost his family from genocide while he was away performing with his rap group. Eventually he was captured by the army and was brainwashed into thinking that anyone he kills can potentially avenge his family’s death.
Burned, purged, killed, and raped, this was just the beginning for the people that were indigenous to the lands in which we now all live and call our own. BY the end of the seventeenth century ninety-five percent of the Native Americans in New England were dead, and it was not just disease. As a matter of fact, Andrew Jackson was a huge contributor to the brutal genocide that went on over many
The most alarming aspect of the children of Rwanda was that yes, many were victims, but others were perpetrators as well. Many children were used as tools of the genocide since they were the most vulnerable, and persuasive-compared to a Rwandan adult. They participated in the genocide as members of the Rwandan army, because soldiers killed, burned and destroyed, regardless of sex, ethnic group and most importantly age. In almost all cases, children were forced into committing crimes, or joined rebel groups/the army because that was their only option if they had become an orphan as a result of other mass