The Serbs believed that the Bosnian Muslims were a disease infecting Bosnia, and they were taking it upon themselves to rid Bosnia of the Muslim culture, it is what they called “ethnic cleansing”. The Serbians used methods similar to Nazi Germany in order to gather groups of Bosnian Muslims to exterminate. The most gruesome mass killing happened in Srebrenica, Bosnia, and was appropriately named the Srebrenica Massacre. In the summer of 1995, Serbian forces began sweeping through the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina in search of non-serbs, specifically Muslims. The ones that did not have the sense to escape Bosnia while they could were found and capture.
Because of this, Hitler’s goal was to cleanse Germany of any backstabbing Jews (Growing Fascism in Germany Notes, pg 1). Hitler became impatient while waiting for the Jews to die in the ghettos so he held a conference in Wannsee on January 20, 1942 to decide the next step for purifying Germany. Hitler, along with 15 other scholars, decided to deport all Jews to extermination camps and kill the majority of them in gas chambers. Hitler prohibited the Jews from fleeing the country so he was able to purge the entire population. One of the largest death camps in Germany, Auschwitz, was a result of the Wannsee Conference.
The government branded the Christian Armenians as ‘infidels,’ and Islamic extremists staged violent anti-Armenian demonstrations throughout the region. While the world was focused on battle in Europe, the Ottoman Empire began a systematic campaign to eliminate the Armenian people within its borders. Ottoman authorities created a propaganda campaign claiming that Armenians were a threat to national security, in part because of some Armenians’ support of Russia in the ongoing World War. Armenians were arrested, tortured, and killed. The women and girls were raped and some were kidnapped into a life of sexual servitude.
I will give you some background information about the Genocide, and why it happened. In the Article, “Business Insider”, the Armenian Genocide happened as an “result of the Ottoman Empire suffering it’s first loss in the First World War”, they state, “the Young Turk government decided to gather up all the Christian Armenian political leaders, and kill them.” The main reason why the Armenian Genocide happened was getting rid of any “Christian political Armenians”, living in the Ottoman Empire. Different articles have stated that there were roughly, “2 million Armenians who lived in the Ottoman Empire at this time”, and when the massacres finally ended almost “1.5 million Turkish Armenian’s were dead.” (History, Armenian
The imagery of the Guardia Civil “leaning against their rifles” suggests the normalization of violence in war, and thus by extension the detached and ritualistic nature of the executions. This initial violence clearly mirrors that of the Republican massacre, in that both acts began with a seemingly necessary act carried out in war. The Falangists then take over from the Guardia Civil, proceeding to “herd”16 all the women to a barbershop opposite the city hall. The Falangists, members of the Spanish Fascist political party, were known for their disorderliness, poor discipline and their street violence prior to the Civil War.17 Hence their taking over of the shooting mirrors the drunkards taking over the lines in the Ayuntaimento – in both cases, their taking over represents a descent into
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. In the summer of 1941, Jews were moved into ghettos (Byers 32).
Throughout the year, many genocides have taken place. A genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. One that you may not know much about is Stalin’s Purge in the USSR. Stalin’s purge is often referred to as the Great Purge or the Great Terror. This happened in the 1930’s in the Soviet Union.
Hitler devised a long systematic plan that went on to wipe out 6 million European Jews, two-thirds of the Jewish population (Strahinich 7). 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.
Mass killing (murder) is defines as the act of murdering several or more people, typically simultaneously or over a relatively short period of time. The Boston Marathon Bombing and the massacre in South Carolina is two events that will never be forgetting in American history. Both massacres had huge impacts in the United States. Hundreds of people was affected by both massacres; leaving friends and families without their love ones. How can someone have this much hate to just go and kill/hurt a large amount of people?
The Jews were considered “bloodsuckers” and “parasites”, and they were too different genetically, physically, and spiritually (Bareth, Karl and Alfred Vogel). 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”).