This is my decision for the Herero people.” 2 days later, von Trotha wrote to the Chief of Staff: “I believe that this nation as a nation must be exterminated… I prefer for the nation to disappear entirely rather than allow them to infect our troops with their diseases.” After the defeat of the Herero, the Nama rebelled against the Germans, but von Trotha and his troops quickly shut them down. On April 22, 1905 von Trotha sent a message to the Nama, “The Nama who chooses not to surrender and lets himself be seen in the German area will be shot, until all are exterminated. Those who, at the start of the rebellion, committed murder against whites or have commanded that whites be murdered have, by law, forfeited their lives. As for the few not defeated, it will fare with them as it fared with the Herero, who in their blindness also believed that they could make successful war against the powerful German Emperor and the great German people. I ask you, where are the Herero today?” In total around 65,000 Herero, about 80% of the population, and 10,000 Nama, about 50% of the
They argue that the Armenians were an enemy force and that their slaughter was a necessary war measure, but the real reason that Turkey still denies it is most likely because they want to avoid paying reparations and being publicly shamed. The Armenian genocide has been thoroughly studied and documented by genocide scholars and the historical record is most definitely unambiguous. Only in 1997 did the International Association of Genocide Scholars declare unanimously that the Turkish massacres of over one million Armenians was a crime of genocide. Many other countries have decided to public declare that the Armenian massacres by the Turks was a genocide, namely France, Russia, etc., but the United States have yet join. The reason that the United States is so reluctant to publicly acknowledged this genocide is because they have a huge airbase in Turkey that they desperately need for their wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The most serious and most debated charge made by Hochhuth was that Pope Pius XII remained silent throughout the genocide of European Jews by the Nazis, and thus portrays Pope Pius XII of being a silent accomplice of the most horrific crime of the century (Conway,105). Through research I have come along many theories when looking and the Vatican’s role in the Holocaust, some argue the institution was successful in saving the lives of thousands of Jews, while on the other hand some go all the way to arguing that Pope Pius XII was in fact a pro Nazi and anti-Semitic. In recent years there have been various accusations towards the Vatican of either helping the Nazi regime or keeping silent and giving the green light to the Nazis. This research paper will look at the role of the Vatican during the holocaust from the Vatican’s perspective regarding its silence, as well as looking at how despite popular belief various actions were taken by Pope Pius XII in helping European Jews escape from
However, they also included lots of staging where David Herold was with Booth and give plenty of information about Herold, too. They give very little facts about Adzerodt and the plot to kill vice president Andrew Johnson, and they do not give very much knowledge on Mary Surratt, either. The only time they have Lewis Powell being filmed is when he is trying to assassinate Lincoln. They rarely, if at all, film the faces of the conspirators. The exception, of course, is Booth.
Since the current president of Sudan, Omar Al-Bashir, first came into power in 1989, he inherited a long war with rebels of the south. Al-Bashir’s main goal was to gain an upper hand by intensifying the attacks set froth onto the people. Instead of President Al-Bashir to create peace in Sudan, he revoked all parts of the constitution that unraveled steps towards peace, and proclaimed jihad against non-Muslims. President Bashir relied on using ethnic militias, Janjaweed, to do the fighting for him so he’d be portrayed as innocent in the public eye. The word “Janjaweed” in Arabic translations means, “A man with a gun on a horse”.
For instance, Mrs. Polgreen writes, “Since 2003, the United Nations estimates that at least 300,000 civilians have been killed in Darfur” Basically, the arab african muslims don’t like the black african muslims, because of that the arab african muslims are killing the black african muslims in great amount of numbers. Moreover, other countries should help them because I don’t think people want to just see a culture or group of people being massacred for just having differences. Hence, other countries should get involved in countries business because they can’t just watch thousands of black african muslims killed. In addition, Mrs. Polgreen states, “This conflict pits black Africans against Arab Africans. (Both groups are Muslim.
Sobibor was a concentration camp that killed millions of people. The concentration camps would make people work, only eat a little food because they never had enough food for everyone to eat.So when they worked they would lose a lot of energy and eventually die. They would die of starvation or they would die of the gas chamber.There were a lot of people who were being killed and they were shot to death. The sobs or camp killed a lot of people and they shot the Jews for no reason and there were being shot. The nazi would let the People live if they paid the nazi to alive.
It was said by Marjane's father that, “[t]he kings always kept their promises. The Shah kept none” (27). This was the perspective of many adversaries of the Shah. Because of the manipulative nature of the Shah, the citizens felt that they couldn't trust him. As a community, the Iranian citizens “wanted only one thing: his departure!” (41).
Some women who couldnt bear to watch the women getting raped who farm a piece of land to take up their time. Showing sympathy for any of the Tutsis was not an option because in the back of their minds, the Tutsis are the one who killed their president and they had much respect for him. If you survived the rape, you wouldn't live long because you would be infected with HIV because of the infected men who were "recruited by genocidaires." They then continued to release hundreds of patients who suffered from AIDS to make them into a "rape squad" so they can have a "slow, inexorable death" and also do this to their future Tutsi victims. Rape was not the only abuse they suffered from but also from "Sexual Mutilation" where they had mutilation of their vagina and breasts from machetes, knives, sharpened sticks, boiling water and acid.
Assignment 1: The Rwandan Genocide In the recent discussion of genocides, a controversial issue has been whether the Rwandan genocide was local or nation participation of citizens that contributed to the genocide. On the one hand, some would argue that macro (nation) level was a significant factor in the Rwandan genocide against Tutsis. From this perspective, the humanitarian community felt it was the government 's exclusionary ideology which, led to the mass killings of one million Tutsis residents. On the other hand, however, others argue that a micro level used by the (local) Hutu communities organized and played a vital role in these mass extermination of their fellow citizens. My own
Elie Wiesel states that, “there is so much injustice and suffering crying out for our attention. (Night, page 190) ” Elie Wiesel questions why the world kept the evils of Nazi Germany silent, and how humanity let this happened. The witness in the Isis article mentions how people don’t make these genocides a bigger issue. This shows that despite the thousands of deaths caused by both groups, the world decides not to do much, and society needs to stand up and stop these genocides. If we stood up against it now, we can just stop it once and for
Another was the death of a 60-year-old black man named John Dukes, who was killed by whites in revenge for Dukes shooting a white constable. Dukes was hanged and even set on fire by the mob. Because of these events, and many other previous ones, Senator Wagner requested that the federal government do something. However, the Attorney General said that they could not become involved in state government issues, unless the federal government allowed it. What was even more disappointing was the fact that no anti-lynching bill had been passed on the federal level.