Participants were incentivized by money, food, and land to partake in the killings. In “A Short History of the Rwandan Genocide”, it discusses how the Interahamwe (an anti-Tutsi youth organization established by Hutu extremists) established identification card checking roadblocks that would kill Tutsis on sight. Following this, Hutu extremists killed anyone in office that was Tutsi or a Hutu moderate, and assembled groups to go door to door killing Tutsis (Rosenberg). Many were tortured before being killed. Tutsi women were raped, possibly kept as sex slaves, defiled, tortured, and killed.
This final straw caused the Hutu people to crave and have reason for revenge. The killing of their leader as well as another Hutu man was now dead. The Hutu people had felt the Tutsis had tried to over throw them too many times and shown too much disrespect to their people. The Tutsis treated the Hutus as if they were their political props to prove their points. The Tutsis treated the Hutus like objects not people, killing whoever was in there way of superiority and power.
Dalon Van Amerongen 5th Hour I. Introduction Everyone has heard of genocide but what they do not know is where it can happen B. The Hutus had killed large numbers of Tutsis. C. In 1972 the Tutsis had killed around 250,000 Hutus in Burundi D. Rwanda's president at the time the fighting started was elected from a military group. E. The Tutsis and Hutus have been enemies for years now and they want the each other to pay.
The Rwandan Genocide is understood to be one of the biggest genocides of the 90s. The genocide was essentially the methodical eradication and murder of Rwanda’s Tutsi minority by its Hutu majority in 1994. Approximately up to one million civilians were systematically slaughtered, tortured, rape, and displaced (Uvin, 2001:75). For the purpose of this essay, genocide is defined as the “intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethical, racial or religious group” (Genocide Convention,). First, I will outline the debate concerning the causes of the Rwandan genocide.
Genocide Survivor from a Hutu Death Camp - Rwanda, 1994: In 1994 there was a Rwandan genocide it all started from the assassination of Habyarimana which as a result ended the peace accords with Rwandan Civil war. There was an estimation between 500,000-1,000,000 killing just in 100 days! The Hutu tortured, incarcerated, starved to death, abused, and sadly many women were raped which led to HIV of the Tutsi Tribe. According to James Nachtwey, this man was a Hutu. Even though he was a Hutu he was tortured because he didn 't support the Hutu death camp/ genocide.
Causes of the Cambodian Genocide The Cambodian genocide took place from 1975 to 1979; it is estimated that some two million Cambodians were systematically murdered by the Khmer Rouge and its followers (Power 90). In Alexander Hinton’s article, “A Head for an Eye” he recounts in details the experience of Gen, a survivor of the Cambodian Genocide. After the Lon Nol government was overthrown by the Khmer Rouge, the Communists began their witch-hunt in an attempt to identify and kill anyone who was associated with the former regime, as well as the educated, the Vietnamese, the Muslim Cham, the Buddhist monks, and other “bourgeois elements” (Power 101). During the investigation, it was revealed that Gen’s father was a teacher–this fact alone was
This camp was specifically designed and made to kill people. Anybody who was sent to Shark Island knew they were going to die. The guards knew, the prisoners knew and everybody else knew. Shark island, in Nazi terms, is considered a Death Camp. Shark island is often compared to Auschwitz to historians, as they achieved the same thing, just on a different scale.
The extermination was state-sanctioned by the Ottoman Empire in response to protests by Armenians. The Ottoman military assisted by Turkish citizens’ pillaged Armenian villages and cities and massacred their citizens. According to reports over a hundred of thousand Armenians were murdered. The next incident would occur again a few years later in 1915 to 1918 and reemerge once again in 1920 and continue until 1923. Witness accounts of the Armenian Genocide suggest that Ottoman government during this time frame began collecting, deporting and executing three hundred Armenian leaders.
Cry Freetown which is created by Sorious Samura is a documentary that exposes the atrocities that was occurring in Sierra Leone. During that period, with the influence of some corrupted leaders, a group of rebels took over the city of Freetown and turned it into a bloody massacre. The documentary first started with Samura giving an insight of what might have been the cause of the civil war. According to him, all the chaos was over a mineral; Diamond brought hatred between people of the same nation. The rebels were killing, and abusing innocent people.