A genocide is the the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation, the Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide are examples of this. After the Holocaust, in 1945 the United Nations realized that genocides were a continuously happening. They realized they needed to prevent genocides and global conflict in general.
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.
Dehumanization is the psychological process of demonizing the enemy, making them seem less than human and hence not worthy of humane treatment. The Nazis that punished the Jews in the Holocaust dehumanized them by instituting the Nuremberg laws. These laws removed the rights of the Jewish people in the sense of being able to marry whom they wanted too along with many other activities. Meanwhile the Armenians were dehumanized by the increased taxes, and the Armenians too had laws placed to restrict them. Organization is the act of government officials organizing a group of people to further the plan of genocide. The Jews were organized by the Schutzstaffel or the members of the SS army (Wiesel) . The Armenians were Put into groups by turkish officials that captured and raided houses. Both atrocities: the Holocaust and Armenian genocide were similar in their third and fourth stages of Dehumanization and
The idea of discrimination is an odd one. A human being has to look at another human being who, in some way is a little bit different, and think “This person is of lesser value than me”. Despite how strange that may sound it has played a frightening role in the history of human beings. Most notable examples are Nazi Germany’s treatment of the Jewish during World War II and the treatment of black people in America throughout its history as a country. These are not the only example of discrimination however, during the eighteen hundreds the Irish faced discrimination against the British. In Jonathan Swift’s essay “A Modest Proposal” is about a not so modest proposal meant to ridicule the way of life for the Irish and the British control over
100 years ago, the attempted annihilation of an entire race known as the Armenian genocide began. From 1914 - 1922, the massacres perpetrated by the government of Young Turks and later the Kemalist government aimed to eliminate all Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire (Armenian Genocide Museum - Institute). A population which had lived in the same region for centuries suddenly became nearly extinct. As for the cause, the outbreak of World War I provided the Young Turks an opportunity to solve the “Armenian question.” The Armenian question refers to the defence and liberty as well as fair treatment of Armenians during the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire (United Human Rights Council). With the world’s attention fixed on war, unusual civilian
In term 2, I have learnt many things along the way from SAWI. Invisible discrimination is present worldwide and everyone has faced invisible discrimination before, be it the majority group or much more frequently the minority group. Discrimination is the treatment or making a different judgement against someone based on their group which that person is thought to belong to rather than by their personal achievements. This includes the treating of an individual or group based on their membership in that certain social group in an approach that is much worse than how people are normally treated. Discrimination restricts an individual of a certain group to be unable to have benefits or opportunities as another more majority group. A person does not have to be hurt in order to be
How many people really die in a genocide? The answer, millions. The Holocaust, Rwandan Genocide, and Armenian Genocide are among the many genocides which have killed a countless number of people. The Holocaust, one of the biggest genocides in the world killed around 5,900,000 to 11,000,000. The Rwandan Genocide killed from 500,000 to 1,000,000 people, while the Armenian Genocide killed 800,000 to 180,000. Genocides, the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular group or nation, has affected various countries.
The Bosnian Genocide also known as the Bosnian War or Crisis is a direct result from internal and external neglect. In order for an attack to be considered a genocide a systematic destruction of a group of people because of their ethnicity, nationality, religion, or race must occur. In Bosnia and Herzegovina it did. The overthrow and collapse of governments brought forth new ideas and ideologies that allowed for an extremist goal of power to spread. An international communities miscalculation and oversight, led to disastrous aid that only hurt the country's situation. Along with regional tensions over religious disputes and territorial gains, that sparked the fighting in Bosnia. Domestic Corruption and a failure in international government
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.
Genocide is the act of mass murdering groups of people because of someone 's disliking. In other words getting rid of people or stop their existence,mostly because of their religion, ethnic, or race.One of the most atrocious ones was the Armenian Genocide(April 24,1915-1916), in which 1.5 million of the Armenian population, living in the Ottoman Empire were either deported or killed.During this time,the Turkish government had planned the genocide to get rid of the entire Armenian population in the Ottoman Empire(which was one of the largest empires to rule on the border of the Mediterranean Sea) because they feared that the Armenian community would join their enemy troops during WWI in 1915.
To start off, both the Armenians and the Jews were dehumanized and thought of as an inferior race. They were looked down upon and treated like animals. The people who were against the Jews and the Armenians did not care what happened to them. Most of the time they would either be worked to death or murdered. Albert Ward talked about how the Armenians were mistreated in his book, Critical World Issues: Genocide. They were persecuted for their beliefs, and at the beginning of the Armenian Genocide, younger males were placed in labor camps after they were checked for weapons. Here they were either worked to death or killed (Ward 46). The Ottoman Empire did not care what happened to the Armenians because they thought they were inferior to them. Similarly, during the Holocaust, the Germans treated the Jews like animals, and they forced the Jews to do whatever they wanted, or else they got killed. Elie Wiesel demonstrated this when he had described what it was like to be controlled by people whose mindset was to kill you. He especially described how the Jews were treated when they were forced to march from camp to camp.
“Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination” (Dworkin). Genocides are mass killings of people, targeted and purposefully killed because of their faith or what nation they represent. In other words, large amounts of people were killed because of discrimination and hatred that turns violent and destructive. Innocent people are dying in genocides by others who are unforgiving and merciless or have a weak mentality. A couple notable genocides that have occurred throughout history is the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide. The Holocaust, arguably is probably one of most well-known genocides to date. Many films, shows, and literature have
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 United Nations define genocide as any intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious
For example, during World War I, the Turkish nationalist government oversaw the deportation and killing of an estimated 1.1 to 1.8 million “to put an end to the Armenian question. The means for this are quite simple and consist of the extermination of the Armenian nation” (“Past Genocide”). Armenians in Eastern Turkey. April 24, 1915 was the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. Armenians were deported from cities and towns in Asia Minor and Turkish Armenia. Hundreds of Armenian religious, political, and intellectual leaders were gathered up, exiled, and even murdered in areas of Anatolia. Within the next few months, Armenians serving in the Ottoman army were disarmed and placed in forced labor battalions where they were either starved or
War and genocide have historically been closely related and even described as Siamese twins. Genocide can occur without war but war cannot occur without some elements of genocide as the distinction between legitimate war and genocide is not clear. War is defined as an armed conflict between different nations or groups within a nation. Scholars who have studied the relationship between war and genocide have argued that they are one in the same. It is a very convincing argument especially when examining the UN Convention on genocide. The UN Convention defines genocide as “any of the follow acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group” (Jones 13). The wordings of the definition can