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 Great Purge marks an extreme period of executions and oppression in the Soviet Union (“Guided History”). Stalin’s purging was his way of dealing with political opposition in the Soviet Union (“War History Online”). Many people believe that Hitler and Stalin took after one another. According to “United to End Genocide”, the words “Never Again” were said after the Holocaust. Tragically, since then, history has repeated itself many times, including Stalin’s purges.
During the Armenian Genocide, which lasted from 1915 until 1916, 1.2 million Armenians were brutally murdered. They were murdered in either massacre and individual killings, or from systematic ill-treatment, exposure, and starvation. In the novel Forgotten Fire, the main social issue, the Armenian Genocide, compares to the Holocaust as they both were caused by a hatred of a specific race, they both resulted in extreme violence and immense casualties, and they both had many heroes who made considerable sacrifices on behalf of those being persecuted. The Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide were sparked by the hatred of a specific minority race, the Jews, and the Armenians. The leaders of the countries involved in genocides often promoted them and contribute to the heinous crimes.
A genocide is the act of destroying members of a group, which is what the Hutus were doing to the Tutsis. The UN said that there were ‘acts of genocide’ occuring in Rwanda, but by the definition of genocide, any one of the acts of genocide means that the event is a genocide. The Rwandan incident shows “a) Killing members of the group, b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group, [and] c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part.” Of the 5 acts of genocide, 3 were shown in Rwanda, and even just one of the acts would mean an genocide. There is no such thing as acts of genocide, since any act of genocide means genocide, which was stated by the UN. Additionally, by article 3 and article 4, all the people accountable for the Rwandan genocide are subject to punishment.
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.
The Bosnian genocide was a series of mass killings of the Bosnian Muslims between 1992 and 1995. The genocide was committed by the Serbians, who saw it fit to rid Bosnia and Herzegovina of the Muslim culture. It was one of the bloodiest and gory periods in Bosnians history, and will forever be etched into the memory of the survivors, who had to witness the violence and traumatizing actions taken by the Serbs. Future genocides like the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be prevented as long as the United Nations is doing their part and checking in on the current leaders, and if law enforcement in that country has the right to severely punish any acts of racially-based violence, in order to make an example of the person committing those acts, to discourage others from following. The tension between the three main ethnicities
Anne Frank was a girl who was hiding from the Germans during the Holocaust. After two years of hiding, she was killed and we know what her life was like because we have her diary. Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. The Holocaust was the killing of people with Jewish heritage by the Germans. After being exposed to multiple perspectives my understanding of genocide has changed because, I now know that there are more than one cause of genocide, how the support of other countries and their leaders have affected the victims of genocide, and how some stories can help you understand how it was like living during genocide.
Causes and Effects of the Rwandan Genocide Introduction Wikipedia defines Genocide as the “systematic destruction of all or a significant part of a racial, ethnic, religious or national group”. During one of humanity 's darkest periods, a tragedy that spanned one hundred short days, triggered in April 1994 and summarily ended in July of the same year witnessed the senseless eradication of approximately eight hundred thousand of the minority Tutsi tribe’s men, women and children, all citizens of Rwanda. Class distinction is cited as one of the main reasons for this genocide, the Hutu majority mistrusted the Tutsi minority who were seen as elite members of society. This distinction became more pronounced shortly after World War One when the Belgians assumed control of Rwanda. They were instrumental in growing the tensions between the Hutu and Tutsi tribes by rewarding Tutsis with Western education and denying Hutus any economical and political powers to the Hutus.
Hotel Rwanda directed by Terry George and released in 2004, is one of the films that most accurately depict the reality of the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. This genocide marks one of the most bloody and abrupt in the history of genocides where the Tutsi began slaughtering the Hutu. The story is told through the main character Paul Rusesabagina’s heroic acts as a hotel manager and his dedication to his family and people. The story centers on him and his family sheltering Hutu refugees at the Mille Colline Hotel in Kigali, resisting the Tutsi rebels as they began the massacre of Hutu families almost overnight. The film clearly portrays how and why the genocide began and it is through this that theoretical concepts such as ethnic violence and ethno-political mobilization can be drawn.
While the Ottoman Empire was in rule, the members of the church were assassinated by the Turks, causing the numbers of the church to decrease drastically. "Some Armenians took their faith with them, and now Armenian Apostolic churches are located in a number of countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Canada, and the United States. The Armenian Apostolic Church has approximately six million members" (Mohn