Rough Draft: Genocide Genocide is another common word for “massacre” or “mass murder” that has been used across the world and continues to spread thought the nation rapidly in today’s society. It is also seen as a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves (NA, “What is Genocide”). All around the world people have heard of the Holocaust or Armenian Genocides. These horrific acts have been remembered throughout history for their infamous ways that people were treated and killed. Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation (Dictionary.com).
Millions and millions of innocent people were massacred for, what appears to be, nothing. The Rwandan genocide is one the most memorable and savage. One million faultless Rwandans slaughtered, like animals, in one hundred days. The Hutu-government of Rwanda was lead by the ruthless , Jean-Paul Akayesu. They declared war on the Tutsis.
During the Cambodian Genocide and the Holocaust, the officers beat and prodded the victims that did not meet their expectations and were abruptly displaced from their homes. In comparison to the Cambodians, Germany’s dictator, Adolf Hitler, had one goal to execute all Jews, just like how Pol Pot had a goal to kill all educated Cambodians. Both the Cambodians in the Cambodian Genocide and the Jews in the novel Night were treated similarly because both victims were displaced out of their homes, overworked, mistreated, and starved. Moreover, officers of the genocides starved the victims of the Holocaust and the
What does it take for a genocide to be officially declared as a “genocide” and widely recognized by different nations as such? During the rise of World War I, in 1915, the Ottoman Empire set a plan to eliminate the Armenian race and portray it as a “threat” to the development of the Turkish nation. Over the course of just 3 years, this plan annihilated over 3/4 of the Armenian population in the Empire, or 1.5 million individuals. This devastating historical event might sound familiar, because just a few decades later the most large-scaled genocide in the history of humankind conducted by the Nazis took the lives of around 6 million Jews and over 10 million civilians from the countries conquered by Germany at the time of World War II. Today,
Like the Nazi’s cleansing Europe of it’s Jews, the Serbs aim was the ethnic cleansing of any Muslims or Croatian presence in Serbian territory. This stage was called classification because the Serbians were classifying them of their race and that's what started this horrible genocide. There plan of attack was in five steps, their first step was to urge Serb residents to leave the city while surrounding the town with artillery fire. The second was to execute the leader and intelligence of that town, third was to separate the women, children, and old men from those of fighting age. Then they would send women, children, and also the old men to concentration camps or national borders for the fourth step.
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. On April 24, the genocide began. The turkish government
The Japanese also forced families to commit incestous acts. Sons were forced to rape their mothers, fathers were forced to rape their daughters, monks who declared a life of celibacy were also forced to rape women. In addition, the streets were filled with rotting
The Silent Holocaust: The Guatemalan Genocides Genocide is not only a murderous madness, but the thought of a political Utopia, tempting many political leaders of multi-ethnic, religious, and cultural societies throughout history. From 1978 to 1983, General Efrain Rios Montt conducted inhumane acts and brutal killings against indigenous communities in Guatemala. ‘Death squads’ were sent into communities, killing anyone with a trace of fear in order to, “Dry up the human sea in which the guerrilla fish swim,” as stated by Montt. Although rebellion support was gained from cruel acts carried out by the government, troops responded to rebellious guerilla movements with massive massacres on innocent civilians. The Guatemalan genocides were
The Khmer Rouge ordered the persecution of intellects, religious figures, and ethnic minorities are the victims of the genocide. Anyone who would oppose the regime was order to be persecuted such as doctors, intellects, teachers, former military, police force, lawyers etc. As well, as anyone who could not make the trip to the collective farms such as the ill, elderly, and young were killed on the spot. In addition, citizens who were Christians, Buddhists, and Cambodia Muslims were ordered to persecute and killed for their beliefs. Another group was the persecution of Cambodian Vietnamese origin and anyone else that was not of Cambodia origin.
The Holocaust was an execution of 8 million Europeans, and “ 6 million of the Europeans killed were Jewish women, children, and men that were brutally murdered” (Strahinich 7). It “was a catastrophe in our modern history” (Strahinich 7) now staining our history pages with hundreds of innocent people’s blood, forever lost in the grounds of the Holocaust. It took “place in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Latvia, and Czechoslovakia” (Altman 9) is some of the places where hundreds died. Thanks to “Adolf Hitler” (Strahinich 8) and “the Nazis government” (Strahinich 10), they “plunged most of Europe” (Allen 7) into turmoil, taking lives that did not need to go. 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 year of 1994 rape was legally recognized as a method of genocide, the members of the Hutu militia raped approximately a million of Tutsi women in the case of the Rwanda genocide. Women’s represented the survival of an ethnic group. When the women’s were raped it was the same as destroying their race or ethnicity. When the Tutsi was royal under the colonial rule the women’s thought of themselves as too good for the Hutu men because they were considered to be more beautiful than Hutu women so because of it the Hutu ethnicity degraded and also their masculinity was insulted. “Rape shattered the image that Tutsi women were too good for Hutu men”.
The most alarming aspect of the children of Rwanda was that yes, many were victims, but others were perpetrators as well. Many children were used as tools of the genocide since they were the most vulnerable, and persuasive-compared to a Rwandan adult. They participated in the genocide as members of the Rwandan army, because soldiers killed, burned and destroyed, regardless of sex, ethnic group and most importantly age. In almost all cases, children were forced into committing crimes, or joined rebel groups/the army because that was their only option if they had become an orphan as a result of other mass