Holocaust Vs Rwanda Genocide

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“By genocide we mean the destruction of a nation or of an ethnic group.”… this quote can connect to Genocide, the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a specific ethnic group or nation. Sad to say that there have been about 20 genocides in the world 's history, today you will be given an example of two genocides… the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide. The Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide were both tragic, however, these events differ in the goals of the perpetrators, in their impact on the world, and in how they were resolved. First, we’ll start with the Holocaust… one of the most planned out genocides in history. Hitler trying to meet his goal of “purity” by trying to kill every Jewish person and not only…show more content…
Have you ever had a feud with another family or group of people?... Well the Hutu have, and this specific group was the Tutsi. Eventually this lead to the Hutu Killing 800,000 people of the Tutsi minority in the space of 100 days. Men were told to kill their Tutsi wives, and if they didn’t... the lives of them and their wife/wives would have been taken. In the text, BBC:100 days of genocide, it says, “ Lists of government opponents were handed out to militias who went and killed them, along with all of their families. Neighbors killed neighbors and some husbands, even killed their Tutsi wives, saying they would be killed if they refused.” You may wonder what would cause such a horrid thing? Well it all started way back in 1990 where they fought until a peace deal was agreed in 1993. But on the night of April 6th, 1994, president Juvenal Habyarimana, and his counterpart Cyprien Ntaryamira of Burundi, both Hutus, was shot down, killing everyone on board. The Hutus extremists blamed RPF and immediately started a well-organised campaign of slaughter. The RPF said the plane had been shot down by Hutus to provide an excuse for the genocide. In the text it says, “On the night of 6 April 1994 a plane carrying then President Juvenal Habyarimana, and his counterpart Cyprien Ntaryamira of Burundi - both Hutus - was shot down, killing everyone on board. Hutu extremists blamed the RPF and immediately started a well-organised campaign of slaughter. The RPF said the plane had been shot down by Hutus to provide an excuse for the genocide.” France tried to solve the disagreements between the Tutsi and Hutus by setting up safe zones but was later prosecuted for claims of them not doing enough. In the text, BBC:100 days of genocide, it says, “The French, who were allies of the Hutu government, sent a force
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