Inside these sectionalized camps people were separated by gender, country of origin, captured enemies of state and their sexual orientation. Roma and Jewish families were ripped apart from each other as part of the Nazi effort to inflict as much emotional and psychological pain as possible. Prisoners were lined up by gender and physicians examined them as part of the selection process to decide who would go into labor camps or who would be put to death (Auschwitz- Birkenau 1). Living conditions at labor camps were less than ideal and more often than not people died from the strenuous activity. The SS guards at the camp worked the people relentlessly and once they became too weak to work they killed them in the gas chambers.
By examining the life of Joseph Stalin, the number of executions of political prisoners, and the aftermath of the genocide, it is clear that Stalin’s genocide was one of the worst things to happen in the world. The perpetrator was Joseph Stalin. He was the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, also known as the USSR. Stalin was not like other dictators.
People were robbed, killed, forced to evacuate their homes, and mistreated in many other ways during the Cambodian Genocide. These people had to live in terrible conditions. The same thing goes for what the reader sees of the Holocaust in Elie Wiesel’s Night. Throughout the book, the reader follows the author as he witnesses huge amounts of mass murder, watches as other people are brutally abused, as he, too, is being horribly mistreated, all while he is being forced to live in horrible living conditions. However, there are other factors that go into what make a genocide, well, a genocide.
Women, children, the elderly, and people who could not work were killed immediately. Millions of innocent people died, and very few people did survive. In Night, Elie Wiesel shows that the relationships between father and son change dramatically due to the inhumanity of death
Because of his living conditions and being bullied and called name led him to treat people who opposed him cruelly. Stalin also killed over 2 million people during his rule as leader of Russia/U.S.S.R. When he called for a collectivization and there were millions of kulaks that opposed Stalin many of which were killed and during the collectivization millions more died. Stalin turned Russia into a totalitarian state, meaning everything would be controlled by Stalin. He used fear to get the people what they wanted, and the people’s voice started to fade.
Bernbaum explains what happened at the ghetto and what actions were carried out: “The Nazis followed many brutal policies rooted in anti-semitism which is prejudice against Jews. They forced East European Jews into ghettos and deprived them of basic human rights” (Berenbaum). The Nazis eventually sent nearly all the ghetto residents to death camps. The mass murder of European Jews by the Nazis is known as the Holocaust. Before the German invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, more than 350,000 Jews lived in Warsaw.
Marked by the dehumanizing and horrific genocide of the Jewish people, the Holocaust was a significant conflict that fueled the militant period of the twentieth century. As the spearhead of the Nazi Party of Germany from 1934 to 1945, Adolf Hitler sponsored the brutal persecution and genocide of around six million Jewish individuals, along with many other casualties. Subjugated to the tyranny of the concentration and labor camps where they were stripped of their identity and liberty, the individuals that survived the Holocaust will carry the burden of their traumatic memories through their lifetime. In his memoir, Night, Elie Wiesel explores his harrowing experiences imprisoned in multiple concentration camps as a teenager during the Holocaust.
The Mongols did do some good things, but the negatives just stuck out because they had more of an impact on the world. The Mongolians of the Asian Steppe had a negative impact on the world during their rule of the Asian continent from 1206 to 1368 by influencing death, destruction and guided life. One of the biggest impacts that the Mongols had on the world was how they killed anyone they wanted. In document 4 it states how many people died because of the Mongols. In 1220 60,000 people died.
The large scale destruction and oppression of art has in some sense allowed for artistic creation to blossom. Pieces such as Messaien’s Quartet for the End of Time and Strauss’ Metamorphosen were created and inspired by great tragedy and frustration caused by Hitler’s Third Reich. In spite of this there is no denying the fact that many artists were silenced during this period, a numerous amount were killed along with the other 11 million victims during the Holocaust. Others despondently lived in fear, intimidated into not disobeying strict regimes. Regardless of their unavoidable life changing fate, each musician made a choice which shaped
“The most dangerous people. The people who violently destroy and end the most lives, are still on the outside- they are the people running banks, governments, and courtrooms and they are the people wearing military and police uniforms”. This above quote from the article really shocked me because people who have the most authority are capable of harming others. People who don’t have any sort of authority, they are being punished.
Here, the conditions were glum, dirty, and inhumane. Unknown to the outside world, these camps tortured, killed, and split up millions of families. The disabled, the colored, the Jewish, and others that were not Hitler’s Aryan race were killed. Camp conditions were poor and chances of survival were very slim. Inside the camp daily life, the killing methods, and finally the liberation of the camps played huge roles in the deadly Holocaust.
This force, which was ordered and led by Heinrich Himmler, used revolting and fearsome methods in order to punish those in Germany who did not fit into Hitler’s concept of a clean ‘Aryan’ race, such as Jews and homosexuals and those who did not tolerate or believe in the Nazi’s ideologies, all possible without a need for evidence. Millions of others, consisting of men, woman and children were sent to concentration camps with dreadful and unsuitable conditions and were forced into hard labour. These inhumane actions done by the Gestapo members were all in an attempt to defeat and target those who criticise the Nazi’s views and overall play an important role in maintaining Nazi control over German society by letting fear drain the German
Containment was used by the United States so they could prevent communism spreading and was used towards the Guatemalans, Greece, Turkey, and Cuba during the cold war. In which was successful in stopping communism from spreading but did require people being killed or be put in jail which is bad because they got punished for something they believed on. This happened around 1954 because at that time they were fighting the cold war so they had to come with a quick and effective way to stop communism from spreading and containment was the solution. Containment was a big step for the Unites states, they were to intimidate the Soviet Union.
The Cold War: A New History written by John Lewis Gaddis is an audacious attempt at describing a conflict that lasted in excess of forty years within the confines of a two hundred page book. Gaddis expertly accomplished the task of compressing four decades of geopolitical unrest between two superpowers that brought the phrase “Mutual Assured Destruction” into America’s lexicon.