“Genocide is an attempt to exterminate a people, not to alter their behavior.” Jack Schwartz. Genocide is mass murder, it happens in all parts of the world. A common known genocide is the Holocaust. Where a group known as the“Nazis” (lead by Hitler) murdered more than six million people (many were Jewish). Another is the Rwandan genocide, the Belgians split Rwanda's tribe as “Hutus” and “Tutsis”, based on the width of their nose. When the Belgians left Rwanda the Tutsis were left in charge. This angered the Hutus so they tried to exterminate them with machetes after they ran out of bullets. Both of these examples are horrible mass killings, very similar, but also very different.
No, the shooting down of President Habyarimana’s plane did not initiate the genocide but rather, the genocide was affected by the deep rooted tensions between two groups who inhabited Rwanda, the Hutu’s and the Tutsi’s. These two groups had gone through a long period of power struggles which will be explored throughout this essay. Showing that the genocide did not occur as a result of one assassination. “It is buried too deep in grudges, under an accumulation of misunderstandings...’ . Although it is argued that the plane crash did indeed initiate the genocide and that the genocide was merely a reaction to the plane crash.
In contrast, “The Genocidal Killer in the Mirror” focuses on the history of mass death goes back as far as 500 years ago. Sartwell cited some historical events that happened, including the Cambodian Killing Field, Nazi Holocaust, Cultural Revolution, Belgians vs. Congolese and the African Slave Trade. In his article, Sartwell assumes that authority especially hierarchies is the most “evil” thing in our society. Sartwell also states that all humans are "evil” (Sartwell), but then ask if evil is something that is learned behavior through institutional means, for example through media and bureaucracy.
The word genocide is the combination of the Greek word "geno" (meaning tribe or race) and “caedere” (the Latin word for to kill). When used the definition of the word means the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. This word has such a profound impact is due to it affecting millions of people 's lives because they don 't have the freedom to believe in what they want, however, if they do they can and will be punished or killed by the leaders in their country. Many countries are still facing the problem of genocide because it directly relates to people 's beliefs and ideas, where they think that
The United States often have an had interest in the political, social and civil crises of other countries in order to benefit themselves. American senior officials hid the truth of the Rwanda Genocide to avoid public moral obligation. The government did not give any financial or political support to the country because Rwanda did not offer minerals or political advantages and stability; the US ' government did not want to be involved in another conflict, even though it has helped other countries in the past.1 But what is truly deeper hidden, are the stories of people like Immacule, a young girl, who, unlike thousands of others, survived the catastrophic genocide in Rwanda.
The denial of human rights in Ukraine and Cambodia has had huge impacts on regional and international communities. Ukraine was very independent, and Stalin wanted to remove the threat that the Ukrainians were becoming. In Cambodia, Pol Pot attempted to create a utopian Communist agrarian society.
In this day and age, the world is very corrupt. From lying to killing, we’ve got it all. Unfortunately, genocide is among one of the problems of this perverted world. Genocide is a deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. Something connected to genocide that is on its own level of disgusting is that many people disregard the genocides that are going on, like the one in Darfur, and there are people that even deny that past genocides, like the holocaust, has ever happened. Now, there were times where people tried to stop genocides. As the cartoon drawn by Michael “Sudsy” Sutherland shows the UN saying that they
“We are in the presence of a crime without a name,” said British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Nazis were always remembered for the killing of over six million European Jews, but at the time, there was no name for this wicked act. After the war, many of these Nazi war criminals were convicted of an act called genocide, a word that did not exist before 1944. Genocide is the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group. Genocide occurs because of many factors that trigger this cruelty. Although there are many reasons that can be considered to result in genocide, the three main reasons that result to this mass slaughter, are caused by: the authority that leads them, the ethnic tension between
The Holocaust and Darfur genocides are both huge turning points in history and we learn a lot from them. Both the genocides left millions of people dead for no reason. The cause of the Holocaust was the rise of the Nazis hatred and anti-Semitism. One cause of the Darfur genocide was the Black Arabs being discriminated against. Also Hitler and the Nazis convinced the people the Jews were responsible for the bad economic state. The way they convinced the people this is because Hitler had a way of speaking which people always agreed with. Darfur was caused because of the desire to extinguish the African Tribes. There was poverty and a famine and the Janjaweed people were going around killing people in the villages.
Genocide is the deliberate and systematic killing of a large group of people, usually an ethnic group or nation. Some people argue this was not genocide because it is claimed that it was not deliberate or systematic, while they are somewhat correct in the killings not being systematic rather a free for all, but the murders were most definitely deliberate. I think that it was genocidal in that there was some organisation to the killings and as we know today many people have not even heard of the Armenians so the mass killings are obvious. Therefore I wanted to research the Armenian Genocide and my focus questions are: Why did the genocide occur? What happened during the genocide? What happened afterwards and how did the world respond? Overall, I want to consider what grounds a nation will step in to defend another from the threat of
Author Elie Wiesel in his moving speech “Perils of Indifference” argues that mass genocide is often overlooked by those who remain indifferent. Fifty four years later, Wiesel recalls memories of his time spent in the concentration camps of Buchenwald; along with nine million others who were brutally tortured and murdered. The haunting question remains in the back of his mind-- Why didn’t anyone attempt to stop it? Now, Wiesel directs this Question towards America and anyone else who looked the other way during those harsh times. Wiesel states “Those non- Jews, those Christians, that we called the ‘Righteous Gentiles,’ whose selfless acts of heroism saved the honor of their faith. Why were they so few? Why was there a greater effort to save SS murderers after the war than to save their victims during the war?” Unfortunately, Wiesel’s speech remains relevant to this day. Mass genocides are still happening around the world and the people remain indifferent to their problems. One
World Without Genocide states, “Over 480,000 people have been killed, and over 2.8 million people are displaced.” Using cultural relativism in the Darfur genocide, we can improve or stop the situation. Cultural relativism is understanding other cultures on their own terms, in their own context.
The genocide was an after affect of the scramble for Africa by European countries who help no regard for the people who already lived their. In the scramble for Africa many European countries raced to make claims on land in Africa that was already lived on by natives, they mistreated the natives and killed and enslaved many of them. This was prevalent in Rwanda when the belgians imperialized the land. The belgians sent the Hutus who were the majority of the population into slavery and lead to mass deaths of their people. But they lead the land through another ethnic group the tutsis who made up about 15% of the population compared to the 85% population of Hutus. This made large divides between the two cultures and later many civil conflicts between the groups. In 1994 when the president 's plane was shot down the government and Hutu militants blamed the Tutsis, radio broadcasts across the country encourages Hutus to take revenge and kill the Tutsis, in the end an estimated 800000 to 1 million people died. The globalization of Belgians colony and the scramble for africa through that part of the world into a blood conflict of cultures and terrorist/militant groups that still rages on
Genocide has been a cause since the early 1400s and still continues to be a cause. It seems that killing off a massive amount of people will never seem to end. Generations died off due to the fact of genocides, so many innocent souls yet so little help. Genocide is and will always be an important topic, we as humans can choose how far we will allow things to end or continue. During this project I stated various genocides and added many pictures to show how serious and upsetting this cause is. I also interviewed someone that was impacted by a genocide, to show how genocides can change the living even if the genocide was years ago. It seems that the world has
For several decades various cultures have been rich with history and traditions that transcended time. However these cultures go through very dark times such as genocide. Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, specifically those of a particular ethnic group or nation. On one hand neutrality is a positive alternative of genocide because if a country stays neutral, that country would likely have peace. On the other hand being a bystander or being neutral is letting thousands of innocent lives die at your hands. This inaction by the decisions of a country influences people to deem their self interests more important than the unity and prosperity of the human race as a whole. Neutrality is a very hard decision and can have a number of different impacts both positive and negative, which is highly controversial but neutrality should not be used as a decision for a country.