The Bosnian genocide which occurred in 1992-1995, The Holocaust which was 1933-1945, and the Darfur Genocide that began in 2003 and still continues today. All genocides are just as important but even if you only remember three it is enough to spread how important events like this should never occur again. Many of innocent men, women, and children died in each one. In The Bosnian genocide and The Holocaust many were sent to concentration camps which there they spend there lives during the crisis, in these camps many died of starvation, disease, force labor, and much more. Families in these genocides were separated and many never saw their families again.
During the Holocaust millions of people were killed by the Nazis because they were not the ideal race. The Nuremberg Trials were held in Nuremberg, Germany. The judges of the trials were from Great Britain, the Soviet Union, the United States, and France. These trials were held to bring justice to all the lives lost during World War two. After the Holocaust, the Nuremberg Trials were held to bring justice to Nazi officials, Industrialists, but failed to punish those who escaped.
How would you feel if one day you were told to leave your whole life behind to live in captivity just because people halfway across the world did something wrong? This horror story was all too true for the thousands of Japanese Americans alive during World War II. Almost overnight, thousands of proud Japanese Americans living on the west coast were forced to leave their homes and give up the life they knew. The United States government was not justified in the creation of Japanese internment camps because it stripped law-abiding American citizens of their rights out of unjustified fear. Furthermore, the United States should do more to compensate the families of those impacted by internment because the recompense provided initially was minimal and should be considered an affront to the memory of the victims.
I believe that WWII was indeed the last total war of the modern era. "Total war is a military conflict in which contenders are willing to make any sacrifice in lives and other resources to obtain a complete victory." This was made obvious by numerous factors including Operation Meetinghouse or as many know it the firebombing of Tokyo. The United States unleashed a fury of which has never been seen before. Over 1,000,000 were made homeless and 100,000 civilians were killed in this raid.
“Seeing there was nothing I can do for the lieutenant, I continued to my battle station” is the feeling you get when learning about Pearl Harbor. It was the end of 1941, and America felt it was an untouchable world power. Little did they know that Japan was going to attack them. On December 7, 1941 the Japanese came with their fleet and ambushed Pearl Harbor, which not only killed and wounded many Americans but also changed American history. It weakened America to the point that it lost its sense of invincibility, power and security.
(Creative Title) During World War II more than the 3% of the world 's population was gone cause of World War II. This may look like a small number but really this is 60 million of the world’s people died. During World War II, many countries offered a resistance, but many of those resistance were executed or escaped from Germany with a few Jews. Hitler played a major role during World War II, he started the war by conquering Poland and declaring war against Britain and France. He started using hostages in the war to win.
While in power Hitler created concentration camps to contain Jews and people not of German background. These camps “initially held around 45,000 prisoners” or “undesirable elements of German society, such as Jews, criminals, and homosexuals” (Wikipedia). Many people agreed that what Hitler was doing was righteous and true. Many people even joined in the massacre of the Jews. They believed that all the evil that was happening to the Jews,
The Jewish population was cut down so much. Two out of every three Jews were killed. Hundreds of thousands of Jews established their homes somewhere else. Many left Europe and went to numerous amounts of places. Yehuda Bauer, a survivor of the Holocaust said, “Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.” There were many Holocaust views from the Jews especially about their God.
Millions of Jews were murdered leaving a scar on the history of the human race. Yet, certain groups rose up against the cruel reign of Hitler to stand up for what is right. One such group, or better yet, country, was the United States of America, taking in almost twenty seven thousand Jewish refugees, and aiding
It all started off with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, this spelled trouble for the Japanese immigrants already settled in America. They worked hard to overcome discrimination and managed to establish small businesses and farms (Roosevelt, 1942, p. 112). Another reason for such the drastic measure taken, was the growing distrust in Japanese immigrants and their children. To justify taking the Japanese Americans, General John L. DeWitt was convinced that they were more loyal to their Japanese heritage than their American citizenship (Roosevelt, 1942, p. 112). Internment Camps Due to the lack of trust in the Japanese citizens and immigrants, President Kennedy ordered them all to be sent to detention camps.