The article “Teens Against Hitler” by Lauren Tarshis, describes the great challenges Ben, his family, and many other Jewish families faced over the rule of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis amid World War II. History Since the end of World War II in 1918 Germany had been struggling, and their community was in no condition for war (6). But, Hitler took power by tapping into those feelings, and declared that Germans were superior to everyone else (6). Adolf Hitler was plotting the annihilation of Europe’s 9.5 million
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.
“It is generally not known in the world that, in the years preceding 1916, there was a concerted effort to eliminate all the Armenian people, probably one of the greatest tragedies that ever befell any group. And there weren’t any Nuremberg trials”(Carter, 1987). Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States, said this quote at the White House reception honoring Armenian Americans in May of 1978. It shows how little is known about the Armenian Genocide and that the survivors never received closure like the Holocaust survivors did with the Nuremberg Trials. During the Armenian Genocide, which lasted from 1915 until 1916, 1.2 million Armenians were brutally murdered.
The Armenian Genocide By:Diona Mehmeti Due to the decline in the Ottoman Empire’s power and influence they sided with Germany and Austria in WWI as a final hope to regain what they had lost. The Ottoman Empire was mostly Muslim but had a small Christian population, the Armenians. A very nationalistic group in the Ottoman Empire known as the Young Turks began to want the empire to be “modernized and be cleansed”. They believed that in order to make the Ottoman Empire pure, that they must get rid of the Armenians.
How many people really die in a genocide? The answer, millions. The Holocaust, Rwandan Genocide, and Armenian Genocide are among the many genocides which have killed a countless number of people. The Holocaust, one of the biggest genocides in the world killed around 5,900,000 to 11,000,000. The Rwandan Genocide killed from 500,000 to 1,000,000 people, while the Armenian Genocide killed 800,000 to 180,000.
Rahul Mone Mrs. Marsden ELA Honors I 4 February, 2016 The Cambodian Genocide The genocides of Cambodia and the Holocaust were two major genocides that have changed the history of the world forever. The Cambodian genocide started when the Khmer Rouge attempted to nationalize and centralize the peasant farming society of Cambodia (Quinn 63).
In July of 1995, 8000 Bosnians were killed during the war in Bosnia, which is the largest massacre in Europe since the Holocaust. An estimated total of 100,000 people were killed and over 2 million people were displaced (Past Genocides). Although the United States and the whole world knew what was going on, they decided to be indifferent to the cause and the US refused to send in troops. Wiesel says, “Indifference is always the friend of the enemy, for it benefits the aggressor” (Wiesel). By being indifferent, the US was helping the Serbs with the benefit of allowing them to continue killing the Bosnians and continued to avoid helping by referring to the conflict as an “ethnic cleansing” rather than “genocide,” which it was.
100 years ago, the attempted annihilation of an entire race known as the Armenian genocide began. From 1914 - 1922, the massacres perpetrated by the government of Young Turks and later the Kemalist government aimed to eliminate all Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire (Armenian Genocide Museum - Institute). A population which had lived in the same region for centuries suddenly became nearly extinct. As for the cause, the outbreak of World War I provided the Young Turks an opportunity to solve the “Armenian question.” The Armenian question refers to the defence and liberty as well as fair treatment of Armenians during the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire (United Human Rights Council).
The number of such events outnumbered 20 and the number of people killed was nearly 160 million. In the history of the 20th century with its Nazism, ethnic cleansing, deportations, clash of empires, wars in Yugoslavia and Post-Soviet territories, violence that touched upon even Africa and Asia – it is nationalism to be blamed to be the reason of all this cruelty that existed globally in the 1900s. However, does nationalism always lead to genocide? In this essay, I would try to give an answer to this question and prove my opinion that nationalism in practice frequently leads to genocide, analyzing theory and history of the twentieth century particularly. I would try to shortly explain how nationalism is understood by different sociologists and historians, what was naturally meant by nationalism and what it became in practice,
This paragraph is going to talk about the Germans’ reaction to the Treaty of Versailles. Germans had a negative impact about the Treaty of Versailles. In a German newspaper called Deutsche Zeitung, published on 28 June 1919, it stated that “The disgraceful Treaty is being signed today. Don’t forget it! We will never stop until we win back what we deserve.”
While a variety of choices culminated in the 1994 genocide, the Clinton administration, when confronted by the facts, chose not to stop the fight (Kohen 1). In class, we discuss that genocide is defined as acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or part, a national, ethical, racial or religious group. Written by Nicole Winfield of the Online Global Policy, the United Nations released a report assessing United Nation’s involvement in Rwanda. The release said the UN and its member states failed Rwanda in deplorable ways in 1994, ignoring evidence that a genocide was planned, refusing to act once it was underway and finally abandoning the Rwandan people when they most needed protection (Winfield 1). In Hotel Rwanda, I believe that racism played a role in the international community’s failure to act to stop the genocide, as the UN colonel says.