After he took control he did massive purging of the followers and loyal officers of Lenin, and these purges involved more deaths and exiling. His death count was higher than Hitler’s and then all he ruined lives of those who were exiled or the families of the ones who died. Although some people can argue that Stalin did some good things, such as help the Allied forces defeat the Axis powers during WWII. When he helped the Allied forces, Hitler’s army was beginning to invade Russia and Stalin had the Russian army push back the invading forces all the way back to Berlin.
Hitler’s acts to the Jews were completely unethical and disrespectful of human dignity. Furthermore, Hitler’s massive killing of the Jewish people with poison gas in the concentration camps in Germany, and his allied territories were unlawful because all the Jewish victims were innocent citizens and had their human rights to live. About 6 millions of Jews were killed during the Holocaust, and that tragedy was all caused by people’s hatred and selfishness. Today, although the German government acknowledged their responsibility for the crime committed during WWII and provided financial assistance to the victims’ families, the massive illegal killing of Jewish people were
They argue that the Armenians were an enemy force and that their slaughter was a necessary war measure, but the real reason that Turkey still denies it is most likely because they want to avoid paying reparations and being publicly shamed. The Armenian genocide has been thoroughly studied and documented by genocide scholars and the historical record is most definitely unambiguous. Only in 1997 did the International Association of Genocide Scholars declare unanimously that the Turkish massacres of over one million Armenians was a crime of genocide. Many other countries have decided to public declare that the Armenian massacres by the Turks was a genocide, namely France, Russia, etc., but the United States have yet join. The reason that the United States is so reluctant to publicly acknowledged this genocide is because they have a huge airbase in Turkey that they desperately need for their wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Holocaust Concentration Camps: Auschwitz The Holocaust was a horrid experience. The Holocaust came about because Adolf Hitler was upset over the loss of World War I. Hitler blamed the Jews for Germany’s loss in World War I, and he wanted to take over Germany, with that came him thinking he had to get rid of all the Jewish people. So after the loss of World War I, he tried and succeeded with the extermination of most of the Jews.
While developing Tehlirian’s character in the book may help construct the viewpoint from Armenians, with no statements from Turkish viewpoint, makes the story heavily one sided. Bogosian explains that the Armenian Genocide begun with the Committee of Union and Progress (otherwise known as the CUP) concluding that Armenians will bring bring an end to Ottoman Empire, only looking at Armenian fedayeen harassing Ottoman troops in the eastern
The Holocaust is one of the world’s darkest, most appalling events in the history of the world. Timothy Snyder, in his Op-Ed titled “The Next Genocide,” comments on the Holocaust by implying that “the Nazi Final Solution [was] some dark apex of high technology… [which] may seem a distant horror whose lessons have already been learned” (Snyder). However, he also proposes several reasons as to why the possibility of a genocide, similar to the Holocaust, is on the edge of happening. He examines that the main reason for Hitler’s treacherous actions towards the Jews was because he “believed that Germany needed more land and food to survive…and that Jews, and their ideas, posed a threat to his violent expansionist program.”
The Negligent Carnage in Darfur Genocides are almost always started when a malevolent person who has so much hatred leads blind people to commit atrocious acts. In many countries people feel marginalized and discriminated against. In Darfur of 2003, two rebel groups went against the government and claimed to be oppressed (“Darfur Genocide”). The Khartoum government felt attacked, so he ordered the Janjaweed to brutally and maliciously raid communities. The lamentable events that caused the Darfur Genocide exemplify how many factors led to the gruesome killing spree including the Khartoum government harsh actions, the rebel groups going against the government, and the Janjaweed’s terrible intent to slaughter and molest Darfurians.
As a younger person, he went through an incredibly racist and segregated time in Nazi Germany during the holocaust and was forced to do labor and live on starvation rations. This made him realize that because of America’s indifference, he was at high risk for dying. He states in “The Perils of Indifference” that, “to be indifferent to that suffering is what makes the human being inhuman,” (Weisel). Basically this can be interpreted to show why the author thinks every human should understand and act on their basic human emotion of compassion and sympathy. He explains his theory on how humans become inhuman and this quote could easily convince another person to become more active to make a difference.
Hitler and some German socialists believed in the purity of Germans’ ethnicity; they saw Jews and Gypsies as the most dangerous threat to their race purity. When Hitler came to power, he started stripping Jews from their jobs and properties. After that, he started gathering them from all Europe, departed them to the Polish ghettoes, and gassing and killing them. By the end of WWII, he killed more than 6 million Jews. However, there were some survivors who witnessed the whole catastrophic story of the Holocaust.
By ravaging the countryside, the famine not only destroyed millions of innocent human beings-estimates range from 4 to 10 million-but also retarded by generations the natural evolution of Ukrainian nationhood. The traditional Ukrainian values of hope, individualism, and hard work disappeared. Fear, apathy, and alcoholism became the hallmarks of the collective farm. Cities of Ukraine remained bastions of Russification. In general, the traumatized survivors found themselves voiceless cogs in the huge bureaucratic machine that the Soviet union had become….”(Document
Elie Wiesel states that, “there is so much injustice and suffering crying out for our attention. (Night, page 190) ” Elie Wiesel questions why the world kept the evils of Nazi Germany silent, and how humanity let this happened. The witness in the Isis article mentions how people don’t make these genocides a bigger issue. This shows that despite the thousands of deaths caused by both groups, the world decides not to do much, and society needs to stand up and stop these genocides.
The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews. “German authorities established camps to handle the masses of people arrested as alleged subversives.” (www.ushmm.org) Germany blamed the Jews for their loss of World War I. “Concentration camps held two purposes, these purposes were to demoralize and dehumanize the prisoners.” (www.owlspace-ccm.rice.edu) The Nazis tortured them and made them break on the inside.
These two horrific events were similar in that they both fit criteria for a genocide. The purpose and motivation for these acts of brutality, though very misled and immoral, was to eliminate a different ethnicity or race. In Rwanda, The two major ethnicities are the Hutus and the Tutsis (Giovanelli 15).Tutsi people tended to be taller, had paler skin, while also having more european facial features than that of Hutu people (White 42). The Tutsis were in political dominance until the assassination of Rwanda’s president, a Hutu, in 1994. The Hutu extremists along with the very upset government began a widespread killing of Tutsi citizens that lasted for about 100 days.
The author, Robert Conquest, argues that the Ukrainian Famine was indeed and should be considered a genocide. In his chapter of “The End of the Free Peasantry” Conquest argues that collectivization was to impact in the industrialization in Russia during the time of Stalin; without having the grain and agricultural benefits of the Ukraine, Russia would not be able to keep up with movement of industrialization and feeding those who worked in the factories, hence the taking of grain from Ukraine was essential. In order to support his argument, Conquest provides data to demonstrate the percentage amounts of exporting grain from Ukraine into Russia, and how in some cases each year the amount would increase leaving less amounts for the Ukrainians