“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. They were murdered in either massacre and individual killings, or from systematic ill-treatment, exposure, and starvation. In the novel Forgotten Fire, the main social issue, the Armenian Genocide, compares to the Holocaust as they both were caused by a hatred of a specific race, they both resulted in extreme violence and immense casualties, and they both had many heroes who made considerable sacrifices on behalf of those being persecuted.
The Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide were sparked by the hatred of a specific minority race, the Jews, and the Armenians. The leaders of the countries involved in genocides often promoted them and contribute to the heinous crimes. Adam Bagdasarian, the author of Forgotten Fire, wrote, “..the name Selim Bey had been on the lips of every Armenian who had
“Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” This quote was spoken on August 22, 1939 by Adolf Hitler over 20 years after the Armenian Genocide took place. Adolf Hitler then went on to plan and lead one of the biggest and most widespread human massacres of all time, The Holocaust. Adolf Hitler believed that no one would notice the Holocaust because no one had taken much interest in the Armenian Genocide. The historical fiction book Forgotten Fire, by Adam Bagdasarian, tells the story of a boy named Vahan Kenderian who lived through the Armenian Genocide.
Hitler is known to have been the leader behind the Holocaust and he admits that he took inspiration from the Armenian Genocide to conduct his own plan for the Jewish people. In document 8 we can directly see the use of military soldiers to enact the killing of Armenians. This is a prime example of the use of soldiers by the government in a genocide. It also shows us the government using the law to their advantage. If anyone else had done something like this, especially in public, they would be tried for their crimes but because the victims are Armenian, it is seen as
The Armenian genocide and the Holocaust. Two of the world’s most profound genocides that were ever committed. Mass extermination, cruel experiments, and harsh death penalties. Among the victims, was a Jewish prisoner, Elie Wiesel. Elie Wiesel and his memoir, “Night”, tells about his encounter with the Holocaust.
The Armenian Genocide caused generations of pain and loss of the rich heritage of the Armenians. Not only did the genocide cause major human losses, but also caused a major psychological and moral blow at the attempt to exterminate the Armenian nation from the root. The Armenian Genocide resulted with around 1.5 million Armenians massacred, with only around half a million surviving the genocide. The loss of family, friends and the Armenian community, the genocide had a staggering blow on the Armenian race. The survivors escaped with merely their lives and the horrid memories of the cruel and inhumane nature of the Young Turks.
To start off, both the Armenians and the Jews were dehumanized and thought of as an inferior race. They were looked down upon and treated like animals. The people who were against the Jews and the Armenians did not care what happened to them. Most of the time they would either be worked to death or murdered. Albert Ward talked about how the Armenians were mistreated in his book, Critical World Issues: Genocide.
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.
Fighting Against Hate & Intolerance in the Holocaust It is a widely known fact that eleven million people were brutally murdered in the Holocaust. Many people argue that the roots of these killings were hate and intolerance. During World War II, innumerable people were victims of Adolf Hitler’s widespread beliefs that the Aryan race was better than others. Unfortunately, they had to endure this prejudice for a very long time, but many heroes fought against these unfair views. The characters of The Book Thief, Eva’s Story, Paper Clips, and The Whispering Town all show amazing courage and cleverness when fighting against the hate and intolerance the Jews and other persecuted people endured.
Primarily, the Holocaust differs from that of the Armenian genocide because their overall acceptance and knowledge by the world. For example, the Holocaust is known and accepted by the vast majority of people throughout the world; in some countries it is even a law to deny the Holocaust took place. On the other hand, even to this day the Turkish government is reluctant to accept the fact that the Armenian genocide occurred. Furthermore, differences can be found in the lifestyle of the Armenians and that of the Jews. During the Holocaust, Jews were often forced to live in ghettos and had many laws which gave them less rights than other non-Jewish people.
A genocide is the the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation, the Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide are examples of this. After the Holocaust, in 1945 the United Nations realized that genocides were a continuously happening. They realized they needed to prevent genocides and global conflict in general. The Holocaust began on January 30, 1933 when Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany and ended May 8, 1945 when the war officially ended.
The Holocaust vs the Armenian genocide What do the death of over six million Jews and the death of over one and a half million Armenians have in common? Genocide. Genocide is one of the ultimate crimes in modern society and in humanity. While all genocides are horrible events in history they do have some distinct differences from one to another. Genocides tear apart families, ethnicities, and countries while they are are happening and for many years to come.
A History of Misgiven Information Genocides are the mass killings of a group of people, and sometimes even an entire race. The Holocaust is one of the largest genocides that the world has ever seen. Because society is not educated on these horrific events, genocides continue to take place. Society has moved forward in so many forms of communication that there are numerous ways to convey the message of remembering a genocide.
Both groups took innocent lives. Mothers, fathers, and children. Some weren't even the age to know right from wrong. Genocides all (usually) target a specific group of people. They still happen today, if you think about it these two mass murders weren't that long ago.
The Holocaust was a horrific tragedy which started in January of 1933 and ended in May of 1945, the Holocaust was the mass murder of millions of people. The word was derived from the Greek word that meant Sacrifice to the Gods (Steele 7), also called the Shoan which is the Hebrew word for catastrophe (Steele 7). So many countries took place in this 12-year genocide, including, “Germany, Italy, Japan, Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria, which were also known as the Axis Powers” (Steele 34). But, although there were all those countries they were all part of one larger group called the Nazis, were the ones who were killing all the different denominations of people. (Bachrach 58).