Rough Draft: Genocide Genocide is another common word for “massacre” or “mass murder” that has been used across the world and continues to spread thought the nation rapidly in today’s society. It is also seen as a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves (NA, “What is Genocide”). All around the world people have heard of the Holocaust or Armenian Genocides. These horrific acts have been remembered throughout history for their infamous ways that people were treated and killed. Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation (Dictionary.com).
Genocide: The Horror Continues The video "Genocide: The Horror Continues" documents the histories and occurrences of genocide. Genocide is the extermination, through extreme violence, of a disfavored race or cultural group. Disfavored by the standards of a tyrannical political leader or party. These crimes against humanity, as reminisced, are absolutely atrocious. Millions and millions of innocent people were massacred for, what appears to be, nothing.
Many years ago, there was a dark time called the Holocaust. It was the time when Adolf Hitler was elected as the president of Germany and he started convincing the Germans that the Jews were the ones that were the problem for everything, and if they got rid of them then life would be better for Germany. Hitler started a group he called Nazis. They were soldiers of his that did as he said, such as the many terrible things to Jews, handicapped, aged, sick, and many many more. After the war Nazis were evil people who were mostly taken to trial to be killed, jailed, or released unless they got away to another unknown country (www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NAZIS:CHAP1.HTM).
Genocide: The deliberate and systematic extermination of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation (Dictionary.com). When you look at the rawness of the definition of genocide, it seems crazy. The harsh reality, however, is that genocides happen more often than people would like to admit, the 75,000 Herero people can definitely attest to this (Zimmerer and Neuberger). The most well-known genocide is the Holocaust, however there are many more genocides, both before and after, as well as more brutal, than the Holocaust. The first known genocide is called the Herero Genocide, or the Herero-Nama Genocide, and involved the Herero and the Germans (Laumann).
The Holocaust was an era of catastrophe and hatred that lead to the deaths of many, many innocent lives (Meltzer Rescue 1). The Holocaust was considered a wrongdoing against all of humanity (Meltzer Rescue 3). The Holocaust was a time full of hatred and wrongdoing for many years (Meltzer Rescue 3). The Holocaust was an attempt to exterminate (Meltzer 15).The Holocaust was in many different places at once (Meltzer Rescue Map). The Holocaust took place in England (Meltzer Rescue Map).
THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE. Genocides which refers to the deliberate killing of a large group of people, on the basis of their ethnic group, is one of the evil practice that have been taking place in some parts of the world. In 1994, Rwanda which is a small country located in the central region of Africa, experienced genocide which killed about one million of people, others were left injured whereas others were forced to be refugees. There are many factors that contributed to genocide, and these includes ethnical or tribal hatred, failure of the ruling government and the inequality treatment of the Hutus and Tutsis. Thus, in this essay I will outline how these factors led to genocide and what efforts were made to bring about peace
Deep in the heart of Africa lies a small, seemingly insignificant country that is Rwanda. To many, Rwanda is just another impoverished African country, when in fact, it is the home to one of the largest and most efficient mass killings the world had ever encountered. The Rwandan genocide, like all genocides in general, are often viewed as inhumane and inexcusable, bringing forth a scarring image of death that would resonate among all humanity. Generally, genocides share similar characteristics in that they are usually caused by racial animosity towards a specific group of people along with the belief that those who are inferior are the cause of misfortune and the source of major problems. In this case, Rwandan Tutsis were atrociously massacred
The term genocide was created by Raphael Lemkin as a means of describing the oppression inflected on the Jews during the Holocaust. He used the ancient Greek word genos (race, tribe) and the Latin word cide (killing), together they formed the word genocide. The Bosnian genocide, also known as a gendercide, was the second worst act of heinous crimes after what the Nazis had done to the Jews, which is known as the Holocaust. The Bosnian genocide was a horrific event in history that caused the death of about 100,000 people based on their gender, religion, and ethnicity. The Republic of Yugoslavia was established in 1945 at the end of World War II.
Two decades on, survivors and perpetrators are still healing from the trauma left by the genocide. A crime of genocide is the greatest injustice a human being can commit against one another- to be discriminated against, tortured, raped, killed simply because you belong from a different ethnic group, religion, race, cast. I believe it is the worst crime any one can commit. The Rwandan genocide should be a case study for all African nations to face the facts that division based on tribe, race, religion, cast, will only tear a nation apart. The divide and rule logic has been deeply rooted into our systems that sadly, for us, we see genocide happening very frequently in African and other continents.
There were an estimated 200,000 people who were killed between 1992-1995 in a genocide commited by the Serbs against the Muslims, and Croats in Bosnia. On top of this, another 2 million Bosnians were displaced from their homes and placed in dangerous environments. Three main groups fought each other within the country, Bosnian Muslims, Serbs, and also the Croats. This was a horrible and important genocide that killed thousands of people between 1992-1995. Like the Nazi’s cleansing Europe of it’s Jews, the Serbs aim was the ethnic cleansing of any Muslims or Croatian presence in Serbian territory.