History refers to this time as the era of the Killing Fields since over two million people died from being overworked, dehumanized, malnourishment, and conducting executions both arbitrary and selective, killing anyone they caught attempting or accidentally breaking even minor rules. Also, when people were to
The Soviets overran the camps of Belzec, Sobibor, and Treblinka in the summer of 1944. The Nazis had dismantled those camps in 1943 after most of the Jews in Poland had been exterminated. Chelmno closed and re-opened a total of 3 different times. They killed around 152,000 people at Chelmno. In September 1944 a few Jewish prisoners were forced to get rid of and cremate any remaining corpses as the Soviet Army approached the camp.
Unfortunately, the defense of Hong Kong did lead to the death of 290 Canadian soldiers in only 17 and a half days of battle. Furthermore, the aftermath of surrendering to the Japanese forces led to a reign of terror as they assaulted Allied soldiers and nurses from hospitals. Surviving Allied soldiers were also taken as prisoners of war where
This rebellion was caused by the oppression of the Herero people, who reacted to this by starting a revolt against the German leaders. They began by killing people and setting buildings on fire causing Germans to flee to other cities for protection. The violence lasted for about a week but was shut down when the government violently cut down the resistant. In fleeing, “the Herero people were scattered and many of them died of starvation and thirst as they fled through the Omaheke desert,” and “about 12 000 of the remaining Herero were forced to surrender and were placed in concentration camps where medical experiments as well as daily executions took place” (“Herero Revolt 1904-1907”). This event alone caused the death of 80% of the Herero people in Namibia (“Herero Revolt
Pearl Harbor and the attacks on the world trade centers on September 11, 2001 also known as 9/11 were both events where thousands of innocent lives were taken at the hands of foreign attackers that entered our country. In both of these events thousands of lives were ended by foreign terrorists. Pearl Harbor and the attacks on 9/11 are both very symbolic in our nation’s history. First, on December 7, 1941 one the of the nation’s largest naval bases stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii called Pearl Harbor was attacked by surprise by the Japanese in hope of eliminating a large amount of our fleets so Japan could expand. The Japanese destroyed almost 20 American naval vessels, including eight huge battleships, and more than 300 airplanes.
Since Chiang Kai-Shek ordered to remove the capital to Chongqing, many embassies in China moved away. British and American reporters were forced to leave China. Only 22 foreigners stayed in China voluntarily and established the International Committee for Nanjing Safety Zone, and protected over 250 000 Chinese. Those 22 foreigners tries to get the truth of the Japanese massacre sent through the tight encirclement. Because of the Japanese government was under international pressure, they had to ordered the General Iwane Matsui and his 80 soldiers return to Japan.
World War II is one of the greatest horrors in world history. Most people know it as the massacre of the Jewish people in Germany. But during the war, Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese, which was what fully brought America into the war. What most people dismiss is that America was doing something horrible to its citizens, too. After the bombing, all Japanese immigrants and people of Japanese descent were rounded up and put into internment camps.
The Armenian Genocide happened during world war one between the year 1915-1918. The turkish gov’t administered and planned to be against the entire Armenian population of the ottoman empire. Several hundred of Armenians people got taken to jail by the Turkish gov’t. After a few months the Armenians were turned out of their homes and sent on death marches through the mesopotamians desert and without water and food, and that was the reason why the Armenians started to not like the Turkish.
Participants were incentivized by money, food, and land to partake in the killings. In “A Short History of the Rwandan Genocide”, it discusses how the Interahamwe (an anti-Tutsi youth organization established by Hutu extremists) established identification card checking roadblocks that would kill Tutsis on sight. Following this, Hutu extremists killed anyone in office that was Tutsi or a Hutu moderate, and assembled groups to go door to door killing Tutsis (Rosenberg). Many were tortured before being killed. Tutsi women were raped, possibly kept as sex slaves, defiled, tortured, and killed.
So because of these fears President Roosevelt ordered all the Japanese Americans to be detained and put in Internment camps in February of 1942 throughout the whole War. There were ten camps in the western parts of the states, and one camp in Colorado. Japanese Americans were forced to give up their homes, jobs and personal items and weren't set free until January 2, 1945 . In 1988 each survivor of the Camps was given money for compensation from the government. Internment Camps were sort of like witch hunts because people were making judgments on their fellow citizens based on what they thought might happen, ancestry and what people looked like as well.
Even more anger formed from the fact that japanese prison camps were notoriously cruel to the prisoners incarcerated therein. Some results from America 's involvement in the war were the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the loss of 407,300 American soldiers. With that many americans dying America wanted the war to come to an immediate end, the solution was the atomic bomb. America created a total of three of the bombs one for a test firing the other two were used on two different cities in Japan, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 225,000
Forty years later, the Civil Liberties Act was issued preventing something like this from ever happening again. As part of the Civil Liberties Act, an apology was issued to all Japanese Americans that had been victims of Executive Order 9066 and each victim received $20,000 (Burns). The country will forever be changed because of Executive Order 9066. Thousands of lives were uprooted and forever changed because of the fear that was gripping the country. American citizens were treated like prisoners because of their Japanese background.
Kristallnacht or Crystal Night was when ,Germans angry because of the assassination of German Diplomat Ernst vom Rath, rioted. In this they destroyed windows of Jewish synagogues, buildings, stores, and ended the lives of over 91 people. 30,000 people were arrested and put in Concentration
Unfortunately, two hundred Native American men, women, and children were killed in the ambush and their body parts were mutilated and brought back to Denver to be put on display by Chivington’s men. This horrifying example of the white’s superiority becomes known as The1864 Sand Creek Massacre, one of the most catastrophic examples of military advantages and overkill in all of the American Indian Wars
First he talks about how awful the Nanjing Massacre, commonly known as the great rape, was to the people of China. The Nanjing Massacre occurred when Imperial Japan raided the Chinese City of Nanjing to further their empire. Japans military leader at the time wanted his soldiers to be cold and savage. The military leader made it legal and encouraged for soldiers to kill and rape all the citizens captured in Nanjing. When the Japanese were finally finished, 300,000 innocent Nanjing citizens had been murdered.