A horrific catastrophe that materialized into 100 days. Hutus took over Rwanda, Africa April 6, 1994 – July 1994. Roughly predicted 800,000 to 1 million Tutsi and some moderate Hutus were slaughtered in the Rwandan Genocide. Rwanda president juvenal Habyarimana retrieved from a round of Talksin neighboring Tanzania, he was later killed when his plane was shot down outside of the country’s capital, Kigali. The Rwandan genocide spread throughout the country with an astonishing speed of brutality.
Millions and millions of innocent people were massacred for, what appears to be, nothing. The Rwandan genocide is one the most memorable and savage. One million faultless Rwandans slaughtered, like animals, in one hundred days. The Hutu-government of Rwanda was lead by the ruthless , Jean-Paul Akayesu. They declared war on the Tutsis.
Both of these insane dictators annihilated millions of people, even their own people for unjustified reasons. The Holocaust eradicated over six million Jews and two-thirds of the population in Europe. Under Hitler’s rule, the Jews, and other minorities were tortured, dehumanized, starved, shot, gassed, and incinerated. Pol Pot’s people were tortured just as the Jews when he targeted and killed almost a half-million Chinese for no reason. In the Holocaust, many Jews died just from the walk from one concentration camp to another.
In April – July 1994 a massacre genocide happened in the country Africa between two groups of African people, which were known as the Hutus and Tutsi. Rwanda is part of Africa the movie took place . Within these four months 800,000 people died. As I viewed the film Sometimes In April it really showed how they killed the Tutsi people just because of who they were. The main character Augustin and his brother Honore played opposite sides during the genocide.
It represents a major tragedy of the modern age, in which almost an entire nation was destroyed. In 1915, as World War I raged, the Turkish government administered a plan to ‘massacre and expel’ Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire. The Armenian people were subject to deportation, abduction, torture, massacre and starvation. 2 million Armenians were living in the Ottoman Empire and by the end of the early 1920s – when the massacres and deportations finally ended, 1.5 million
Lastly, Lydia Polgreen states, “The government responded by turning loose the janjaweed. On horses and camels, they have stormed black villages, setting fire to huts, stealing cattle, and raping and killing villagers.” When the government had some disputes with “black villagers” it caused many people to die and hits to be set on fire. This all supports the claim that war/disagreements is the main cause of
The group was responsible for 70-80% of civilians killings in Colombia, until the demobilization of the paramilitary group in 2006. They were responsible for, among others, a large amount of displaced people, for social cleansing, and for torturing, kidnapping and murdering anyone that opposed them – such as trade unionists, human rights defenders, community leaders, judges, and ordinary civilians. In 2003, the Administration of president Álvaro Uribe initiated negotiations with the AUC. The Colombian government requested the paramilitary groups to demobilize, in order to restore the rule of law and to monopolize the state’s violence. The paramilitaries saw this as an opportunity to avoid being held accountable for their heinous crimes, or to receive a reduced sentence of maximum eight years in prison.
Similarly, the Cambodians and Jews have both stood witness to the executions of one race. During the Cambodian Genocide, Pol Pot the leader, wiped out millions of educated Cambodians who were doctors, teachers, lawyers, bilingual, etc. His overall goal was to make the Kingdom of “Cambodia” a utopian society where everyone was equal and he reigned as king. In fact, the Khmer Rouge rounded up and separated family members to work in different villages in Cambodia. In addition, older men and young boys were sent to fight in the war.
“The place where they cried” is where we get the name Trail of Tears. The Trail of Tears consists of all eight stages that people use to classify a genocide.One of the major parts is Organization, or the plan to kill someone or something; this is usually done by the state or a military group.Another major stage is Preparation, or being separated out because of their ethnicity or religious belief.One of the last stages is, Extermination which is a mass killing of said party, it is called extermination because the people doing the killing believe a particular group are not worthy of life. The Trail of Tears is classified as a genocide because it meets all of the eight stages of genocide. Stage 1: Classification.
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.