Tutus And Tuttis Similarities

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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 reports that came out over the following months estimated the death tolls…show more content…
The Nazis saw themselves as superior and felt as though other races or ethnicities did not deserve to coexist. In Adolf Hitler’s last will and political testament, which was dictated in a bunker in German territory, he blamed the war on “International Jewry and its helpers.” He strongly pleaded with the German people to “follow the strict observance of the racial laws and with merciless resistance against the universal poisoners of all peoples.” Hitler was obviously disturbed and the next day, he committed suicide (“The Holocaust”). The two genocidal events convey the thought of racial dominance and viewing the victims as less human than that of the hostile party. In Rwanda, the Hutus were responsible for committing the majority of the atrocities as they killed thousands and systematically raped women and young girls (O’Donnell 3). To Adolf Hitler, the Jewish people were an inferior race, “an alien threat to German racial purity and community”(“The Holocaust”). A source explains, “The twin goals of racial purity and spatial expansion were the core of Hitler’s worldview, and from 1933 onward they would combine to form the driving force behind his foreign and domestic policies.” (“The…show more content…
During WWII, the German Nazi party committed the mass murder of some 6 million European Jews as well as members such as gypsies and homosexuals (“The
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