The Rwandan Genocide took place between 7th April and 15th July in 1994. It was caused by the ongoing conflict between two ethnic groups of Rwanda, The Hutus and The Tutsis (E). It is well documented that between five-hundred thousand and one million Rwandan Tutsis along with thousands of Hutus, were murdered during this period. It was mainly the
In 1944, a Polish-Jewish lawyer came up with the word, “genocide.” However, even seventy-five years later, many people still debate what factors go into making a genocide. Of course, there is mass murder, mistreatment of large groups of people, and difficult life conditions. Take the Cambodian Genocide, for example. People were tortured and killed so much during this genocide that at one of the death camps, “as few as 12 managed to survive” (Pierpaoli). People were robbed, killed, forced to evacuate their homes, and mistreated in many other ways during the Cambodian Genocide.
A genocide is the act of destroying members of a group, which is what the Hutus were doing to the Tutsis. The UN said that there were ‘acts of genocide’ occuring in Rwanda, but by the definition of genocide, any one of the acts of genocide means that the event is a genocide. The Rwandan incident shows “a) Killing members of the group, b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group, [and] c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part.” Of the 5 acts of genocide, 3 were shown in Rwanda, and even just one of the acts would mean an genocide. There is no such thing as acts of genocide, since any act of genocide means genocide, which was stated by the UN. Additionally, by article 3 and article 4, all the people accountable for the Rwandan genocide are subject to punishment.
Anne Frank was a girl who was hiding from the Germans during the Holocaust. After two years of hiding, she was killed and we know what her life was like because we have her diary. Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. The Holocaust was the killing of people with Jewish heritage by the Germans. After being exposed to multiple perspectives my understanding of genocide has changed because, I now know that there are more than one cause of genocide, how the support of other countries and their leaders have affected the victims of genocide, and how some stories can help you understand how it was like living during genocide.
Camps were set up for former Rwandese soldiers to rearm, these camps were one of the reasons war broke out between Congo and Rwanda in 1996. To this day Rwandese forces are found along the border and continue to attack citizens (Outreach Programme on the Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations). Since then there have been genocide trails for those involved in the mass killings. In conclusion, the European colonisation of Rwanda by Belgium created problems it was unable to solve after the country gained its independence. The makeshift power structure implemented by Belgium created a polarized, racist society which became the perfect framework for a revolution after the country was
Causes and Effects of the Rwandan Genocide Introduction Wikipedia defines Genocide as the “systematic destruction of all or a significant part of a racial, ethnic, religious or national group”. During one of humanity 's darkest periods, a tragedy that spanned one hundred short days, triggered in April 1994 and summarily ended in July of the same year witnessed the senseless eradication of approximately eight hundred thousand of the minority Tutsi tribe’s men, women and children, all citizens of Rwanda. Class distinction is cited as one of the main reasons for this genocide, the Hutu majority mistrusted the Tutsi minority who were seen as elite members of society. This distinction became more pronounced shortly after World War One when the Belgians assumed control of Rwanda. They were instrumental in growing the tensions between the Hutu and Tutsi tribes by rewarding Tutsis with Western education and denying Hutus any economical and political powers to the Hutus.
Neighbors turned against each other and women were captured and sold as sex slaves. A majority of those dead were Tutsis and a majority of those who instigated the violence were Hutus, the two major ethnic groups in Rwanda. The Rwandan Genocide occurred as a result of years of conflict between the Hutu and Tutsi peoples, ended after
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.
Throughout the year, many genocides have taken place. A genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. One that you may not know much about is Stalin’s Purge in the USSR. Stalin’s purge is often referred to as the Great Purge or the Great Terror. This happened in the 1930’s in the Soviet Union.
The Bosnian genocide was a series of mass killings of the Bosnian Muslims between 1992 and 1995. The genocide was committed by the Serbians, who saw it fit to rid Bosnia and Herzegovina of the Muslim culture. It was one of the bloodiest and gory periods in Bosnians history, and will forever be etched into the memory of the survivors, who had to witness the violence and traumatizing actions taken by the Serbs. Future genocides like the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be prevented as long as the United Nations is doing their part and checking in on the current leaders, and if law enforcement in that country has the right to severely punish any acts of racially-based violence, in order to make an example of the person committing those acts, to discourage others from following. The tension between the three main ethnicities