Out of the two world wars, World War II is known to be the bloodiest and brutal war. The main reason this is to believed is because to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time period where many were persecuted for their beliefs and race. Hitler is who is to blame for the Holocaust, he is the one who organized all the horrific things done to the people who did not fall under his Master Race. Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question.
Their violent tactics to do this included forcing every citizen from their home into labour camps in the countryside. All sources of education, hospitals and factories were closed down and families were separated and children put into separate labour camps. Pol Pot’s harsh terms didn’t stop with the labour camps; people could be executed for talking another language and even for smiling. Pol Pot used mass propaganda to create extreme fear among Cambodian citizens. One of the slogans that illustrates Pol Pot’s ideas of his communist state said “To spare you is no profit, to destroy you is no loss”.
He exemplified the ways of both a hero and a villain. However, it is my opinion that he is a villain. I believe this because he could be an extremely violent leader and because he never fully reigned over one of the places he conquered/ruled. He is a villain because he murdered thousands of people and soldiers from different nations. Alexander tortured many of his victims and then he killed them.
In the later stage of the war, even German land became the target of insults and assaults. “On German soil there is only one master – the Soviet soldier, that he is both the judge and the punisher for the torments of his fathers and mothers, for the destroyed cities and villages…” was the final directive to Army upon crossing German borders (72). With these propagandas with absolutely brutal and inhumane words and ideas, Soviet soldiers went into Germany with strong hatred and an urge of revenge, which motivated the killing of German soldiers and men, raping and humiliating German women
Stalin arrested thousands of men (who ‘coincidentally’ opposed him), and imprisoned and executed them. Stalin also used his power to close arrest thousands of religious leaders, and close down nearly all churches, instead replacing them with icons of himself. He banned anything that painted him in a negative light, made himself be written in as a hero in textbooks, and generally forced children to learn that he was the
The Nazi storm troopers were commanded to beat and murder Jews, break into and wreck their homes, destroy Jewish owned shops and businesses and brutalize their women and children. Perhaps the biggest objective during this dreadful attack, was the specific target on Synagogues, which were vandalized, destroyed and systematically burned, at least 177 Synagogues were completely destroyed. It was after Kristallnacht, that the Germans decided to bar all Jews from contact with them, preventing Jews from the use of public transportation, education and evidently driving them to the outskirts of the country. The amount of insurance claims that surfaced after the economic crippling that Kristallnacht brought with it were overwhelming, however the consequences that followed, are to me the most outrageous, as Propaganda Minister Joseph Gobbels stated that Jews would be payable for damages caused and that any or all insurance monies that were owed to them were to be seized by the
People are selfish, people are treated horrible because of their religion, culture, race, etc. by all the horrible people in the world. Last, sometimes people are forced to do things, by all the mean and horrible people in the world. Most of the world is filled with evil people. Think
But they were correct; Wallace was a genocidal coward. Everyone knows William Wallace pillaged the North of England, but what exactly did he do? Wallace would destroy whole towns and kill thousands of innocent people, burn their houses, leaving them homeless. How would you feel if someone burned down your town, killed your family and then became a hero to millions of people? People who think Wallace was a hero may say he was
Heinrich Himmler was a military commander, he was Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel, and was second in command next to Adolf Hitler (Wistrich). His life was full of harsh assumptions that everyone that was not a German was an enemy. He believed in the complete annihilation of Jews and other racial impurities from the world. Himmler had a key role in the security of the Nazi Empire and the overall plan of the “Final Solution”, the mass murder of all the Jews in Europe (“1939: The War Against The Jews”). He is the most directly responsible person for the beginning of the Holocaust because of his fascinating idea of a super race (“Heinrich Himmler”).
Seeds of Hatred Bloomed “In my will it will one day be written that nothing is to be engraved on my tombstone but ‘Adolf Hitler.’ I shall create my own title for myself in my name itself”-Adolf Hitler. Hitler’s actions during World War II fulfilled his words. His name brings memories of totalitarian dictatorship, cruel torture, and mass murder of millions of innocent people, Germans and Jews alike. Hitler’s hatred and beliefs of racial superiority brainwashed an entire nation, resulting in a war with a history written in the blood of helpless victims. What could have twisted Hitler’s mind into the psychotic, murderous maniac that he became?
If enough people believe that Chinggis Khan is the punishment of God, it almost becomes true, as everyone treats and reacts to him as the punishment of God. Chinggis Khan also had no respect for religion. He burned down churches and killed everyone inside, as easily as he killed anyone else. He also killed “all from the male sex even to the female, all the priests and monks… Wednesday in Easter week” Chinggis Khan killed priests and monks, who were ordained ministers who had strong connections to religion. This in itself is brutal and ruthless, but the additional fact that he chose to do this during Easter week, defined as “the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church…” is entirely ignorant of religion.
Anybody who were under the description of being gypsies, homosexuals, mentally or physically disabled would be killed. And if not killed at the moment then they would be thrown into camps against their will and eventually will die either on their own or by the hand of the Nazis. This unbelievable indescribable act didn’t have a definite name to it. At first it was known as a crime without a name, but soon that evolved into the word genocide. Genocide was introduced to be parallel to homicide but for the offense of extermination of human groups.
It’s kind of possible to reduce the chances of it by addressing the roots of the causes of wars and violence such as discrimination shouldn’t be tolerated not by any people of anywhere. Our government is mainly the responsibility for the conflicts we have, they basically got control of everything that goes on. I
The Holocaust was a persecution and eventual mass murder of Jews during the Nazi regime in the World War II. An estimate of six million Jews were killed, all because of their religion and beliefs. The Nazi thought they were the superior race, and Jews were “inferior” as well as a danger to the ‘perfect’ German community. Gradually, the German government was filled with people who believed that Jews needed to be purged. They began to pass laws that specifically targeted Jews, such as making all Jews wear a big yellow star to identify themselves, as well as forbidding Jews from riding bikes.
There needs to be the act of deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. For the holocaust, they did that exact thing. The Germans targeted the Jews and undesirables only and anyone that did not agree with the Germans. They did not like all of the differences that that came in between them. I believe that the holocaust can be called a gencise due to the effort in the numbers and all the hate that went into the camps.