Over the years, The Auschwitz Concentration camp has become synonymous with death, inhumanity, and evil. This particular camp was the largest mass murder site in human history. The camp claimed victims of all ethnicities, but Jews were the main group that the Nazis were trying to eradicate. Out of the many concentration camps set up by the regime, Auschwitz was the most lethal one of them all. Millions of people that the Nazis considered to be imperfect were brutally killed in this camp.
The Mongols: How Barbaric Were the “Barbarians”? During the 13th century, much of the globe had been conquered by a small tribe from central Asia who later became known as the Mongols. These nomadic people did not show proof of bearing a language nor leave behind much written materials thus, making it more difficult to be accurately analyzed. However, the Mongols left a rather overbearing mark on the world with an evil and savage reputation. These central Asian “Barbarians” lead massive conquests, seizing millions of square miles of land, attained an eminently forceful military, contained various tenacious, respected leaders, yet despite having a bad reputation, handled establishing a prosperous empire.
Beowulf proves himself to be a strong, brave warrior by killing Grendel the monster. This proves that he is strong and brave because no one else could kill Grendel let alone face him. Beowulf kills Grendel with his bare hands and without armor on. Other warriors could not even kill him with a sword and armor. “Beowulf’s intention to fight Grendel with only his strength proves that he carries the characteristics of a true hero”(Hailey).
On that day, the Turkish government had arrested and executed several hundred Armenian intellectuals. After that, thousands of ordinary Armenians were turned out of their homes and forced on death marches through the Mesopotamian desert without food or water (Source A). They were also frequently stripped naked to walk under the burning desert sun until they dropped dead, and if they stopped for even a second to rest, they were shot. (It is believed that up to 450 000 Armenians perished along the Euphrates River and the remains of them are so prevalent in that area that all you need to do is scratch the sand along the river banks and you will find human
“It is estimated that the SS and police deported at least 1.3 million people to the Auschwitz complex between 1940 and 1945. Of these, the camp authorities murdered approximately 1.1 million,” (Auschwitz 2). Innocent people died because of one leader who wanted them all gone. Auschwitz had the biggest contribution with the Final Solution. The jews were experimented on, killed, starved, worked to death, or a sick as can be.
The Holocaust is arguably one of the most disastrous genocides in history. Hitler and his men killed millions of Jews during his reign and it seemed like nothing can stop them. No one dared to speak of the Holocaust and its events that happened. However, there seems to be a secret weapon that can destroy the silence. Voices that speak up about the events are able to paint a picture for the people who had not witnessed the Holocaust for themselves.
No one could flee from a battle because that would mean death. If someone from the army got captured if those people were not freed the whole army would be put to death (Doc C). This means that people in the army felt the need to be barbaric against opposing forces because they needed to win or it would have meant death if they returned. This is one major reason for why the Mongols killed so many people in their
Hundreds of thousands of people died. All for the sake of their countries. Even though No one actually gained anything from it. The fact is that all of the countries (excluding the US) lost much more than what they gained. Britain lost their power, France lost lives and land, Germany lost everything and Japan lost thousands of civilians in their suicidal attacks.
As for their military tactics were exceptionally barbaric, at times as a plan B the Mongols would siege their enemy and stay until either the enemy surrendered or their defenses became weak enough to easily penetrate them when they least expected it, (document D). Once the enemy defenses have exceptionally weakened, the Mongols would make strong attacks with catapults and arrows, if that wasn 't enough the Mongols would throw fat of the people they’ve killed, melting it, and throwing it to the houses when something was caught on fire with the fact it was almost inextinguishable. Making their army much larger than it needed was another great tactics that the Mongols used, “Sometimes they make figures of men and set them on horses”, (Doc D). at times they’d also send children and women on horses to add more people to this illusion. The barbaric side of the Mongols was that once they took over their enemies, they would execute everything that didn 't fall under their command, they even killed dogs and cats.
Pol Pot then developed the “Killing Fields” which were sites set up in desolate areas all over the country. This is where all the Cambodian’s who could not work ended up being killed and left there when they could not work anymore. As soon as the Khmer Rouge came into power, they abolished anything related to the Khmer Culture. The local building in Phnom Penh turned into prisons or camps to hold the people of Cambodia. The money and the styles of clothing also spontaneously changed during Pol Pot’s reign.