Project Genocide:Images of Today

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Project Genocide:Images of Today

HolocaustThe Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi governemnt. The Nazis also murdered other persecuted groups, such as gypsies and homosexuals. These groups were brutally murdered at concentration camps such as Auschwitz. The Nazis were under the order of an evil and racist politician Adolf Hitler. Hitler came to power in Germany in January 1933 and believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community. So they killed two-thirds of the Jewish population in Europe at the time of World War II.

Project Genocide: Images of Today

By Drake Fong

Time Line

1933

Beginning of Holocaust

SyriaIt all started in March 2011 when anti-government demonstrations began. But those protests quickly grew after President Bashar al-Assad's violent crackdown. When the rebels fought back it started a civil war and that started the genocide. After three years the civil war killed over 190,000 people half of them were believed to be civilians. The government destroyed cities by bombings and the use of tanks, attack helicopters, and artillery. They also tortured and executed children. Not to mention the government used chemical weapons to kill 1,400 people. People fled their countries and became refugees.

Personal ResponseAll events of intolerance involve violence and pain and a mass murdering of a specific social group. Millions of innocent people end up suffering and dying in the end. Coincidentally all these events of intolerance begin with a lunatic who is power hungry and happens to be in the government. Hitler was able to commit a mass murder of the Jewish population by assuming power of the German government. Similarly for Rwanda and Syria, a lunatic who is in the government starts the genocide or event of intolerance. They would try to dominate and control the weak, so they can't fight back. They would also kill the weak so they can show the public they are in control. To show the public if you betray them, you will earn that same fate. But thankfully after or during the genocide there are survivors and refugees. In Rwanda about 200,000 people survived the genocide. In the Holocaust the amount of survivors is less than the amount of Rwandan survivors. Finally in Syria there is more than three million refugees. Even though the numbers are little, there is still hope for more generations to come and for their race to contnue.

Works Cited"ACTS OF GENOCIDE COMMITTED SINCE THE ADOPTION OF THE CONVENTION ON THE PREVENTION AND PUNISHMENT OF THE CRIME OF GENOCIDE IN 1951." The Inter Parliamentary Alliance for Human Rights and Global Peace. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2015."11 Facts About the Holocaust." 11 Facts About the Holocaust. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2015."Introduction to the Holocaust." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 20 June 2014. Web. 17 Jan. 2015."Quick Facts: What You Need to Know about the Syria Crisis." Mercy Corps. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2015."Syria (2011-present)." Crisis Action. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2015."Syria Backgrounder - United to End Genocide." United to End Genocide. N.p., 12 Sept. 2012. Web. 18 Jan. 2015."United Human Rights Council." United Human Rights Council. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2015."What Was the Holocaust?" - Key Stage 3. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan. 2015.

RwandaBefore the genocide Rwanda’s population was seven million. It was divided into three ethnic groups: Hutu (approximately 85%), Tutsi (14%) and Twa (1%). The Rwanda Genocide began in early April 1994. After the assassination of President of Rwandan, Juvénal Habyarimana, complete chaos erupted in Rwanda. The Hutu extremists began to kill their political opponents. Numerous massacres targeting the Tutsi occurred throughout the entire country. Usually the massacres took place in churches. This resulted in 250,000 people fleeing to Tanzania. The genocide death count of 800,000 were among men, women, and children of Tutsi and Hutu sympathizers. The Rwandan Patriotic Front gained control of the country ended the Rwanda Genocide.

1945

End of Holocaust

1994

Rwanda

2011

Present

Syria

Syria

Concentration Camp

Jewish family being arrested

Syrians protesting against the governement

Victims of the genocide lay in large grave sites throughout Rwanda

Woman consoles Bizimana Emmanuel during the 20th anniversary commemoration of the 1994 genocide


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