Adolf Hitler once said "Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?" before he sent out troops to massacre men, women and children in Poland and Germany (Tran 1). This shows that because the Turks had gotten away with their actions at the time, Hitler felt that he could get away with it too. Thankfully, Hitler was wrong because Armenians are still around, spreading the word about their cause today, 97 years later. But how do these Armenians keep their 97 year old cause contemporary?
It is estimated that some 200,000 people participated in the perpetration of the Rwandan genocide. In the weeks after April 6, 1994, 800,000 men, women, and children perished in the Rwandan genocide, perhaps as many as three quarters of the Tutsi population. At the same time, thousands of Hutu were murdered because they opposed the killing campaign and the forces directing it. The Rwandan genocide resulted from the conscious choice of the elite to promote hatred and fear to keep itself in power. This
Genocide is the crime of all crimes. The first example of genocide in the 20th century is the Armenian Genocide in Anatolia during World War I. The Armenian genocide was an attempt by the Ottoman Empire to exterminate the group of people they labeled as “Christians”, because of their religious beliefs. The Turk Nationalist’s goal was to get rid of all minorities to help them secure the nation under their complete control. Emerging from the 19th century as a struggling nation, losing the Balkan Wars, a national ideology was developed to blame others for the struggles of the Ottoman Empire.
When it was necessary to Turkey in something they conceded they forgot about it. Now we can answer the question why Armenians scattered all over the world. So the rest that got rescued after the genocide and took refuge in other countries create the Armenian diaspora around the world. It has almost been 100 years after the tragedy of the Armenian people, we, the younger generation know the story, we are familiar with the actual documents, writing a book, documentary film, opened several museums (including in Washington, D.C.) who tell and prove about the horrific events occurred throughout several years of mass murder. I know that there are no Armenian families in the world who do not have casualties from the genocide, and did not remember the stories of his great-grandparents that they have experienced during those tragic years.
A Life Born From Death The First World War decimated the societies of the European continent and those of the Asia Minor. Mass slaughter of soldiers from the major belligerents of the war left nations scarred by the horrors committed. The “Sick Man of Europe” met its end, leaving vast amounts of territory up for grabs. Out of the Ottoman Empire’s ashes a new nation was born. The Turks established Turkey and they planned to make their new nation ethnically pure.
In the late 1800’s the Turks started treating these infidels awfully by kidnapping them, raping them and sometimes murdering them. The Ottoman Empire’s economy had been spiraling downhill since the Europeans found new trade routes to the Spice Islands, and now with other countries industrializing and making the choice to stay “old fashioned” there economy was getting even worse. Now with a bad economy, problems within the Empire, and a World War on the verge of starting the Ottoman Empire was near its end. During the late 1800’s the Armenians were becoming frustrated with the way they were being treated. They were demanding change.
524.95. Reviewed by Ronald Carter As a result of the Bolshevik Revolution in I9I7, Vladimir Lenin helped to form and ultimately becamethe leaderof the Soviet Union. But upon Lenin's deathin 1924,JosephStalin to soon succeeded the premiership.Stalin would prove to be a ruthless leader as he committed many heinous crimes against humanity during the years when he forcefully industrializedthe of consequences Stalin's reign USSR through the Five Year Plan. One of the many devastating as leaderof the Soviet Union is an event known as Holodomor ("Murder by Hunger"),
This threesome involved the country into WWI as the ally of Germany. Later in 1915 the same government outlined and put into effect a plan for the elimination of Armenians, estimated between two and three millions subjects. The plan was carried out in phases. In April 1915 people represented the Armenian religious, political, educational, and intellectual authority in the Western tradition, variously one thousand individuals, were jailed throughout the entire Empire, and consequently killed within few days. The next phase consisted of liquidation of the young male adult population, which mainly were recruits of the Turkish army.
The genocide I chose was the Armenian Genocide. This genocide was between the Armenians and the Turks. This was the first genocide of the 20th century. The word genocide did not exist in 1915 when the Armenians were being massacred and forced on death marches. The term “genocide” was made up by Raphael Lemkin in 1943.
Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group. Everybody in their life time has heard about the Holocaust, but there were many other genocides besides the Holocaust. One of the other genocides is the genocide in Rwanda. Like the Holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda involved the government trying to annihilate the other ethnic group. The Genocide lasted from April to June of 1994.