The victims of this genocide were treated horribly after the genocide started. The males were treated as slaves while the females were treated as sex slaves. They were part in camps that they tortured and killed in. Armenians died of starvation, exhaustion, and epidemics, which ravaged the concentration camps. It is estimated that one and a half million Armenians died between 1915 and 1923.
During the night of April 23-24, 1915, Armenian political, religious, educational, and intellectual leaders in Istanbul were arrested, deported to the interior, and mercilessly put to death. Next, the Turkish government ordered the deportation of the Armenian people to "relocation centers" - actually to the barren deserts of Syria and Mesopotamia. The Armenians were driven out brutally from the length and breadth of the empire. Secrecy,
TJ Ledbury Period 7 English September 28, 2010 Dehumanizing of the Armenians The Armenian Genocide that swept through on April 24th, 1914, seems so forgotten. The Turkish Government had the idea that if they denied this so called Genocide then later on in time people would just forget about it and pretend like it never happened. The Turkish soldiers went from city to city and state to state taking away every single Armenian family and took them away. The goals of the Turks were to do one thing and one thing only, dehumanize the Armenians. The three main ways they did this were, starvation, making them feel alone and unwanted, and just killing everyone.
Many in the empire saw their defeat as "Allah's divine punishment for a society that did not know how to pull itself together. ":84 The Turkish nationalist movement in the country gradually came to view Anatolia as their last refuge. That the Armenian population formed a significant minority in this region would figure prominently in the calculations of the Young Turks who would eventually carry out the Armenian Genocide. An important consequence of the Balkan Wars was also the mass expulsion of Muslims (known as muhajirs) from the Balkans. In fact, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, hundreds of thousands of Muslims, including Circassians and Chechens, were expelled or forced to flee from the Caucasus and the Balkans (Rumelia) as a result of the Russo-Turkish wars and the conflicts in the Balkans.
The Armenian people had a lot to move on from. Almost all their population was wiped out. The Kurdish Genocide was centrally planned and administered by the Iraqi Government against the entire Kurdish population. In Sarafian Fernandes’ paper “After 16 March 1988, one word came to symbolize the tragedy of the Kurds -- Halabja. Halabja is the Kurdish Auschwitz; not because the scale of the massacre was comparable with that of the Nazi death camp, but because the victims were chosen merely because they were Kurdish civilians.” In the beginning before the genocide, Armenians, Kurds and Turks lived in relative harmony in the Ottoman Empire for centuries.
It began in April of 1915 when the Ottoman government set upon the systematic discrimination of its Armenian population. This persecution continued until the Ottoman Empire died and was replaced by the Republic of Turkey in 1923. The Armenian population of the Ottoman state was about two million in 1915. One million had perished by 1918 while hundreds and thousands became homeless and stateless. By 1923 the entire Armenian population of Anatolian Turkey had disappeared.
The were killed in their homes, in the streets, and as familes. All the other foreign countries like the United States did shameful acts like ignoring what was going on in Rwanda. Even Hutu people themselves were killed because they didn’t support the killing campgin. According to the article "Genocide In Rwanda", the civil war only ended when a Tutsi-dominated group, the RPF(Rwanda Patrirotic Front), defeated the Hutu extremist and Paul Kagame took control as president. There are many comparisions between the Jewish and Rwanda genocides.
This greatly influenced the Ottomans to carry out a policy to eliminate its Christian Armenian minority. For years prior to the beginning of the war, the Armenians were already witnessing massacres that were being carried out toward their people. The Ottoman government viewed WWI as an opportunity to rid the country of its Armenian
The groups started to rebel against the government and that’s when all hell broke loose. 20,000 soldiers in the Janjaweed army raped women and children and slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Darfur's population. The government soldiers destroyed all crops, cut down fruit trees, poisoned water supplies, and slaughtered all cattle. The people had been pushed into the desert or into camps in nearby Chad. This was not genocide for the sake of ethnic cleansing, but one in which huge numbers of people were slaughtered in hopes that those who survived would stand a better chance under conditions.
* In 1939 and 1940 he was responsible for massive executions in Poland * The executions of Jewish civilians was ordered by Hitler in 1941 * Jews, homosexuals, communists, and gypsies were sent to the concentration camps which were solely made for the purpose of killing * 6 million deaths were reported * The corpses from the gas chambers in Auschwitz were collected they were either cremated in open fire pits or buried Argument 2: * A ruler of the Soviet Union and head of the Communist party was the other leader of a genocide: Joseph Stalin * It all started as a change of the Soviet agriculture and industry in the support of industrialization and ended with 23 million deaths * The regime of 1929 to 1953 was associated with terror, corruption and poverty * The repression under Stalin’s rule lasted from 1936 to 1939 * After Stalin’s death and many more deaths in concentration camps and not only people still were loyal to him, and was even remembered as a time of energy and idealism Argument 3: * The amount of people that died are more than a million under both Stalin’s and Hitler’s rule * Hitler knowing his goal was unmerciful and knew that he would accomplish