Any genocide in history is important because a lot of people died in cruel and unusual ways and it’s wrong. Victims of any genocide did not deserve to be discriminated against and did nothing to deserve to be killed from pure hate, and that is exactly what happened in the Ukraine Famine. The Ukraine Famine was headed by Joseph Stalin during 1932-1933. Millions Ukrainian people starved to death and as a result, it oppressed the national pride of the Ukrainian people. In 1929, Stalin arrested over 5,000 educated Ukrainian people and they were either shot without trail or sent to prison camps in remote areas in Russia.
It is an unfortunate incident, only to become even more devastating to the Christian peoples. The Armenians, the Pontic Greeks, and the Assyrians were all forced from their homes by gunpoint and made to march all day. They left their homes in the lush, green lands into the exceedingly hot, dry desert with very little food and water to survive. The combination of intense climate change, malnutrition, dehydration, disease, and violence led to thousands of these people dying during the marches. One of the most moving accounts of this atrocity is Thea Halo’s Not Even My Name.
This humanitarian cause not only affects Armenia though, it will affect the entire world. The Armenian Genocide was the first genocide of the century and has set an example for other genocide perpetrators. The resolution states that “the failure of the domestic and international authorities to punish those responsible for the Armenian genocide is a reason why similar genocides have recurred and may recur in the future” (Doyle 4). And the resolution is right because after the Armenian Genocide came the Jewish Holocaust, Rwanda Genocide, and Pol Pot in Cambodia. Adolf Hitler once said "Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?"
Genocide In Darfur, Sudan Does Genocide Exist Today? Genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people. It is the systematic destruction of all or part of a racial, ethnic, religious or national group. A person or a group of people would want to harm a specific group in this manor because of what they believe or their greed. A major reason is the belief of someone causing genocide is because they blame a group of people for problems in a country.
Political leaders who might have been able to take charge of the situation and other high profile opponents of the Hutu extremist plans were killed immediately. Tutsi and people suspected of being Tutsi were killed in their homes and as they tried to flee at roadblocks set up across the country during the genocide. Entire families were killed at a time. Women were systematically and brutally raped. It is estimated that some 200,000 people participated in the perpetration of the Rwandan genocide.
Genocide is the most violent way to gain power among power holders in Rwanda. According to Umutesi’s article, power was transposed between Hutu-dominated government and Tutsi- dominated government in 1962, 1973, 1990. All the changes were done in violent ways. Besidess, Tutsi people were labeled as enemies by hardliners of Hutu-led government. “The genocide was calculated to exterminate them; the hateful vitriol used against the Tutsi in the press and on radio broadcasts illustrated this thought process” (citation 1).
Genocide is defined as the massive killing of a civilization by another civilization for different reasons which can include ethnical, religious or political differences (“What Is Genocide” n.pag). In my opinion, genocide is the systematical murder of people from a civilization who are inferior to their enemy. Sudan’s black Christians are economically inferior to Arab militias which have killed hundreds of thousands of these people. Sudan’s genocide has been caused by an immense number of circumstances. Social differences have been very important and have directly caused genocide in Sudan.
Genocide in the 20th Century The definition of genocide is “the deliberate and systematic destruction of a group of people because of their ethnicity, nationality, religion, or race”(Genocide 1). In the 20th century, we see three comparable examples of this crime against mankind in the Armenian Genocide, Holocaust and Rwandan Genocide. In an effort to completely eradicate the targeted groups, all genocides follow these five steps: designation, separation, state supported harassment, forced migration, and extermination. The Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust followed along these steps completely and both aggressor nations had internal conflicts that they blamed on a minority group. The Rwanda Genocide is different, because it skipped the step of forced migration and didn’t involve a government and a minority group, but two competing cultural groups.
Captured soldiers are summarily executed, the commanders of the invaders having determined that the term "prisoner of war" will no longer be used. Thousands are executed, their bodies buried in the Ten Thousand Corpse Ditch. Young men thought to be soldiers are burned or buried alive, nailed to trees, even hung by the tongue until they die. Pregnant women and babies are treated the worst, mutilated to death in unimaginable ways. Today the survivors of the Nanking Massacre, now in their seventies and eighties, still recount the terrible things that happened over six weeks in 1937.
Susie was only fourteen when she was raped and killed by a man she knew. Understandably, she has trouble letting go after such an abrupt and unexpected death. The majority of the book shows her family and the struggle they go through to cope with the loss of their daughter/sister. As the story progresses her family and friends are stuck on her death. Every day they are faced with adversary and each handles it in different ways.