Armenian Genocide and Holocaust Comparison

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More than thirteen million people from over four different religions and races were killed during the Holocaust and Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire. That is more than half the number of people that died in World War I. The book Maus by Art Spigelman tells the story of a man who was a victim of and lived through the Holocaust. The Holocaust and Amenian Genocide are indistinguishable because of not only the amount of people that died but also for three more main reasons. These reasons are the gruesome leaders of both genocides, the merciless dehumanization that was forced upon the Armenians, Jews, and Lebanese, and the unreasonable murder tactics. ! First of all, there were many people that were part of the extermination of…show more content…
During the Holocaust, they were willing to spend great amounts of money to kill the Jews just as long as they were all dead. The Jews were killed in gas chambers, shot down oneby-one into mass graves, and tortured for no good reason (Maus 241-244). ! The Holocaust and Amenian Genocide were very similar for three main reasons. The leaders were Adolf Hitler and Enver Pasha. They were both very uncaring and wanted to exterminate many different groups of people. The merciless dehumanization of the Jews and Armenians included taking their names, homes, and belongings away from them. The unreasonable murder tactics in both genocides included burning, shooting, and gassing the victims. More than thirteen million people died during these two genocides and there are some people that deny that it ever even happened. Kamberling 4 Works Cited "Adolf Hitler Quotes." Adolf Hitler Quotes (Author of Mein Kampf). Good Reads Inc., 4 ! ! Apr. 2001. Web. 16 May 2012. . Hui, Tongu. "QUOTES- Various Turkish Leaders." QUOTES- Various Turkish Leaders. VBulletin Solutions, Inc., 24 Mar. 2005. Web. 10 May 2012. . Institute, Armenian National. "Armenian Genocide." Armenian Genocide. Armenian ! ! National Institute. Web. 01 May 2012. . Rights Council, The United Human. "Armenian Genocide." The United Human Rights ! Council. VIBSCO. Web. 01 May 2012. . Spiegelman, Art. Maus: A Survivor's Tale. New York: Pantheon, 1986.

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