Genocide is one of the most tragic events that can happen around the world. Identifying the stages is the most crucial part of stopping these horrible acts. The Bosnian Genocide and the Holocaust could have been prevented or stopped if the 8 stages were properly identified . There are 8 stages of genocide and the first stage is Classification. Classification is putting people into groups based on race, ethnicity, and religion. These groups usually are separated into the superior people and the inferior people. In the holocaust the Nazis targeted minorities, more specifically the Jewish people. The Jews were seen as the inferior race and they needed to be eliminated according to the nazis. The second stage of genocide is symbolization. …show more content…
This stage of genocide is called polarization. Polarization is where they separate the population. The SS and Nazis used propaganda to convince the german population the the Jewish people were the root of all evil. They used posters and videos to make this happen. Poster depicted Jews as being ape-like with large noses and a slanted forehead. The most prevalent example of this is the Hitler Youth, they were brainwashed using propaganda so they would believe that everything Hitler said was morally right. The people that rebelled and did not believe the propaganda were eliminated. The next stage of genocide and the first step of the systematic killing is preparation. Preparation is when the target group is put together and combined to make it easier for extermination. In the Bosnian Genocide men and women were moved to concentration camps where they would be held until they were killed. The Serbs overthrew the law enforcement and roamed the streets rounding up Bosniaks, making sure none got away. They executed anyone that was thought to be strong enough to rebel instantly. The most gruesome stage of Genocide is Extermination. Extermination is the killing of the targeted group. They use the word extermination because they do not view the victims as humans and they are making them feel like rats or insects by using this term. In the Holocaust they had many ways of killing the Jews, the SS and Nazis used, starvation, exhaustion, mobile shooting squads, and gas
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Anti-semitism, which is defined to be the hatred of Jews, played a major part in our world history, such as the Holocaust. The Nazis believed that the Jewish community was inferior to their own race, and wanted to get rid of them for good. Initially in the early 1930’s, Adolf Hitler conducted one of the worlds now largest genocides, the annihilation of the Jews during WWII. Nealy six million Jews died during the span of twelve years, which was ⅔ of the Jewish population in Europe, and he was able to do so using the four stages of isolation. Those of which, were the stripping of rights, segregation, concentration, and extermination. The stripping of rights was taking away the Jewish men and women's basic needs, stripping them of their German citizenships, forcing them to wear an armband of the star of David, and etc. The second stage of isolation was segregation. The Jews were kicked out of the comfort of their own homes, and were forced to live in an isolated area called the “ghettos”. The third stage was concentration. After a couple of months from being moved to the ghettos, the Jews were brought to concentration camps where they were forced to work for hours at a time under all conditions, they were starved and all were mistreated. The last stage of isolation is the extermination, which was the stage in which the Jews were killed. The Nazis used different methods to do so, many were shot, beaten to death, burnt alive, but most were brought into gas chambers where they were gassed with Zyklon b which killed all within 3-15 mins of inhalation. There was not much of an option for the Jews their only chance of making it out alive is by figuring out various tactics to survive. Surviving meant that they had to live within a grueling environment, despite the difficult circumstances. Regardless of all the hardships they faced during that time, they were able to survive and overcome them by using different strategies, such as trading with one another, using their skills, and made friendships and built allies with one another in the camps.
Genocides are classified by an eight stage process that explains the causes and identifying factors of a genocide. Both the Holocaust and Holodomor are prime examples of genocides, and although the eight stages of genocide are shown through both, they were implemented differently in some aspects. The Holodomor, a genocide in the 1930’s targeting Ukrainians, was similar to the Holocaust through the stages of classification, organization, polarization, and denial, but different in the ways of preparation, extermination, dehumanization, and symbolism.
If a death is preventable and one fails to prevent its occurrence, is he at fault? During and after the Holocaust, citizens of the United States pondered this question in the context of Jewish refugees murdered in Nazi Germany; ultimately, citizens remember this tragic genocide and promise it will not happen again under any circumstances, not only in America, but in other nations as well. Since the Holocaust, leaders and lawmakers in the United States have analyzed the causes that led to this event and designed laws and documents to prevent such an infraction of human rights from happening again. The long-lasting effects of the Holocaust, which expose the dangers of America’s isolation and conservative immigration policies, contribute to the liberalization of American immigration and increased worldwide instances of United States humanitarian intervention.
Ian Kershaw empathetically states that “The Holocaust was the systematic, extermination of six million Jews by the Nazi government and their allies during World War II.” He further add that it wasn’t until after Adolph Hitler “became Chancellor of the German government, he began targeting the Jews as racially inferior to the German people (Kershaw, 1985).
A genocide is a horrible kind of war. It is a mass killing and torturing of innocent people who do not deserve any of it. There are many stages of genocides, which may or may not go in the same order. The Holocaust, being the largest genocide and a horrible point in history, is similar and different to the Bosnian/Croatian genocide. Although many aspects lead up to these genocides and other similar wars, there are possible measures that could have been taken to prevent all of this. No human should have to endure the pain of a genocide, especially as horrible as the Holocaust, or Croatian/Bosnian war. The Holocaust and the Bosnian genocide both consisted of many stages that led to a variety of horrible events, both similar and different, which could have been prevented if certain actions were taken into consideration.
The Holocaust was a mass murder of millions of individuals’ primary to and during World War II. “Only 54 percent of the people surveyed by the Anti- Defamation League (ADL) in a massive, global poll has ever heard of the Holocaust” (Wiener-Bronner). The Holocaust was from 1933-1945 and was run by German leader named Adolf Hitler. Hitler was a man who wanted to create his own race of people. Therefore to create this race, he wiped out anyone who did not have the specific descriptions that he wanted. For people to fit into his race, they had to have blue eyes and blond hair. This excluded the Jews and from then on Hitler slowly dehumanized them. In the concentration camp the first thing they had to pass was the selection test. The selection test was what the SS man (German soldiers) used to determine who was fit for work. Usually children, mothers, and elders were the first to die because they were not mentally fit for the work they were going to be given. People who passed the selection process either died of starvation, disease, fatigue, or assassination. It took twelve years before anyone intervened and by then it was too late for millions of people. Even though over twelve million people died during the Holocaust, genocides have still happened in Rwanda, Darfur and Cambodia.
The term genocide means terminate an entire race or group. In the Holocaust, millions of people were murdered by the Nazis under the order of Adolf Hitler. The main target during the Holocaust were Jewish people, or more specifically those who did not fit into the Aryan race (Adolf Hitler’s picture of how a person should be). Adolf Hitler and his army the Nazis tried to commit genocide by eradicating the Jewish race, but luckily they were not successful in doing so. The story “Terrible Things” by Eve Bunting and the poem “The Hangman” by Maurice Ogden show in very different ways a lot of the same themes about the Holocaust.
6 million exterminated. That number rolls off of our tongues as we sit and learn history in the 6th grade, or we write a paper on WW1. How about 800,000 murdered in 100 days, while Americans attempted to keep our troops of the conflict yet watched the bloody images daily on CNN. Genocide in our world is something that is impossible to justify or embrace, but we must attempt to understand it. It is only through this understanding will we be able to prevent or stop one of the most horrific acts man can do in the future. Genocide, in both the Holocaust and in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, is grounded in self-reification and the external reification of others. This then, when put into certain contexts, can manifest itself in a
Now one of the most kenned and prospering genocides was the holocaust which was the Nazi intention of killing lesser amount of 6 million Jews kindred, this was during world war 2. Another prominent genocide is Rwanda, where an estimated 500,000–1,000,000 Rwandans were tragically killed during the 100-day period from April 7 to mid-July 1994
Beginning on January 30, 1933, the Holocaust had begun. 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust, and within the 11 million deaths 6 million of them were Jews; that means that more than half of the people who died due to this genocide were Jews. This genocide was also known as the Holocaust. Fortunately, this massive genocide ended on May 8, 1945. There are many other genocides, such as the Rwandan genocide that had 800,00 deaths and only lasted about 100 days. The most captivating one is the Holocaust because many people died and during the period of the Holocaust not a lot of people knew what was going on. There were many victims of the Holocaust, and most of which could not get help. The Nazis were able to get away with a massive number because they had a secret weapon called dehumanization. Dehumanization is the process of depriving a person or group of positive human qualities. Many wonder how the Jewish population became dehumanized; circumstances such as propaganda, experimentations, and the Jews always being blamed for everything show how the Nazis dehumanized the Jews easily during the Holocaust.
Source B, “The Stages of Genocide,” and Source D, “The Terrible Things” by Eve Bunting, both demonstrate how the Holocaust was the responsibility of the people by displaying how other people differentiate ethnic groups. In Source B, “The Stages of Genocide,” Stage 1 states, “People’s differences are not respected. Groups considered as different are often excluded from certain activities.” To be brief, by including the detail, “People’s differences are not respected,” and “…often excluded from certain activities,” the stage declares that no matter what group a person is in, they will always be differentiated by how they look and the religion they are a part of. Not only will a person will be discriminated, but will also be shut out by other groups who do not accept them as well as appear to only the negative sides of them. In a like manner, “The Terrible Things” by Eve Bunting can also display how people discriminate others. In Source D the following line said by the Big Rabbit, “But the Terrible Things don’t
Coming from an orthodox Jewish home the word genocide is something one must be familiar with. The word genocide quite literally means the mass extermination of a large group of people, all of whom have something in common. Personally, I feel most able to relate to the genocide of WWII or the Holocaust; having Eastern European roots. Since I had first been able to walk I remember being educated about the Holocaust, being taught that in this world it will never happen again, we wouldn’t let it. But in today’s day certain things are inevitable, genocides are still happening all over the world; from Darfur to the ISIS killings in the middle east we are still experiencing genocide on a daily basis. Being a licensed Emergency Medical Technician, I have been exposed to my fair share of corpses and mutilated bodies; yet even with this
Genocide, a dire event, has been recurring time and time again throughout history. In the past, there was the Holocaust, where Hitler exterminated over six million Jews based on his anti-semitic views. Elie Wiesel, a Jewish author, has become a very influential man in educating the world of the true events of the Holocaust due to his involvement in the disaster. Presently, a genocide is occurring in the Darfur region of southern Sudan, in which according to Cheryl Goldmark, “a systematic slaughter of non-Arab residents at the the hands of Arab militiamen called Janjaweed” has been taking place since 2003. (1) Not only is genocide a tragic historical event, it also continuously occurs today.
Genocide, Defined as a mass killing of an entire race, religion, nation, or ethnic group, has been under high watch by the United Nation after the holocaust of WWII. Despite an international law rendering it as illegal, genocide continues throughout the world. According to Gregory Stanton, there are a total of 10 stages in every genocide. However, many nation leaders deny the existence of the 10 genocides by blocking investigations and remaining blind to the fact that genocide does indeed continue. The genocide in Sri Lanka is one important genocide. The Sri Lanka genocide range with the 10 stages, to incorporate the events that caused genocide, extermination, persecution, and discrimination that affect the Sri Lanka.
Stage 1, Classification, is when a group a people categorical separate themselves because “they” are different to “us”. Stage 2, Symbolization, which is when we give names to the ones we classify. A prime example like this is are the Jews or Gypsies. Stage 3, Discrimination is when the dominant group starts to use law, customs, and political to restrain the rights of the other group. Stage 4, Dehumanization which is when the dominant group treats the other group like they're not humans and more like vermin. Stage 5, Organization is when they start planning out their mass killing and start discussing what their next move is going to be. Stage 6, Polarization is when they start to use media and other propaganda to show how bad or inferior “they” are to “us”. Stage 7, Preparation national or perpetrator groups plan what the Nazis call it the “ Final Solution “. This is when they gather their military force and prepare to eradicate the inferior groups. Stage 8, Persecution this is when the dominant group starts to draw death lists on who to kill. Stage 9, Extermination this is when the mass genocide’s come and many people start dying. Stage 10, Denial this happens after genocide, the dominant group that caused all of the killing they deny all committed crimes and often blamed whatever happens