Syrian Holocaust Comparison

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“Nations not so willing at first have now reflected Matthew 21:29, and done what is right while we have reflected the disobedience in Matthew 21:30.” This quote means you have to reflect on the past in order to do the right thing in the present. The Holocaust and the Syrian genocide are both tragic time periods in the history of the world, however, these events differ in the goals of the perpetrators, in their impact on the world, and how they were resolved.
So far, more than 1 out of 10 Syrians have been wounded or killed since the beginning of the war in 2011. “Syria’s civil war has created the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country's pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed or forced to flee their
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The Holocaust did not happen suddenly, it was the end of a long process of anti-Semitism. The Nazis had come to power in 1933, and used propaganda and terror to enforce their anti-Semitic policies. Laws were passed by the Nazis called the Nuremberg Laws. These laws took away all the human rights of Jews.” This quote means that it took time for it to take place, and start to “work”. Hitler controlled the genocide. His goal was to exterminate everyone that wasn’t like him. Other countries got involved because Hitler would invade them and take over their armies. Countries also got involved because they wanted to help the Jews, and everyone else that was being affected. The war went on for 6 years, but the Holocaust went on for 12 years(1933-1945). This means that about 1 million people died every year. Many people died during the Holocaust. “Jews: up to 6 million, Soviet civilians: around 7 million (including 1.3 Soviet Jewish civilians, who are included in the 6 million figure for Jews), Soviet prisoners of war: around 3 million (including about 50,000 Jewish soldiers), Serb civilians (on the territory of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina): 312,000, People with disabilities living in institutions: up to 250,000, Roma (Gypsies): 196,000–220,000, Jehovah's Witnesses: Around 1,900, Homosexuals: hundreds, possibly thousands (possibly also counted in part under the 70,000 repeat criminal offenders and so-called…show more content…
“Government officials have justified their lethargic response to the Syrian refugee crisis by citing security concerns. This excuse isn’t new. America’s security fears during World War II led to the rejection of Jews fleeing the Holocaust—and to the remorse that prompted the creation of the refugee process. Rather than repeat the mistake we promised never to forget, we must learn to address our fears without forgetting our humanity—and this begins by welcoming refugees who want nothing but to build a life of opportunity and peace.” They both are between the government and the people. The Syrian government is fighting with the rebels who don’t like the way the president is leading. In the holocaust it was Hitler vs. the Jews, and everyone protecting the Jews. “‘Nothing has been done to save these people, and we hope for stronger action by the international community,’ Mr. Pinheiro said, highlighting the obligation for countries under the 1948 genocide convention to take action to prevent it.” This quote means that, like in the Holocaust, nothing can be done to protect the people getting hurt. They both involve other countries. In the Syrian genocide other countries are helping fight the war. There are many allies in this war. In the holocaust, other countries were fighting in World War ll. These points relate to each other because the two wars happened almost the same ways. They are both moving in the same direction.
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