The Diary Of Anne Frank And The Jewish And Armenian Holocaust

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The Jewish and Armenian Holocausts
“More than 70 years after the Holocaust, the horrors of Rwanda, Srebrenica, and Darfur are sobering reminders that preventing future genocides and mass atrocities remains an enormous challenge”(United 2017, Para. 1). In the novel Forgotten Fire, Vahan Kenderian shares his experiences through the Armenian War and Genocide, where his family, and most of his people were killed. In the book, The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne explains her thoughts and feelings during some of her teen years, and her experiences through World War Two and the Holocaust. Through the experiences of Anne Frank and Vahan Kenderian, they go through many things that are alike yet different from each other. In 1915, the Ottoman Government decided on a plan to exterminate the Armenian race. This later led to the extermination of over 1.5 million Armenians. In 1933, Adolf Hitler came into power and spread out his ideals of the Jewish race. Jewish people were segregated and later exterminated. Over six million Jews were killed. Vahan was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, and Anne Frank was a victim of the Jewish holocaust who later died within it. In the novels Forgotten Fire and The Diary of Anne Frank, the main characters Vahan and Anne are alike yet different through their experiences with war, genocide, and their past lives.
Anne Frank and Vahan Kenderian experience many of the same things during their lives, such as surviving a mass genocide of their own people. Vahan

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