The Genocide Of The Holocaust

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Genocide

Genocide a word that brings forth the morbid image of barbed wire fences, trenches overflowing with bodies, malnourished men, women, and children, a depressing black sky. Genocides definition is “the deliberate killing of people who belong to a particular racial, political, or cultural group” (Merriam-Webster.com) True to its name genocide is a word that has the ability to cause war and leaves a hellish vision in its victims. Despite all of this the seemingly impossibility it is possible to solve and end genocide. And although it is seen as a dreadful plague and world powers should focus partially on ending this catastrophe.
The word genocide was invented by Raphael Lemkin in 1944 to describe the horrors and crimes of the Der NationalSozialisten or Nazi party. The Holocaust Brought forth a new level of horror almost unthinkable at the time, thus leaving a deep scar in many people and the world. Still haunting the world to this day the Holocaust gave the crime of genocide it 's name and sadly crimes like it continued throughout the 20th century.
Even worse genocides have happened, after Hitler and his regime fell. Josef Stalin of course and his killing of over 30 million of his own people. Then Mao Zedong who makes Hitler appear as a playground bully with his killing of around 80 million of his own countrymen to make way for communist China. Now to a more recent genocide, the killing of the Yazidi and other peoples by I.S.I.S. (…

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