The Holocaust And The Rwanda Genocide

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The mind of a survivor of genocide can be various, violent, confused, or blank, it can scar the mind indefinitely or not. Not only are the conductors of the kill-spree are scary, but even the victims can be just as terrifying. Two examples of genocide are the Holocaust and the Rwanda Genocide, both of which gives off long ranges of psychological effects on the mind of those who survive. Survivors struggle through the tragic events with the hope they would soon find and be with their loved ones. So how does a survivor survive the experience of genocide? Although survival is key during the event of a mass genocide, the experience victims go through can wreak havoc upon the mindset, go into depression or even sometimes to help them strive to a better future.
The experience of a mass genocide can change a person, for the better or for the worse, many go under much stress, go through symptoms such as PTSD and become scarred mentally and/or physically. At the end of the Holocaust in World War II, survivors contained poor psychological well-being, mental scars for which they experience PTSD or post-traumatic symptoms. After having to go through the experience of genocide, survivors go through many phases, and mental and physical symptoms and PTSD is one of many symptoms survivors can go through. (Holocaust) (“Psychological Pain of Survivors”’ par.8) “One way survivors coped with the prolonged horrors of the Holocaust was to sustain the hope of reuniting with their families.” As…

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