The World Reacted Towards The Act Of Genocide Essay

1081 WordsDec 10, 20165 Pages
Through history, the acts of hate, anger, and violence has been the root of all evil against a variety groups of people, led by a certain ‘dictator’ or organization. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines genocide as “the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group” . Killing groups of people based on their religious preference, sexual orientation, and even just for punishment. You might be thinking, what actually causes a person (or leader) to commit genocide? How has the world reacted towards the act of genocide? Finally, what groups have been affected by genocide? Many reasons as to why genocide occurs, it is because a leader or group, wants to organize an ‘ethnic cleanse’ or prejudice against other cultures or races different from their own. Also because of hatred and blame for social change. Take Adolph Hitler for example. Adolph Hitler blamed the Jews for the loss of World War One and also the cause of the great depression. Hitler believed in a ‘master race’ and had to cleanse or get rid of the toxic race within Germany (the Jews). His thinking was that being white was the pure race and wanted to take out anyone who wasn’t. About 11 million people died during the Holocaust. This number includes, Jews, Homosexuals, Gypsies, African Americans, mentally handicapped, other religious groups, and people who did not conform to the Nazi party. The Holocaust occurred from January 30, 1933 to May 8, 1945. According to the Holocaust
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