(1) Not only is genocide a tragic historical event, it also continuously occurs today. Genocide in general, is the mass killing of a certain group of people for any biased reason, whether it be race, religion, or regional differences. Throughout history genocide has occurred countless times. When we look back on our past as humans we often see certain groups relentlessly murdering and attacking members of others; whether it was caused by the competition for resources, the need for a scapegoat, or any other segregating factor. According to the 1948 Convention, “Genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethical, racial, or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group to another group.” (Manaktala 180) Despite how devastating it is, genocide continuously occurs because the... ... middle of paper ... ...int: U.S. Options Are Limited In Darfur.” Points Of View: Darfur.
In recent times, the media has highlighted the genocide that has been occurring in Darfur, Sudan. Darfur, Sudan is a country roughly the size of the state of Texas (Darfur Scores, n.d.). Genocide is the systematic killing of an entire ethnic group of people from a national, ethnic, or religious group, or an attempt to do away with them all (Darfur Scores, n.d.). Beginning around 2003, according to Darfur Scores (n.d.), “the Sudanese government in Khartoum and the government-sponsored Janjaweed militia have used rape, displacement, organized starvation, threats against aid workers and mass murder. Violence, disease, and displacement continue to kill thousands of innocent Darfurians every month.” Genocide, begins when the target group of dehumanized, the beginning of non- Arab black African.
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There are many worldwide conflicts that occurred throughout history that made a negative impact on the world, but there’s one of these conflicts that stood out from the rest, and still remains present in today’s society. This conflict is called a genocide; the deliberate and systematic extermination of a nation, racial, political or cultural group ( United States ). According to the united sates holocaust memorial museum the term genocide didn’t really come about until 1944. A Jewish- Polish lawyer coined the name genocide in 1944. He did so surfing the reign of Nazis to describe the constant murder.
The Holocaust is an event in history which will be entrenched within peoples’ minds for eternity; the Holocaust affected many people, including the Jewish, the mentally challenged, homosexuals and, prisoners of war (POW). There are several accounts from survivors of the Holocaust, but many, people were not as fortunate. The horrors from this event were hidden. Yet children like Anne Frank, were terribly affected. The holocaust has affected millions of people and their story should be known.
From nineteen ninety-one to nineteen ninety-five over eleven million Jews were killed in multiple concentration camps around Europe. Today, the Holocaust is known as one of the worst genocides to occur. Genocide is something that shouldn’t be occurring. Millions of people are being killed due to genocides that have happened, or are currently happening. The Holocaust is one of the most famous genocides that have occurred to this date which makes it one of the many reasons to want to research this genocide.
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