The Holocaust and the Darfur-Sudan Genocide: Correlative and Distinctive

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The Darfur-Sudan genocide and the Holocaust are just two of the many mass killings of certain groups of people that have taken place all over the world. The Holocaust was the persecution and extermination of Jews, Gypsies, handicapped people and homosexuals (Holocaust). The leader of the Holocaust and the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (the Nazis) was Adolf Hitler (Holocaust). He rose to power in Germany in 1933 (Holocaust). Ghettos and concentration camps were set up to isolate all who the Nazis did not qualify as “pure” (Holocaust). The Holocaust took place between1939 to 1945 (“Introduction”). The Darfur-Sudan Genocide began in 2003 and is still going on today (“Darfur Genocide”). A militia of government-supported people called the Janjaweed has been killing and destroying villages of non-Arab people (“Darfur Genocide”). Al-Bashir general of the National Islamic Front has been leading the persecution (“Darfur: A History” 18). The Holocaust and the Darfur-Sudan genocide are similar in that both their countries and leaders had the same economic status and mind set, however they are different in how the United States and other countries’ were involved and the type of war that was going on during them.
The Holocaust and the Darfur-Sudan Genocide occurred in countries that were similarly susceptible to the influences of corrupt leaders and political organizations, and weakened by economic downfalls. Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazis, convinced the nation of Germany to believe that in order to become a stronger country it needed to kill or misplace all who were not what he believed to be “pure” Germans (Holocaust). In the Darfur-Sudan genocide, Al-Bashir, leader of the National Islamic Front, blamed all the country’s prob...

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