genocide essay

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Globally human rights is something that even today is still a very big issue. For hundreds of years many people in the United States and around the world have been deprived of some type of right as a human being, whether it be the right of freedom, the right to a certain religion, the right of quality or many of the rights we know have been taken from people in history and still in certain forms today. Many people throughout the world have been deprived of their rights through the act of genocide. Genocide is defined as the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group. At the common read lecture about genocide what I learned about was the eight stages of genocide, which are classification, symbolism, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination, and denial. In this essay I will further discuss the eight stages of genocide as well as some examples of genocide that have occurred in history.
At the common read lecture we learned briefly about three different genocides that took place around the world. The first genocide that we learned about, and most popularly known was the Holocaust in Nazi Germany. In the early 30’s, approximately 1934, Adolf Hitler had control of the Nazi party. During his reign he encouraged prejudice against Jews and other people that he considered undesirables such as gypsies, homosexuals, mentally ill people, as well as the physically disabled and those who were not of the "Aryan" race. Shortly after the beginning of Hitler’s reign of power, he would not allow Jewish children to go to schools with the other German children. The Nazi army would force Jewish owned businesses to close, and they would burn vandalize and even burn Jewish templ...

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...not view the victims as humans, they basically look at them like a bunch of cockroaches and the hate groups are the exterminators. When the extermination is funded by the state it is common for the armed forces to work together with the hate groups to take part in the extermination. Sometimes this leads to groups of people killing each other for revenge thus generating a cycle of bilateral genocide. The eighth and final stage of genocide is denial. In this stage the attackers dig up the graves, and burn the victims’ bodies. The reason for this is to attempt to hide the evidence and to scare any witnesses. The attackers hide the fact that they took part in the genocide, and attempt to blame the victims for what was done. The attacker do what they can to prohibit any investigations, and they continue to control the area until they are overthrown of their power

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