Throughout history, there have been many examples where groups of people have been denied their human rights. Many have tried to end these human rights violations but they do not always succeed. Many different types of actions were taken to oppress these individuals or groups of their human rights. Some to such extremes of an almost entire extinction of a race, or an improper education Without a doubt the most famous act against human rights was the holocaust. Which was an attempt by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis to kill off all Jews. Hitler rose to power in the Nazi party. He was given Dictorial powers and used them to establish a totalitarian regime. Hitler and a man named Fueher began policies to re-establish German dominance. The Holocaust unfolded as Adolf Hitler's personal vision of the cleansing of his homeland of undesirables. The Nuremburg laws were the prosecution of Jews. Ghettos were made to isolate the Jews from society. The human rights of the Jewish people were diminished by the Nazis as they captured them and sent them away to concentration camps for labor and extermination camps to be put to death. There they were given little food and were forced to work till death. They were forced to sleep in cramped living spaces with nothing but planks of wood to sleep on. Hitler was attempting to rid the world of the Jewish people and “cleanse” Germany. The allies, which consisted of France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union and the U.S., liberated the Jews and the Nazis were put on trials known as the Nuremburg trials as a result of the holocaust for actions against human rights.
Another famous denial of human rights was the apartheid. What apartheid means is an official policy of racial segregation, and it was big in South Africa. It all started when South Africa was colonized by the English and Dutch in the seventeenth century. English dominated the Dutch descendants. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa around 1900 resulted in the English invasion which resulted in the Boer War. Following independence from England, an uneasy share of power between the two groups held until the 1940's, when the Afrikaner National Party was able to gain power. Strategists in the National Party made apartheid as a way to ensure their control over the economic and social system. Race laws had a huge effect on social life. Non-whites and whites could not marry each other, jobs for whites only and schools were separated for whites and colored. Overall the colored where given few rights and where being exploited for the benefit of the white.