Genocide In Nazi Germany

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Over the course of history there have been many horrific events, causing millions of deaths. From bombings of countries to the annihilation of entire races. Understanding these events, such as mass genocide in both Germany and Cambodia, can help us prevent events like these from happening again.

At the time, most of Germany’s citizens were in poverty and hoping for a new start, with a new government. The Nazi Party made promises to bring Germany out of economic recession, and the German people voted them into power, hoping that the party would bring them a better future (The History Place). The problems that led up to the genocide in Cambodia were different than the ones in Germany. Cambodia was a struggling country that had just recently earned its freedom from France. Do to this the country's government was still very fragile. The Khmer Rouge was lead by a man named Pol Pot, who attempted to “nationalize and centralize the peasant farming society of Cambodia virtually overnight” which caused the devastation of more than 25% of the country’s population in just three years. (World Without Genocide)
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It started off with the Nazis coming up with petty rules preventing the Jewish people from performing simple tasks. However, they started enforcing stricter rules and eventually started sending the Jewish people to concentration camps. In these camps, the Jewish people worked, were tortured, and quite oftenly executed. (USHMM) The Khmer Rouge wanted to change the way the country operated. They closed schools, hospitals, and factories, they got rid of currency and stripped the Cambodian people of their freedom. The Khmer Rouge moved the Cambodians to farms and forced them to work. Thousands of people died from illness, starvation, overworking, and