Genocide Paper

Submitted By LuisPerez2
Words: 637
Pages: 3

January 20, 2013 “Those unable to catalog the past are doomed to repeat it” (Lemony Snicket). Snicket is saying that if we do not learn from our past, it is bound to happen again, but even if we do “catalog” our past it has a tendency of repeating itself. The Holocaust, genocide, was a horrific incident in Europe that the world says “never again” to. Genocide has been one of the events that have been repeated after the entire world said “never again.” We are all human beings who deserve to have these human rights, but we wont be able to resist such crimes until we join as one. To begin this we can take a step in the right direction, and that is to raise awareness towards genocide amongst our community and everyone around us. Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg was executed in a firing squad for resisting the Nazis and trying to overthrow Hitler. Stauffenberg could see through the Nazi propaganda and how they were treating the Jews in Europe. He attempted to go right to the source and eliminate the Nazi power because he knew the cruelty they were doing to the Jews and others. One should never have to stand up to such a horrific power alone, especially when there are others capable of assisting. Everyday on the Internet there is cyber-bullying happening and very few people step up and attempt to stop this. Cyber-bullying happens in the Internet where everyone can see it, but most of us don’t do much to defend those that are being hurt. I made the connections to the Holocaust; the Nazis were using propaganda, and verbal abuse to intimidate people, and brainwash them so they would not raise up in resistance to the violations of human rights. Something that always comes to mind is, why do people do that just to intimidate others? What can we do to stop this mistreatment of others? Problems like these can lead to worse situations, where it goes from just the Internet from just words to actions. For decades the Hutus and Tutsis hated each other. There would be verbal and sometimes physical abuse between the two tribes until it lead to attempt to make the Tutsi tribe become extinct. The cause for this genocide was driven by racial hatred for one another. One way that we can reduce the chances of genocide from uprising again is to educate the children in areas like Rwanda and Cambodia. Just how we…