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…
Nathalie Jimenez P.7
Genocide is a deliberate and mass killing committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group. One of these cases was the Rwanda genocide, a merciless killing of Hutus and Tutsis. These African deaths are a recent addition to an unfortunately long line of genocides, a list which includes the Holocaust.
The Hutus and Tutsis conflict is one nearly as old as time. One group always strived to be more dominant than…
Conflict is an entity that appears in many different forms, each depending largely on the influential factors. The region of Sub-Saharan Africa is host to a long list of embedded strife. Most of these countries have been disjointed from the domineering rule of European colonialism. And although Rwanda’s bout with colonialism may have been short in duration (1890s-1960s), its impact on the subsequent political environment was significant. Some of these inherited…
30 April 2013
Who is to Blame?
When most people think of Rwanda today, they think of the 1994 genocide. Rwanda and Rwandans aren’t just defined by the genocide, but understandably most people remember the genocide best. Rwanda is a small country in central Africa. In the article “ Rwanda 1994” states Rwanda has been called “ a tropical Switzerland in the heart of Africa (1). There are two main ethnic groups in Rwanda the Hutu and the Tutsi. The Hutu outnumber…
with panga (machete) wounds, some infested with maggots. Some died from their wounds there in refugee camps. A Catholic priest, Father Ramon Vincens, who works near the Tanzania-Burundi border, quoted Hutu refugees as telling him that the program of genocide against the Hutus was "worse than the one last year."
Burundi and its neighbor Rwanda represent extreme cases of the failure of traditional African institutions to adapt to the extraordinary and swift changes of modern Africa…
between the Hutus and Tutsis fairly regularly. Just before the Rwandan genocide, many Hutu refugees escape from Burundi into the south of Rwanda due to violence in other regions. Finally things reached melting point when the Rwandan president's plane was shot down whilst on the way to talk peace on the 6th of April 1994. The Tutsis were largely blamed for the assassination, kick-starting the Rwandan Genocide.
The genocide was surprisingly organised by members of government, lawyers, military leaders…
According to the United Nations, genocide is a crime under international law and the present Convention states that genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group as such: killing members of the group, bodily or mentally harm members of a group, deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part, imposing measures intended to…
us that we must stand up in the face of adversity to never again let such crucial events such as the Genocide within the Holocaust happen again.
The Genocide, from 1941 to 1945 was a time were suffering and slaughter overtook the Jewish and out casted society. Destruction reigned with clout during the time period of the Holocaust in which the caustic events that unfolded led to the Genocide, the systematic attempt of German authorities during World War II to kill all and every Jew in aspirations…
April 22, 2015
The Rwandan Genocide stands out as a horrifically, significant event, not only because of the sheer number of people murdered in cold blood during an extremely short period of time, but also because of how recently it occurred in history. (Don't know what else to say for intro)
Rwanda was first colonized by the Germans. Their main contribution to the future of Rwanda was their fascination with anthropology and the method in which they categorized…
The Pol Pot Genocide which is also known as the Khmer Rouge Rebellion was a mass killing of people in Cambodia between the years 1975 to 1979. The killing was caused by a group of men called the Khmer Rouge who is led by a man called Pol Pot. The Khmer Rouge had come to power after they had overthrown the Nol Government which had been ruling at the time. The Khmer Rouges reasons for the massacre of millions was that they wanted to have an equal and pure race of Cambodian…
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Beginnings of the Cold War, 1945-1991
Do we use it?...
The Cold War, 1945-1991
The “Superpowers” and the Division of Europe
• Response Paper #6
• Question: Who bears
responsibility for the Cold War –
the USA or Soviet Union?
What are the key features of the Cold
Features of The Cold War
- ‘Iron Curtain’ (division of Europe/Germany)
- No direct conflict between US and USSR