The Worst Human Tragedy in History The Holocaust that occurred in Germany during World War II remains the worst historical event impacting all aspects of society. Other genocides have occurred in the world, but pale in comparison to the Holocaust. One other significant genocide was in the country of Rwanda in 1994. While some similarities between the German Holocaust and the Rwandan Genocide are evident, the differences are apparent. In comparison with the Rwanda Genocide, the Holocaust was a more brutal event and had the most far reaching effects on society. Rwanda is a country in eastern and central Africa with a population of 11.46 million as of 2012. There was a long history of tension between to Hutu and Tutsi people in Rwanda. Even though the two groups shared a common language and had cultural and religious similarities, the conflict and tensions seriously increased between them during the Belgium control until 1961(Anderson, Belgium in Rwanda). The wealthier class, the Tutsi, became more powerful than the Hutu, who were considered the poor and unskilled labor class. In 1990, the Hutu-backed government authorized a massacre of hundreds of Tutsi (Anderson, Belgium in Rwanda). On April 6, 1994 the long time Hutu leader, Juvenal Habyarimana was traveling in a plane that was shot down. The new interim government started planning for the genocide of the Tutsi (Anderson, The Violence Increases). The United Nations decided not to intervene in the internal affairs of Rwanda but only evacuated the foreigners. During the next three months an estimated 500,000 to one million Tutsi were killed by the Hutu (Anderson, The Violence Increases.) The Genocide ended on July 4, 1994. The wide spread violence and mass killings against the Tutsi were well documented and catastrophic. However, in comparison to the German Holocaust the overall impact was less. The time period of the Rwandan genocide was limited to three months; the extent of human life lost was, at maximum estimations, 1 million or lower and only involved one country of people, two specific tribes. The Rwandan genocide was minuscule contrasted with the Holocaust. Yes, the Rwandan genocide did wipe out a majority of the Tutsi people but the Holocaust killed millions upon millions of people. Generations, races and cultures were being destroyed from the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the mass murder or genocide of approximately six million Jews and other cultures during World War II. The Holocaust was a murder program that was endorsed by Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler. Hilter’s motives behind the Holocaust initially were to make a superior race. He believed that Jewish people and other groups of people were inferring with that goal. He felt that “Jews were like a virus that couldn’t be contained” (Rosenburg Understanding Hitler’s Motivates). Unfortunately this involved the Nazis destroying everything they had including them. Windows, doors, possessions, livestock of homes, stores and other properties were all destroyed when the Nazis assaulted and captured “inferiors” (Perl 27). The German Holocaust involved an estimated five different cultures: Jews, Roma Gypies, disabled, Homosexuals, and Jehovah Witness’s (Smith Remembering: Voices of the Holocaust). Prisoners were tattooed with a number, issued striped uniforms, and accurately photographed to preserve their identities, upon arrival at a main camp (Perl 20). During the war, Hilter made one of the most efficient extermination factories the world has ever known (Perl 23). Upon arrival at the concentration camps in Germany, if there was an over flow of Jews, Hilter would order to sort the people into two groups. One group was the ill, elderly and women with children under the age of fourteen. Then, the Nazi’s put another group of together of healthy men, women, and children over the age of fifteen. In this process they separated brothers, sisters, and friends, children from their…
6 November 2008
Poorest are worst affected by urban expansion
Rapid expansion of cities has a greater negative impact on poorer inhabitants who cannot
afford to move to the outskirts where the air is cleaner, according to a recent study which
examined the effects of urban sprawl.
Urban sprawl is characterised by rapid, expansive growth of a town or city, which is often driven by uncontrolled
development of suburbs at the edges. During this two-part study, the researchers developed a computer…
United States Worst/Best
There are roughly 190 countries in the world today.
These countries vary in size, population, and forms of
government. All share same characteristics such as
territory, population, and sovereignty. The forms of
government are as diverse as the countries themselves,
they vary from very restrictive to less restrictive
form of government. United States of America is
without a doubt one of the worst countries in the world
today because there…
“ARE” or Attention Requiring Elements. These elements are thinks that all humans need on a basic level to survive. Things like feeling secure, having a friend, you get the idea. One thing, in my opinion, that there is so scarce of that causes us to be much unhappier than we should be as a species is affection. There is little to no input of affection in the average person’s life. It’s a contributing factor to a healthy human beings life. We need someone to show that they care about us, to give us…
The Worst Discipline
The worst and painful discipline ever is spanking, but it is one also of the most debatable discipline methods and one of the oldest disciplinary actions throughout many decades. Spanking is a method of punishment in which an adult inflicts pain upon a child in response to their unsatisfactory behavior. At times, children forget to practice good behavior skills or they disobey their parent’s rules and commands, which results in being disciplined.
As a frustrated parent continues…
History’s Worst Jobs: The Roman/ Anglo Saxon Period
The Anglo Saxon period has always been portrayed as time of ignorance and brutality - a mysterious and myth-ridden period of history so lacking in culture and civilization it is known simply as the Dark Ages. And in this the Dark Ages, there have always been plenty of gruesome and stomach turning jobs to do for any reasons. In the hundreds jobs, those three jobs mostly represent this periods: The Guillemot Egg Collector, The Viking Warrior and…
August 16, 2002 was the worst day of my life! I can never forget how I felt and how I delt with my parents getting a divorce on the first day of first grade.
It was the fist day of first grade. I was all excited to start school. The day started really great, I woke up, took a shower, put clothes on and told my mommy I loved her. After I left my house, I hopped on the bus and arrived at school. I was scared but ecstatic. I didn’t know what to do so I started running around like a little…
cancer patients, sick children, or disabled veterans. Raising money in the name of the less-fortunate just to pad their own pocket, that takes a special kind of evil. An evil, that unfortunately is a huge business for many people in this country.
The worst of these charities is called the Kids Wish Network. According to CNN, Since the start of this organization in 1997, they have raised a whopping $127.8 million dollars in donations, yet sadly, only 2.5% of this is spent on aid for the children and families…
The worst Christmas
It was the night before Christmas and I was very sad because my family life had been severely disrupted and I was sure that Christmas would never come. There was none of the usual joy and anticipation that I always felt during the Christmas season. I was eight years old, but in the past few months, I had aged greatly.
Christmas had always been for me one of the joyous religious festivals. The children and all the young people loved to make colorful crepe paper ornaments and…
000 people and affected over 305,000. An approximate of 85% of buildings was destroyed in the city of Bam (slide 2) and surrounding villages, leaving more than 75,000 people without shelter during the ongoing cold weather. In terms of human loss the quake was the worst to occur in Iranian history. A census was undertaken to discover the exact number of casualties. The BBC reported that a large number of victims were crushed while sleeping.11,000 students were killed and 1/5 of the 5,400 local teaching…
Best of Times, Worst of Times
March 23, 2015
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”1 This was the inspirational phrase from Martin Luther King Jr. when he was fighting against racial intolerance in the 50s. This was the era when black people in Canada had a difficult time being accepted as part of Canada with equal…