Cambodian Genocide And Holocaust Similarities

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As every day passed, people dreaded the following day. As every day passed, more and more humans were considered a disease or plague by and then they believed so. As every day passed, the injustice and cruelty of the world were seen by the millions that had no freedom or voice. Those days turned into weeks and months of unbearable hatred, discrimination, and murder known as a genocide. A genocide is a mass murder directed towards a certain group of people based on hatred, prejudice and clashing ideologies. When Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi party became the chancellor of Germany in 1933, the Holocaust commenced. The belief that started this genocide was that the Germans, or Aryans, were superior to the Jews. In the Cambodian Genocide, …show more content…
The Nazis had many killing squads, which would go into the cities and towns that the Germans had captured. They would torture, maul and destroy the enemies of the Nazis. Another way of destruction was concentration camps where they would be overworked, starved and fatigued. At the death camps humans of every age would be gassed and would die. The Cambodian Genocide differed from the Holocaust by the way of extermination. The Khmer Rouge caused Cambodians to have forced labor, where the farmers couldn’t have any of the food they made. If anyone ate the food they grew or didn’t meet the expectations demanded of them, they would be shot on the spot. Ethnic minorities, including Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai people or those with similar heritage confronted death. Along with them, those the Rogue had considered enemies faced group killings. Also, as more leaders were seeing what was happening to their citizens, they would be put in prisons. Even though both genocides had the stage of extermination, the Holocaust and Cambodian Genocide contrast in their ways of …show more content…
With both genocides, the leaders and the voice of the people persecuted were taken away by the group who supported the genocide. In the stage of preparation, both the Jews and Cambodians were sent in separate cities that others. One way the genocides contrast was their forms of extermination, where the Holocaust mostly featured concentration and death camps, and the Cambodian Genocide had “death fields” of forced labor. People are taught about the Holocaust, the best known genocide, and assume that it would never happen again, that it was only one mistake. Many people are not taught that around the world, even after the Holocaust, people would do such an act as purposely killing another group of people either based on religion, race, or culture. This hatred and discrimination caused millions of lives to end based on no fault of the victims, but the killer’s own wrongdoing. We must be kind and loving to all people, to be an example on which they can help others, not

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