Genocide : A Terrible Thing, But Without It The World 's History

1084 Words Dec 12th, 2015 5 Pages
In the view of many, Genocide is very terrible thing, but without it the world 's history would be very different. An infamous genocide occurred during World War II when the Nazi’s tried to exterminate the Jews. After the war in 1948, genocide was declared an international crime. Genocide would then be used to describe what happened in Rwanda. Genocide is found in many fictional books like Unwind. The word genocide means “the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group”. The term genocide wasn’t created until after World War II. They need a word to describe what happened at the concentration camps in Europe. There are eight stages of genocide; classification,symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination, denial. Classification is classifying people by groups including ethnicity, race, religion, or, nationality. Groups with diversity are less likely to have a genocide because the classifications won 't fall into all the group members. The next step of genocide is symbolization. Symbolization is giving the groups a name like “Jews” or “Gypsies”. People do this everyday but it doesn 't lead to genocide unless they go to the next step. The third step is dehumanization. This is when a group, stops another group, from interacting with other groups. The victims are often equivalent to parasites. Propaganda is often started in this stage too. The fourth step is organization. Genocide is always…

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