Tragic Events In Hotel Rwanda

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The fight between the Tutsis and the Hutus displayed in the movie “Hotel Rwanda” was one of the most graphic genocides in history. It started in 1994 and over 800,000 people between the Hutus and the Tutsis have died as a result of this genocide. The Holocaust killed over 20 million Jews and people of other descents who weren’t light colored skin with blonde hair and blue eyes. The UN and other organizations truly failed to help those who were affected by the events of the Rwandan genocide and Holocaust.

The Rwandan Genocide was triggered by a President’s death on April 6th, 1994. The president of Rwanda, Juvenal Habyarimana, died because his plane was shot down. Following that horrific event, Hutsi’s and Tutu’s began to battle on African
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“But all over the world there were people like me sitting in offices, day after day after day, who did not fully appreciate the depth and speed with which you were being engulfed by this unimaginable terror.” (People’s Pundity Daily)

This quote explains Clinton’s attitude toward this horrific event. He didn’t even realize how bad the genocide really was. Many other people shared Clinton’s view on this topic. There was an UN mission that was made to help Rwanda. But it failed miserably.

“UNAMIR (the acronym by which it was known) was equipped with hand-me-down vehicles from the UN 's Cambodia mission, and only eighty of the 300 that turned up were usable. When the medical supplies ran out, in March of 1994, New York said there was no cash for resupply. Very little could be procured locally, given that Rwanda was one of Africa 's poorest nations. Replacement spare parts, batteries, and even ammunition could rarely be found” (Powers).

Even when the United Nations tried to step in, they failed miserably. It was too little, too late. The United Nations, especially the United States itself, failed to help Rwanda when they needed it most to stop this horrific
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This event specifically targeted Jewish people and over nine million Jewish people were killed. But many other groups were killed too including disabled people of any color, African Americans, homosexuals and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Adolf Hitler, a German dictator was the leader behind all of this. He wanted all the people in the world to be blonde haired, blue eyed and light skinned, which he tried to make realistic, but killing off everything that wasn’t that stereotype. The United Nations declared a National Day of Remembrance for the Holocaust, which falls on January 27th.
“It requested the United Nations Secretary-General to establish an outreach programme on the "Holocaust and the United Nations", as well as institute measures to mobilize civil society for Holocaust remembrance and education, in order to help prevent future acts of genocide” (United Nations). This event is be always taught in schools, so people can make sure an event similar like this is never to happen again. Unfortunately, the hate hasn’t stopped. This event is similar to the Rwandan genocide because people are killed because of their nationality. It is based off of judgements.

The Holocaust and the Genocide in Rwanda are taught so that the people that suffered through these events can make sure it is never going to happen again. The United Nations failed the Genocide because they didn’t provide the support it needed and the Holocaust is always

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