The Holocaust And The Armenian Genocide

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The holocaust is considered a travesty by all who have heard the tales of many who survived the event, sadly 12 million weren’t as lucky. Genocide is the systematic elimination of a group of people based of some quality that they share. The holocaust is a more well known example of this act which causes more damage than you’d imagine. Genocide has lethal effects on a culture,primarily the victims and perpetrators.There have been documented accounts of the steps that lead to a genocide.This is why we need to educate people in genocide prevention to fight against mass murder.

The act of Genocide is much more dangerous than many people think as Stephen Levine stated during his article on genocide’s affect on society as whole during and
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The definition of genocide as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary is the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group. The best example of a genocide the has been debated as to what it should be considered is “The Armenian Genocide” which is currently denied by the American government as qualifying as an actual genocide Umit Kurt(Can’t put umlaut above the U) does a very good job at explaining the definite parallels that can be drawn between the Holocaust and The Armenian Genocide of 1915 to 1917. Following the definition of a genocide both involved the systematic elimination of a certain group. For the Holocaust they were the: jews, polish, blacks, and gypsies of the Western European countries that Hitler controlled at the time of his rise to power. The targets for The Armenian Genocide would be the 1.5 million Armenians executed and deliberately persecuted by the Government of The Ottoman Empire ; this also included the successor state of the Ottoman’s The Republic of Turkey who continued it for a short time after the fall of the empire. It’s primarily debated because it didn’t destroy the armenian population in The empire. After the mass murder of the Armenians they still maintained a quarter of their former numbers in Turkey. This is only because a large number around 250,000 were deported by the government instead of being killed: also the wealthy of the Armenian class remained mostly unaffected during the time of the genocide adding to their maintained population. This is a very easily counterable statement as in germany the jewish population over 2 million jews remained alive after the end of hitler’s regime. If The Armenian Genocide were dealing with the same population size it would be an even worse tragedy as only 1.5 million Armenians would have been left alive worldwide

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