Tolerance During The Holocaust In Cambodia

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Tolerance is being able to understand and put up with another's beliefs or ideas, even if you don't always agree. Have you ever been placed in situation like this? Many people have, including famous people in history like Anne Frank and Adolf Hitler. Another situation like this was the Holocaust in Cambodia. Not many people are aware about this. Being tolerative is a good trait to have in situations like these.

Anne Frank was a young girl, that was born in Frankfurt, Germany, to her parents Otto and Edith Frank. Her family went into hiding in 1942 in a Secret Annexe that was in her father's building, which he worked in, behind a bookcase. They stayed in hiding until 1944, when the group was betrayed and was sent to Concentration Camps. Anne and her sister, Margot Frank, were transported to a different camp called Bergen-Belsen. They died in 1945 just weeks before the U.S Army came and liberated the camp. All that time that she was in the
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An estimated 1-3.5 million people died in the Killing Fields. The leader, Pol Pot (1925-1998) made an attempt to make a peasant, farming society. He eliminated the wealthy, the educated, doctors, lawyers, police, former governors, monks, Chinese, Buddhists, and many more. Pol Pot cut off use of foreign languages, schools, television and newspapers, and even money. The entire country was cut off. Most of the Cambodian people died from malnutrition, long hours of working, and some were killed if Pol Pot thought they were disloyal to him. Not people from Cambodia were slaughtered but others from Vietnam, Laos, India, Pakistan, UK, France, U.S.A, and many other countries. . This was the worst human tragedy in the last century. As you can see, Pol Pot didn't have tolerance for a lot of things. He believed that because everyone was different, they should be eliminated. Just because you're different, doesn't mean you should die. We need to have tolerance in people and

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