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Jerry Parzych
Professor Michel
Hotel Rwanda, and Night comparison
2/6/13

The Holocaust was a tragic even to occur during WWI. Millions of innocent lives were taking only because they were of a different religion. Hitler was the dictator of Germany back in WWI and he thought of a “’perfect race.” This race did not include the Jewish population so he decided to get rid of them. Aside from the Holocaust the Rwandan Genocide was a genocidal mass slaughter that took place in 1994 in the East African state of Rwanda. The genocide was mainly an ethnic competition between the Tutsi and the Hutu. Night and Hotel Rwanda are similar in many different ways.

The first similarity that was in the movie and the book is that there were mass killings. Not only did the Hutu people kill the Tutsi people but also the Nazis’ killed the Jews’. In the Holocaust, there were 5.59-5.86 million and in the Rwanda Genocide there were 500,000 and 1,000,000, which could be as high as 20% of their population. In the book Night, there was a part that showed the mass killings that the Nazis’ committed, they shoved all of the people in death camps, made them dig their own graves, killed them and they buried them in the graves they have just dug. In Hotel Rwanda they lined them up and killed them.

Another similarity that they share is the torturing and the heartlessness that they have. Even when the children were begging for mercy, they were still killed. They showed no remorse in what they did. In Night, the little girls were sent straight into the gas chambers and were killed. Even if you were unable to work at the camps you were killed. The children in Hotel Rwanda were killed if they were Tutsi, killing off the next generation.

A third similarity is that
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