Human Rights Violations

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Alexis Savage
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Human Rights Violations
The Holocaust in World War II, the Rwandan genocide and Stalin’s forced famine violated human rights. Human rights are natural rights that let you live an average life in society like everybody else in the world. These tragic events stripped people of their very basic right to life. Genocide is the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. The Holocaust began on June 25, 1941. It was the murder of six million Jews in Germany by the Nazi’s. The Holocaust ended on May 8, 1945. The Rwanda genocide began on April 7, 1994 where 800,000 Tutsi’s were killed by Hutu’s. The Rwanda genocide ended in July, 1994. Stalin’s forced famine began in 1932 where the entire kulak class was destroyed. Stalin’s forced famine ended in 1933. The Holocaust was a time in history where darkness had occurred. During the next six years of the Holocaust, the Nazi’s undertook an “Aryanization of Germany dismissing now-Germans from civil service, liquidating Jewish owned businesses and stripping Jewish lawyers and doctors of their clients.” Huge Nazi rallies and acts such as the public burning of books by Jews, Communists, Liberals, and foreigners helped show the message of party strength (all about the Holocaust, 1). Starting in 1941, Jews from all over Germany, and hundreds of thousands of gypsies, were transported to polish ghettoes (all about the Holocaust, 2). Beginning in late 1941, the Germans began transport from the ghettoes to the concentration camps starting with the sick, old, weak, and the young who were viewed as the least useful During the summer of 1944, a large proportion of Hungary’s Jewish population was deported to Auschwitz, and as many as twelve thousand Jews were killed every day. At Auschwitz alone more than two million people were killed. A large population of Jews were killed in the Gas chambers and thousands of others died of...
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