Holocaust Digital Intro Project-Genocide By: Nathan richardson and jackson bohman

To underderstand genocide we have to look at the definition first. The dictionary definition of genocide is: the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. We are going to compare the Halocaust to the Armenian Genocide to show the intensity and difference to the Halocaust.
Statistics comparing the Armenian and the Halocaust:
Death Counts: Armenian: 1.5 Million Holocaust: 11 Million
Who they killed: Armenian: Armenians, and other minorities, including Assyrians, Pontian and Anatolian Greeks. Holocaust: Six million Jews and five million Slavs, Roma, disabled, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, and political and religious dissidents
How did they rise to power: Armenian: Sultan Abdel Hamid II rose to power with the fall of the ottoman empire and wanted to cleanse all the people to be Christian or be killed. Holocaust: Believing he could check Hitler’s ambition, President Hindenburg reluctantly made Hitler the Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933.
How long did it last: Armenian: Began in 1915 and ended in the early 1920’s. Holocaust: The Holocaust unofficially began on January 30, 1933, and ended on May 8, 1945.
Lasting effects:

Armenian: Because Ottoman Law prohibited taking pictures of Armenian deportees, photo evidence that documented the severity of the ethnic cleansing is rare.

Holocaust: The Officers and leaders went to court and only some got convicted but Hitler was not tried because he later committed suicide. Raphael Lemkin, a holocaust survivor who worked on the Nuremberg Trials, coined the term genocide and spent 4 years pushing for it to be added to international law. After the Nuremberg war crimes trials finished, the United States spearheaded the effort to end genocide and become a champion for the prevention of crimes against humanity. The U.S. pushed for greater international effort, helping to draft the 1948 Genocide Convention.

Work Cited:

"Past Genocides - Armenia, Holocaust, Bosnia, Rwanda, Darfur." United to End Genocide. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2017.

"The Armenian Genocide." United to End Genocide. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2017.

"The Holocaust." United to End Genocide. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2017.


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