Genocide, mass killings, 20th century, Adolph Hitler, Stalin, Final Solution, Jewish Question, Acholi people, Joseph Kony, Uganda
In August of 1939, Adolf Hitler addressed his commanders with the words, "Thus for the time being I have sent to the East only my 'Death's Head Units' with the orders to kill without pity or mercy all men, women, and children of Polish race or language. Only in such a way will we win the vital space that we need." It is precisely this idea, this manner of thinking that has waged such carnage and despair on mankind. The act of genocide, mass killing of a population, race or religious group, particularly in the 20th century, has been the cause of many grievances around the world.
[...] The guards in the camps would beat the prisoners daily. If the child was not strong enough to work, they would be taken to the medical lab where experiments would be done on the ‘subjects.' These experiments were primarily carried out on dwarves, infants, and twins. Hitler made sure that German Nazis considered it their duty in life to overcome compassion and execute orders for the “greater good.” However, it came to the point were there was not much to overcome, as it was seen that many Nazis, poisoned with racial and religious hatred committed these crimes on humanity with awful, sadistic pleasure. [...]
[...] Genocide is not just murder, it is the annihilation of an entire existence, and it something that we, as a people, will never condone. Bibliography "20th Century Genocide." Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. TheHistory Place Apr Day, Sean Sinclair. "Profile: Ugandan rebel Joseph Kony." BBC News 7 Oct Apr Johnson, Carter J. January 2006. “Deliver Us from Kony.” Christianity Today. January 2006. Matovu, Jacob. Mass Media as Agencies of Socialization in Uganda. Journal of Black Studies, Vol No Culture, Communication, and Development in Africa. [...]
[...] They are all stubborn and vicious in their attempt for total power and control. They will stop at nothing to make sure their policies are implemented, and they will monitor their progress until they achieve their goals. When one looks at the similarities between Hitler and Stalin, and in the similarities between their dictatorships, it becomes clear that many of the same policies were put forth in order to maintain power. Both men used powerful police forces, whether it the NKVB or the Nazi group to bring their opponents to “justice.” But what is more interesting is that both men were constantly paranoid about being unseated from power. [...]
[...] By instilling fear and doubt into their followers, Hitler, Stalin and Kony have managed to gain control of those around them. However, fear is not what these men wanted; it was not their driving force. They wanted respect, and they demanded it through their political stances. All three men were leaders of political movements that were 'revolutionary' in nature. Hitler did not invent Nazism but was a major element in the movement from shortly after its birth. Stalin, through manipulation and intimidation, took over Communist party leadership from its Russian founder, Lenin. [...]
[...] Joseph Kony is a tyrant, an evil man who will stop at nothing to achieve his goal. He uses brutal force and mass murder as weapons for his cause. As the LRA attacks villages, Kony sees opportunities for more kidnappings. Many families are completely wiped out during LRA attacks. Although the activity has diminished somewhat since 1997, the area that the LRA targets has grown considerably. The LRA has abducted huge amounts of civilians for training as guerillas. These civilians are mostly children and young adults. [...]
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