Genocide During WWII Carrie Cerett and Hannah Spicer
What is Genocide? Genocide is the deliberate annihilation of an entire people including a nation or ethical, radical, or religious group It also refers to violent crimes committed to groups with the intent to destroy the existence of the group. Combines Geno-, the Greek name for “race of tribe“ and –Cide, Latin for “to kill”
Who Created Genocide Polish_ Jewish Lawyer, Raquel Lemkin formed “genocide”. During WWII Hitler had the purpose of genocide which is now known as the Holocaust. Other countries and people have had the intent of genocide like Rwanda, Darfur, etc.
The Holocaust Genocide It took place when Hitler and Germany tried to take over Against mostly Jews and Gypsies In 1941, the Germans began making camps specifically Not punished as genocide crime
Genocide As A Crime In 1948, The United States Nations declared that genocide was an international crime On Jan. 12, 1951, The United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide was created when more than twenty countries from around the world ratified it
Continued… In 1958, the Unites States signed and joined the Genocide Convention.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) was created in 1988, when 120 countries signed an international treaty The ICC was given the jurisdiction to prosecute crimes of Genocide Punishment for genocide is hard to determine though Rwanda genocide
The Genocide in Taba, Rwanda was the first use of genocide as a crime Jean Paul Akayesu was charged guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity in 1990’s Akayesu was engaged in and oversaw acts in Taba as the mayor
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