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Genocide

  1. 1. GENOCIDE<br />Definition:<br />Destruction of a particular group of people (such as national, ethnic, racial, religious, social, or political groups).<br />Related meanings:<br />Famous genocides:<br />Mass murder.<br /> Ethnic cleansing.<br />Great massacre.<br />Rwanda.<br /> Bosnia.<br />Germany.<br />
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  3. 3. GENOCIDE IN GERMANY(Holocaust) 1938-1945<br />The genocide of approximately six million European Jews during World War II, a programme of systematic state-sponsored extermination by Nazi Germany throughout Nazi-occupied territory.<br />In addition to Jews, the Nazis targeted Gypsies, Soviet prisoners of war, Polish and Soviet civilians, disabled people and other political and religious opponents. <br />The Holocaust began in 1933 when Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany and ended in 1945 when the Nazis were defeated by the Allied powers.<br />
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  5. 5. Reasons for genocide<br />Hitler needed a scapegoat to blame problems in Europe on.<br />He blamed the Jews for Germany's defeat in World War I and subsequent economic hardships.<br />
  6. 6. Hitler also asserted that Germans with fair skin, blond hair and blue eye were the supreme form of human.<br /><ul><li> The Jews, according to Hitler, were the racial opposite.</li></li></ul><li>Hitler’s perceived “master race”.<br />
  7. 7. Concentration Camp<br />A place where prisoners were mistreated, subjected to medical experiments, died from disease, starvation, overwork, or were executed as unfit for working.<br />
  8. 8. Extermination Camp<br /> A camp which functions mainly to kill as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. Within 24 hour of arrival, prisoners would have been killed. <br />Equipped with gas chambers for the purpose of systematic mass extermination of peoples was a unique feature of the Holocaust and unprecedented in history. <br />Never before in history had there existed places with the express purpose of killing people en masse.<br />
  9. 9. Methods of Killing/Torture:<br />Gas chamber.<br />Babies were thrown in the air and shot into ditches for games for the soldiers.<br />Putting people’s hands in boiling water until the skin and fingernails came off like gloves.<br />Sewing different body parts onto other people.<br />
  10. 10. Facts about the German genocide:<br />It is estimated that 11 million people perished during the<br />Holocaust.<br />The Nazis killed approximately two-thirds of all Jews living in Europe. Over 6000000 Jewish people were executed.<br />An estimated 1.1 million children were murdered.<br />There were 15,000 prison camps scattered throughout the territory occupied by Hitler, the most awful being Aushwitz.<br />
  11. 11. Conclusion<br />The calamities of the Holocaust willforever leave their imprint on the human race. The multitude of lives lost in the period between 1939 and 1945 are a sobering reminder to the generations: be ever vigilant in the fight againsthatred, tyranny and oppression.<br />If we can learn from the mistakesof the past and pledge never to see them repeated, then the eleven milliondid not die in vain!<br />Lest we forget!<br />

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