Complete 4 page APA formatted essay: Discuss the explantations for genocide/What differences and similarities are in these explanations/What common factors seem to cause genocide or at least create.
Lemiks proposed word and definition are recognized in the 1948 convention. The 1948 convention defines genocide as, any οf the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a certain group οf people, such as: killing members, causing mental or bodily harm, imposing measures to prevent birth, or taking children to another group forcibly.
In addition to genocide itself, the convention says that planning, attempting, and inciting genocide are also punishable acts. Some acts were left out οf the convention such as deliberate destruction οf political groups and forcible assimilation into the culture οf choice. Persons that commit genocide or any οf the acts are to be punished no matter their social status. Persons that commit the genocidal acts are to be tried by an acknowledged tribunal in the area in which the crime occurred. Genocide according to Lemick, does not always occur by mass killings. the destruction οf essential foundations οf the group is like exterminating them, they will no longer have an identity and therefore not be referred to as previously named. (Howard Ball, page 96-98)
Many ethnic groups have suffered genocide around the world. The Armenian genocide was done by the Turks. It broke out several times for different reasons. The first genocide done by Sultan Abdul Hamid (1876-1909) was to preserve a state structure, which kept the Christian Armenians in the Ottoman Empire submissive and unable to resist tyrannical rule. The second major genocide was done by the Young Turks party (1908-1914), it was to bring about fundamental and major changes in the status and create a new frame which did not include the Armenians. Hitlers Final Solution was concentrated on the Jews by Nazi Germany. Hitler said “Aryan” Germans were a superior race whose nation was ruined by racially unwanted groups such as the Jews.
The nazi “solution” was mass murder οf Jews