Summary Of ' An Unbroken Silence ' Essay

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Spencer Allen
Mrs. Hemphill
English 2
21 November 2014

An Unbroken Silence


In the 20th century, the most notorious genocide ever to have taken place occurred in Europe under the rule of the Nazis. The holocaust marked the genocide of six million Jews.
Genocide is a mass killing of a group of people that results in thousands of deaths and fatalities. In the span of 100 days in 1994, “800,000 men, women, and children perished in the Rwandan genocide, perhaps as many as three quarters of the Tutsi population” (“Genocide in Rwanda”). Most genocides take place due to political differences, ethnic clashes, and or historical tensions between two or more ethnic groups. The perpetrators of the particular genocide, if found guilty, will face a conviction for crimes against humanity. Succeeding the holocaust, the top members of the Nazi party responsible for the genocide itself faced trials by the allied powers to bring them to justice. Similarly, the accused perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide still to this day, face trials for their crimes against humanity. Despite the horrific holocaust of the 20th century, genocide still occurs in present day in places such as Darfur. Genocide occurred in Rwanda in Central Africa between April and July of 1994. The decades of Tutsi oppression of Hutus and the assassination of President Habyarimana in 1994 led to the genocide in Rwanda. CAUSES

A. Socio/Cultural Cause: Evidently, “the genocide in Rwanda took place over…

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