The term genocide is defined as “the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.” Both the Darfur genocide and the Nazi Holocaust are described by the definition above. Although there are some differences between the two, there is no doubt the similarities trump the differences. The Darfur genocide was the first genocide of the 21st century.
This caused the death of 400,000 people and more than 3 million people were displaced. The discovery of gold is what further ignited violence and displacement in Darfur. Along with this increase in violence, conflict has since changed from the original outbreak in 2003. The rebellion was led by non-Arab Muslim sedentary tribes and was made against the Arab government. 2004 was the year President George Bush declared what was happening in Darfur genocide. The Nazi Holocaust went from 1938-1945and there were a total of 6,000,000 deaths.
This all began with a boycott of Jewish shops and ended in that gas chambers. 1933 is when Hitler came to power in Germany. While he was in power, continuous blame was put on the Jews for the Germans loss in WW1. Racial theories were also made that developed an image of the supreme form of a human which was a german with fair skin, blonde hair and blue eyes. Hitler made it known that Jews were the racial opposite. Slowly, Jews were shut out of German society by Nazis. Both of these horrific events have a lot in common. A few things they have in common are: they took away their rights, they segregated, they had concentration camps and they exterminated people.
The outcomes, however, were different. The Nazi Holocaust ended while the Darfur genocide still continues today. The Holocaust had more casualties than the Darfur genocide. In summation, the Holocaust and Darfur genocide were very impactful and one still goes on today.
They are both memorable events that are still topics of discussion. Holocaust survivors still go to schools and describe the pain they went through and what they were feeling at the concentration camps and the liberation.