How is it that between the Cambodia Genocide and the Holocaust, over eight million people were killed? The similarities and differences between the Cambodia Genocide and the Holocaust are both disturbing yet interests nag. To understand how alike and dissimilar these two events are you must consider three things, which are: the cause, courses, and effects. The Cambodia Genocide was lit up by a man named Sloth Sara, better known as POI Pot. He was a Cambodia Revolutionary as well as the man who created a communist group known greatly as The Khmer Rouge.
POI Pot and Hitler are similar in this way because Hitler also created a political power party known as the Nazis. Both of these leaders were important dictators who created murderous groups. Additionally, this wasn’t the only similarity between the two because pool pot and Hitler both promised something they couldn’t back up. POI Pot promised a stable communist environment , while Hitler promised a big change in their country. Neither of them were actually doing this for the better, but rather for themselves because they both wanted o have absolute power.
The difference between the two of them was that POI Pot had attempted stability and communism by trying to isolate Cambodia, giving the subtle hint that he would rather be somewhat of an underdog and safe, rather than on top and over powerful. In this case, Hitler was the exact opposite. Hitler wanted to be on top; he wanted to be the top dog. He wanted to make Germany a better country but his view and their view were much different. Hitler didn’t want to make it better for the less fortunate, he just anted to make it better for the, already to be know as, higher class.
Furthermore, the way POI Pot and Hitler ran things were very different but in the long run, they both had the same outcome: world wide tragedy for everyone but themselves. During the Cambodia Genocide and the Holocaust, many roles of symbolization came into play. For instance, throughout the Genocide everyone was forced to wear black pants and black shirts and in the Holocaust all Jews were forced to wear prisoner clothing and of course, the star of David at all times. These weren’t the only rules that were very strict.
In Cambodia, if you wore glasses you were automatically death sentenced because you were considered to be different and in the Holocaust, you were refrained from wearing shoes. These harsh rules were just the begging of the torture for either countries. Throughout the course Of these events, the very serious situations began to occur. In Cambodia, the torture began with labor fields, carried on with starvation and ended with execution but in the Holocaust everything was just thrown at them at once with the death camps ND the gas chambers.
Nobody can make any exception about not remembering the last step in the Holocaust which was the final solution. pool Pot and Hitler had very different views on how to carry out the “organization” of things. Hitler believed that only very particular people should carry on at the death camps and the rest were thrown into the gas chambers-such as women, child, weak, and certain age groups-. POI Pot had little stereotypes such as grouping anyone intellectual, wealthy, or high class and they were to e executed together because they were “different”.
The ones that lived through that, had little hope, but still more than the ones going through the Holocaust. One more thing that was similar between the Genocide and the Holocaust was that the population decreased dramatically. In Cambodia, people disappeared daily from camps and the starvation was killing quickly. In Germany, an estimated 4,000 or more Jews were killed every single day from either being murdered, freezing or starving. These deaths were nothing to be asking lightly, yet not enough people took it serious enough.
This is one of the reasons both Of these events Were not stopped until it was too late. The effects of both of these treacherous events were devastating. An estimated 20% of the Cambodia population were murdered throughout four years under the power of the Khmer Rouge. In Germany an estimated six million Jews were murdered between the time period of 1933-1945 under the power of Hitler and the Nazis. The punishment wasn’t enough for either but at least the Nazis had to go threw the Murderer trials.