Presentation on theme: "1. 2 The Holocaust, although it led to the coining of the term, is certainly not the only genocide in the annals of human history. In fact, the kind."— Presentation transcript:
2 The Holocaust, although it led to the coining of the term, is certainly not the only genocide in the annals of human history. In fact, the kind of cultural hatred that brought about the Holocaust is quite common. The United Nations Convention on Genocide in 1948 explained genocide was "an odious scourge which has inflicted great losses on humanity in all periods of history." Holocaust genocide
3 Statistics of the Holocaust The statistics don't begin to tell that side of the story but here are some credible estimates of the death toll: At Treblinka some 870,000 Jews were killed. At Belzec in excess of 600,000 Jews were killed. At Chelmno some 250,000 Jews were killed. At Sobibor some 250,000 Jews were killed. At Auschwitz-Birkenau some 2,000,000 Jews were killed. Some 1,400,000 Jews were shot or otherwise murdered in Eastern Poland or the western parts of the then Soviet Union. In addition many tens of thousands of Jews died of starvation or disease.
4 This is Not the Only Genocide Armenians Several hundred thousand people were killed in what some term "the first modern genocide“ after the nationalist leadership of the Young Turks in 1925 led to the slaughter of the innocent Christian Armenian minority. Armenians
5 Cambodia The Khmer Rouge, under the leadership of Pol Pot, was responsible for the deaths of twenty percent of the Cambodian population, almost 2 million people, between 1975 and 1979 because he felt the intelligentsia and religious types threatened the classless society he was trying to create. Cambodia
6 Native Americans Though not in all cases dedicated to the goal of eradicating Native Americans, United States policy as well as that of conquistadore predecessors certainly led to a large number of deaths. American Indians continued to be plagued by their tragic legacy, teen pregnancy and alcoholism rates have sky-rocketed on the reservations. Native Americans
7 Soviet Union Under Stalin, beginning in 1929, an anti- peasantry feeling led to a man-made famine that killed as many as 38 million in Ukraine. This idea that starvation can be used as instrument of cruelty was also seen in the Irish potato famine. Soviet Union
8 Deception When Hitler took power, he deceived the country into believing he had a good plan for the country. John 8:43-44 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it..
9 Deception The gas chambers were fitted with fake shower heads to mislead people from knowing they were gas chambers. I John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
10 Starvation and Poverty Hitler would starve every prisoner and drive some into the ghettos and into poverty. Amos 8:11-13 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst. Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
11 Shame and Humiliation There was a policy of shaming and humiliating all Jews in public. Jeremiah 23:39-40 Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence: And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.
12 Nakedness Part of the deep humiliation the Jews suffered was being stripped naked before death. Ezekiel 23:29 And they shall deal with thee hatefully, and shall take away all thy labour, and shall leave thee naked and bare: and the nakedness of thy whoredoms shall be discovered, both thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.
13 Youth Hitler Used youth because they were easily deceived in his lies. Ecclesiastes 11:9-10 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.
14 Children Hitler spared no one and arrested even the little ones and imprisoned and killed them too. Our children are vulnerable too if we don’t protect them from the world. Proverbs 29:15-17 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall. Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
15 The Crowd The Nazis would whip up a crowd into a frenzy and misled them into committing atrocities. Matthew 24:10-12 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Psalms 42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
16 Death About six million Jews died because of the holocaust. Hebrews 2:14-15 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
17 Salvation After the war, many of the Jews could not go home again, so the allied forces sent them to Palestine and created a new home land for Israel in 1948. Psalms 37:39-40 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.