The War I The Treaty Of Versailles Essay

1220 Words Mar 16th, 2016 5 Pages
On April 22, 1981 President Ronald Reagan made a statement in his proclamation, “ Like the genocide of the Armenians before it, and the genocide of the Cambodians which followed it, . . . the lessons of the Holocaust must never be forgotten (Reagan).” As a matter of fact it should never be forgotten, no genocide should be taken lightly. It takes a horrible, disgusting, and soulless person to carry out such mass extinction of an ethnic group or nation. Considering there were many genocides that took place in the nineteenth-century, the most known is the Jews in Nazi Germany. However many other people experienced genocide such as Armenia, Kosovo, Sudan, and Cambodia. Over six million Jews and one hundred thousand people died during the Bosnian genocide, even though they were completely separate events they encountered many similarities.

After World War I the Treaty of Versailles left Germany in more turmoil than they already were, in this agreement it stated that Germany would have to pay reparations and give back Alsace-Lorraine to France. The war left the Germans Empire destroyed and therefore the reason for turning over of the old parliament over to a new one called the Weimar Republic. In this new republic, President Paul von Hindenburg of the Nazi party, elected Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933 with the idea that he could make Germany better again. According to Hitler he felt that the Jewish people should be held accountable for all of Germany…

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