Why do Jews insist on differentiating their genocide from other genocides?

There have been many genocidal societies over the ages. Why do we call the genocidal acts of the German Regime in WWII " The Holocaust" and every other genocide simply " genocide"?

What makes the Jewish people more special than the Russians, the Armenians, the Gypseys, the Hutus, and need I go on?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    In the Holocaust, 6 million Jews were murdered, and 6 million others were murdered (Gypsies, Poles, homosexuals, etc). While all genocides are tragic, this one was especially tragic because of the sheer number of people killed, and because of the numerous atrocities that the Germans committed in their "experiments".

    If you ever have the chance, you should visit the Holocaust museum in Washington DC. It really puts the genocide into perspective.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'd actually curious about this too. My roommate is Jewish and she thinks Jews have been through SO MUCH when races and ethnicities have too. The Holocaust isn't any worse than The genocide in Darfur or in Rwanda or anywere else in the world.

  • 4 years ago

    one million) because of the fact Armenian genocide hasn't been shown. i've got in no way even heard 'Kurdish genocide'. (do you recognize the version between a 'genocide' and 'struggle'? Civilians die at wars, regrettably, it does not propose there replaced right into a genocide.) 2) those issues you indexed got here approximately/not got here approximately greater desirable than a century in the past. whilst did the Holocaust ensue back? There are nonetheless alive victims of it. (it is the significant reason, rather.) 3) because of the fact the Holocaust got here approximately in nearer history, the technolgy replaced into greater desirable and greater human beings knew what replaced into happening and that they stayed quiet approximately it. If Armenian genocide got here approximately, working example, in all probability even maximum Ottoman Turks had no theory because it got here approximately/not got here approximately in a undeniable area and there replaced into no television or something. 4) evaluate the numbers of the victims. EDIT: Eugene, there replaced into no 'modern Turkey' in 1915. there replaced into no Turkey! there replaced into Ottoman Empire. Which one human beings ignorant now? and all of us knows Armenians have been forced to pass away Ottoman Empire, no one is denying it. yet genocide is rather diverse than that, you would be able to desire to acknowledge that. and that i'm not even announcing genocide did not ensue, i'm announcing there is not any info that it got here approximately. there is basically info that there replaced right into a struggle the place the two Armenian and Ottoman-Turkish civilians died. yet we've many, many proofs concerning the Holocaust and the question right here asks why the Holocaust takes greater place interior the media and such. because of the fact we are a hundred% beneficial it got here approximately, and it got here approximately in plenty nearer history.

  • 1 decade ago

    First of all, over six million people were killed, simply because of their race. Secondly, they are God's chosen people, so this supposedly puts them a bit higher than the rest of society, not necessarily that they're better, but that they're the Chosen of God. I don't think that the Jewish people's plight is more "special" than any other genocide, but the fact that they've kind of been a people without a home just makes it more famous, I guess.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Honestly, that's a good question. I guess because they want to feel special, more special than the other genocide peoples?

  • 1 decade ago

    They are the chosen people of GOD, but I do agree with you but never the less, what are you doing to prevent genocide in other countries besides, whining about "Why do Jews insist on differentiating their genocide from other genocides?"

  • 1 decade ago

    its more talked about in the US because jews own all the major tv networks in the US except for TBS.

    naturally, they put their agenda ahead of anyone elses.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    jews think they are better than the rest of us and that anything done to them is by far worse, than on anyone else. kinda resembles other so called minorities doesn't it?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    because it was 6,000,000

  • 1 decade ago

    ARROGANCE

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