Long asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

What is the differences of Native American and Holocaust Genocide?

I'm kind of having a hard time finding what the differences are but the similarities i get.

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    there is no difference except that americans are all too willing to study the minute details of what the nazis did to the jews and condemn them for it, but when it comes to the genocide that americans are responsible for, they are willfully ignorant. hitler imitated the usa's treatment of indigenous americans when coming up with their "solution" for getting rid of the jews. we know this because he said so in his auto biography, mein kampf.

    for those who insist the genocide was an accident..read and learn something: the genocide was intentional and it is still ongoing.

    Adopted by Resolution 260 (III) A of the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948.


    Article 2

    In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

     (a) Killing members of the group;

    (the many massacres and campaigns aimed at killing native americans regardless of age or gender is well documented. Nothing more needs to be said here.)

     (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

    (the conditions imposed on native people on reservations was designed to cause them harm. Studies have also shown that the steretype in the dominent culture and the portrayal of native people as war like, drunk, and lazy, also affects native children and how they see themselves.)

     (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

    (the reservation system was designed to “contain” native people so they could be destroyed more efficiently. Starvation was one tactic and biological warfare another.)

     (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

    (up until the late 1980s, native women were sterilized as a matter of policy by IHS doctors. These sterilizations were done without their consent and in many cases against the women’s will.)

     (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

    (native children were taken by force from their families and sent to residential schools often hundreds of miles from home. There they were trained to be “white” and in many cases were sexually and physically abused. Over 50,000 children between the ages of 3 and 15 were killed in these institutions in canada alone and similar numbers in usa. many of these schools remained open into the 1990s and survivors of them are still alive. Until 1973, native children in usa were also removed from their mothers as infants and adopted out to white families as an attempt to assimilate native people into white society.)

    Source(s): mohawk
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The real difference is the duration and the numbers. The Jewish holocaust lasted about 10 years, more or less. The genocide against us has been going on for over 400 years. 6 million Jews were murdered, over 90% of our entire population was destroyed. Otherwise, there is very little difference other than eras.

    Source(s): Native Calif NDN, descended from survivors
  • 1 decade ago

    Actually not much at all,strange thing is that Adolf Hitler got a lot of his ideas from American History .Hitler really admired America , especially Westerns, and just improved the methods of mass murder and elimination of undesirable's,many religions did the same as did many others throughout the worlds history.If you can dehumanize person make them less than an insect it becomes easier for others to become less than humane themselves but men and woman of true character have always overcome these monsters.They if nothing got freedom in their on death if only it saved another and another took up the banner before it was trampled by tyrants .

    Source(s): History and experience.Question Authority and Think for Yourself
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well similiarities are simple, for one they liked our hair. The Nazi's shaved it off the Jews, and the Americans scalped it off our heads for $$.

    There were massacres, and lies in both. You could say the main difference was that, the Americans put our ancestors in Church Schools where they were raped, beaten, and put to slave labor; ha! this was in the 20th century too.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The only difference was the jews went down and the indians went down fighting like mother fuucceerr!!!!!!!!!!

  • guido
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    if you can't see the differences then you arn't trying.

    the holocaust was a planned effort to victimize an entirely peaceful group of people. the people were killed in mass numbers in extremely cruel ways. they were used for medical experments, they used their hides for lampshades, their hair for cloth, their babies for target practice. millions were killed...starved absolutely horrible, while those doing the torture lived nearby in elegance. this was in current times with basically current culture..

    the events that occured with native americans was decidedly different, this does not mean it wasn't tragic or wrong, but much different.

    the acts carried out against them were a gradual unplanned thing that sometimes had merit, it was not always based on hatred, often times it was self defense..you have to remember according to the times the europeans weren't in their minds trespassing....right or wrong, this was the way of the day..

    people coming into America were unaware of the vastness of the land, the intricacies of all the different Indian cultures, the workings of disease. there was no "claim" to this new land, the natives were scattered and unorganized and wild compared to the europeans. they knew in this vast land there were savages that would kill you, and this was accurate, but not all inclusive...different tribes would agree with this assesment..while the Indians were defending their land, the europeans did not see it that way, and it really doesn't matter when the arrows start flying, you will shoot back..there is the real difference.....right or wrong..you will shoot back, there was a legitimate conflict involving life. the wants and needs of the Indians were different than those coming in...my relatives were some of the first here and shared a great relationship with the Indians, they helped each other and lived peacefully together without problems. there was mutual respect.

    there was a land grab, there was poor treatment and killing, there was brutal behavior on both sides as well as ignorance on both sides..there is pretty clear evidence now with mummified remains of whites predating the native americans, that the Indians stole the land from the whites....no need to go into all this, it is all history, and it is all done.

    there are always 2 sides..usually when you see one view clearly, if you back up a little further you will see the other side. we just need to learn from it, not repeat it, and yes, sometimes we also need to remember that these people on both sides are all dead now, time to start fresh..

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The natives were called 'dirt worshipers' and savages that had to be exterminated to make the land safe (and free) for the whites. Jews in the Nazi system were being murdered and robbed because of economics. The whites in America never shaved native heads to use the hair for industrial purposes.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Native Americans were technologically inferior, seen as savages with no morals and unjust Gods. Native Americans were not exterminated in camps by gas chambers rather on the fields and plains which they called home by military might.

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