Young children with their parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts, people of all ages, from all social standing, with or without education and background were driven into huge camps.
In those huge camps, those people were being murdered in several different ways.
They were gassed in special buildings or in trucks or shot, or worked to death or starved to death, frozen to death, any means to murder those people.
After they died, the camp administrators had serious problems. First they let some of those people dig huge holes, where they dumped all those dead bodies in. Very soon, the tens of thousands bodies were too much to be buried, so they decided to cremate them.
Tens of kilometres from those camps people could smell it.
The Nazis killed eleven million people in concentration camps throughout Europe.
Right after the first World War in Turkey, international diplomats were invited to witness a happening.
The Turkeys authorities collected mainly women and children and older people and drove them into a closed off area.
They ‘invited’ the local population to kill those people, and they did so. They first killed the old people, then the rapes started, followed by sadistical deeds hard to describe, but after nine hours, all women and children were finally dead. The end result of those ‘events’ were more then two million death.
Those events in history happened.
Many people knew about those mass killings, the genocides.
In Turkey, normal people from villages performed undescribable deeds, whatever their excuses.
The international community allowed it to happen.
In the death camps during the second World War, the guards were constantly busy to murder millions without regret. Dehumanization they call that.
The Russian campaign in 1945, the long march of troops through East Europe and Germany was called the Campaign of Rape. They raped every female of any age, little girls to old women. Many women were hundreds of times raped.
The survivors of the biggest tank battles in Russia (1943-1945) were forced to eat the dead bodies in order to survive. The ground was filled with dead bodies for hundreds of miles.
Stalin exceeded the number of death in the genocides on his own populations with 25-60 million death.
And you know what?
Almost anyone can be dehumanized.
Anyone can fall victim of those dehumanized people.
The leaders of those great nations, which defeated that evil, said “Never Again!”.
America, as leader of the free world, saw its responsibility to stop such evil in its tracks. All American Presidents (till President Obama) protected the world of a repeat. Never Again.
Now we see the dehumanized people in action again, unopposed. Everyone is at risk to be dehumanized or to fall victim to the dehumanized people. We are talking about ISIS. We are talking about the greatest supporters of terror and Islamic extremists (like ISIS) Iran.
And who is supporting a country like Iran? Talk, laugh, and negotiate with them? Right, President Obama.
For those who think that I’m over dramatic, think again. People thought the same before the first and second World Wars.
Obama thought that too when ISIS appeared.
And finally, I’ve a question for you. Who were and are guilty for those genocides?
The dehumanized people or those who allowed it to happen?
And the final remarks. Combat soldiers, who fought in battles, are many times dehumanized because of their military training and combat experiences.
Dehumanization is a natural reaction for people who must kill for their country or leaders.