20th Century Genocide Timeline

  • Australia

    "The ‘dying race’ was intended to be left to die, with a little help. That is intent to destroy, backed up by years of extinction practises, started from the day cpt Cook arrived. The one million indigenous Australians were not decimated to 10% during federation due to migration to other countries. They were systematically exterminated. From 1900 to 1970, 20,000 to 25,000 Aboriginal children were forcibly separated from their natural families; it and was called " the stolen generation''.
  • The cattle-herding Herreros

    The cattle-herding Herreros
    The Hereos was a tribe in Southwest Africa; later it became Namibia.Trotha drove the Hereros into the desert and then issued a formal "extermination order" . Of 80,000 hereos, 60,000 died; among the 15,000 people who surrendered, half of them died in prison.
  • T-4 Euthanasia Program

     T-4 Euthanasia Program
    In Austria approximately 30,000 physically and mentally disabled were killed at Hartheim Castle by gassing and lethal injection.
  • Assyrian Genocide

     Assyrian Genocide
    This was committed against the Assyrian population of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War by the Young Turks.1915. The turkish state had decided to exterminate all minorities. The government which was headed by the criminals Djemal, Talaat and Emver, under the advice of Germany, wanted to ged rid of all non Turkish populations. Assyrians couldn't be an exception.
  • The Armenian Genocide

    The Armenian Genocide
    On April 1915 Ottoman government embarked upon the systematic decimation of its civilian Armenin population. The persecution continued with varying intensity until 1923 when the Ottoman Empire ceased to exist and was replaced by the Republic of Turkey. The Armenian population of Ottoman was reported to be two million in 1915. An estimated one million had perished by 1918. while hundreds of thousands became honeless and stateless refugees .
  • Nanking maasacre

    Nanking maasacre
    Between December 1937 and March 1938 one of the worst massacres in modern times took place. Japanese troops captured the Chinese city of Nanjing and embarked on a campaign of murder, rape and looting. An estimated 300,000 people were killed.
  • The Holocaust

    The Holocaust
    The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. "Holocaust" is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire." The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.
  • Partition of India

    Partition of India
    The partition of Indian subcontinent in 1947, following World War II is perhaps the most tragic of all political events to affect India in its long political history. The partition divided Hindus and Muslims who had lived together for hundreds of years. It led to endless boundary disputes, three wars between the two neighbors, a nuclear powered arms race, and state sponsored terrorism.
  • Zanzibar

    The number of deaths in this genocide varies; some western newspapers give figures from 2,000 to 4,000.
  • Guatemala

    The officially chartered Historical Clarification Commission attributed more than 93% of documented violations of human rights; and that Maya Indians accounted for 83% of the victims. It concluded in 1999 that state actions constituted genocide
  • Pakistan (Bangladesh War)

    Pakistan (Bangladesh War)
    The attacks by the Pakistanis, and resistance by the Bangladeshis, continued until December of that year, with the Bangladeshis seeing this as a war of independence, and the government forces viewing it as a civil war. Throughout the year, India provided support for the East Pakistani rebels, and received a large number of refugees. Early in December, Pakistan's internal conflict assumed international dimensions with the direct intervention of Indian troops. The violence ended on December 16.
  • Burundi

    In the summer and spring of 1972 between 100,000 and 200,000 people were taken to their graves in the wake of a Hutu-led insurrection.This genocide didn't stop until1993.
  • The Cambodian Genocide

    The Cambodian Genocide
    The Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979, in which approximately 1.7 million people lost their lives (21% of the country's population), was one of the worst human tragedies of the last century.
  • The Bosinian Genocide

    The Bosinian Genocide
    From 1992-1995 the former Yugoslav republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina experienced genocidal crimes that has not been seen on the continent of Europe since World War II. Ethnic hatred, which had begun over seven hundred years ago had finally climaxed in the Balkan Peninsula. War raged between Serbia and Croatia for total control of the Balkans. In total over 200,000 Bosnian Muslims were executed by the Bosnian Serb Army.
  • Rwanda

    It is estimated that some 200,000 people participated in the perpetration of the Rwandan genocide.In the weeks after April 6, 1994, 800,000 men, women, and children perished in the Rwandan genocide, perhaps as many as three quarters of the Tutsi population. At the same time, thousands of Hutu were murdered because they opposed the killing campaign and the forces directing it.