MORE HORRIFIC MASSACRES IN HISTORY
Added on: 25th Jan 2015
Also known as the $B!H(BArmenian Massacres of 1894–1896$B!m(B and the
$B!H(BGreat Massacres,$B!G(B these atrocities were once again committed by
the Ottoman Empire. The deaths ranged from 80,000 to 300,000
leaving at least 50,000 children orphaned. The massacres were due to
the Ottoman Empire seeking to establish its territorial authority and
to reassert Pan-Islamism as the state ideology.
BUD DAJO MASSACRE
Also known as the $B!H(BMoro Crater Massacre,$B!I(B the violence committed
against the Moro villagers in the Philippines by a naval detachment of
540 American soldiers during the Philippine-American War was another
relatively small massacre compared to some others (roughly 1,000
casualties) but it is certainly one of the worst attacks ever perpetrated
by a democratically-inclined modern government.
This 1909 massacre of Armenian Christians by Ottoman Turks in
the city of Adana amidst governmental upheaval resulted in a series
of anti-Armenian mob violence throughout the district. Reports estimated
that the massacres in Adana Province resulted in 15,000 to 30,000 deaths.
The Nanking Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was a
mass murder that occurred during the six-week period following the
Japanese capture of the city of Nanking (Nanjing), the former capital of
China, on December 13, 1937 during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
During this period, hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians and
disarmed soldiers were murdered by soldiers of the Imperial Japanese
Army. Widespread rape and looting also occurred. Historians and
witnesses have estimated that 250,000 to 300,000 people were killed.
Also known as the $B!F(BKatyn Forest Massacre,$B!G(B this mass execution
ordered by the Soviet Politburo on March 5, 1940 was carried out
by the secret police against Polish military officers, civilian prisoners,
and members of the Polish Officer Corps. Approved by Joseph Stalin,
it was estimated that about 22,000 were executed in Katyn Forest.
MASSACRE OF THE PRISONERS
The NKVD prisoner massacres were a series of mass executions
committed by the Soviet NKVD against prisoners in Eastern Europe,
primarily Poland, Ukraine, the Baltic states, Bessarabia and other parts
of the Soviet Union from which the Red Army was withdrawing
after the German invasion in 1941 (see Operation Barbarossa). Estimates
on the death toll vary from nearly 9000 to 100,000. Not all prisoners
were murdered; some of them were abandoned or managed to escape
because the retreating, panicked Soviet executioners logistically
could not kill all of them.
BABI YAR MASSACRE
Considered the $B!H(Blargest single massacre in the history of the Holocaust$B!I(B
this atrocity happened in a ravine near Kiev, Ukraine from September
29 to 30, 1941 wherein 33,771 Jews were executed by the Nazis during
their campaign against the Soviet Union. Victims of other Babi Yar
massacres included tens of thousands of Soviet POWs, Gypsies
(Romani people), communists, civilian hostages, and
The mass murder of Jews in Odessa, Ukraine and the surrounding towns
of Transnistria by the Romanian invaders resulted in the deaths of more
than 100,000 Ukrainian Jews with any survivors being left to freeze
outdoors after their village was completely razed.