List of crimes against humanity

A list of crimes against humanity


Whether an act is defined as crime against humanity may depend on the political view.

  • 1904: The German colonial power strike down the uprising of the Herero and Nama in the territory today known as Namibia. Large parts of the Herero und Nama die with thurst; survivers are forced to heavy labour; between 25,000 to 100,000 (probably 65,000) Herero and 10,000 Nama die
  • 1915-1918: The use of poison gas in the first world war.
  • 1915-1916: The Turkish genocide on the Armenians: about 1.5 million people die
  • 1922: The socalled Asia minor catastrophe: turkish troups destroy Smyrna and kill tens of thousands of greek civilians
  • 1937-1945: The Japanese war againstChina, which involved serious crimes against the Chinese civilian population
  • 1933-1945: German Nazis kill 6 million Jews, 500,000 Sinti und Roma, homosexuals, social democrats and communists in Europe; see also (holocaust)
  • 1933-1945: the socalled “Aktion T 4” (euthanasia-program), mass morder on about 80,000 handicapped and chronically ill people. Among them many children and “foreign workers”
  • 1938-1943: German armed forces systematically displace and kill Czech, Polish, Russian people (among others) during the “war of extermination” (“Vernichtungskrieg”) in Europe, Africa and Asia; see also second world war)
  • 1944-1945: Allied forces systematically bomb German residental areas in the second world war
  • 1945-1949: Displacement of ethic Germans from Eastern Prussia and other former German Eastern territories (Bierut-decree), Czechoslovakia (Beneš-Decree) and other Eastern European countries following the second world war.
  • 1917-1953: Numerous crimes by the communist system in the Soviet Union, installation of extensive penal camps “archipelago GULAG” (see also Stalinism and Kurapaty.
  • 1945: The United States drop nuclear bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, and a napalm bomb on Tokio
  • 1962-1975: The United States use napalm and other chemical warfare in Vietnam
  • 1965: The coup government of the new Indonesian government kills approximately 100,000 to 1,000,000 (presumably) partisans of the communist party
  • 1966: The systematic persecution of African people by the apartheid system in South Africa
  • 1966-1976: Mao Zedong’s “cultural revolution” in China goes hand in hand with political cleaning; several million people die in China and autonomous areas.
  • 1974-1989: The communist government of Rumania under the leadership of Nicolae Ceausescu systematically persecutes political enimies and plans the so-called “village destruction program”. He also sets up “death homes” for handicapped, chronically ill and unwanted children. People older then 65 are refused to get medical help; see also Elena Ceausescu and Cighid.
  • 1975-1979: Under the leadership of Pol Pot the Red Khmer committ mass morder in Cambodia
  • 1973-1989: Augusto Pinochet and his military dictatorship assassin political opponents and torture tens of thousands of people in Chile
  • 1976-1982: The military dictatorship in Argentina assassins political opponents and tortures in Argentina
  • 1975-1981 Genocide in East Timor (the conflict holds in unreleaved intensity until 1998/1999)
  • 1983-ongoing: Several million black Africans die in a tribal genocide in Sudan
  • 1988: On March 16th Saddam Hussein launches a poison gas attack against the kurdish city of Halabdscha in the North of Irak. About 5,000 people die (almost solely civilians).
  • 1994: During the civil war in Ruanda between Hutu and Tutsi 500,000 poeple die
  • 1991-1999: Various crimes of war take place during the Bosnian war on each side.
  • 1996-2001: Various violations against human rights by the radical-islamic Taliban-regime in Afghanistan
  • 1949-heute: Various violations against human rights by the the Republic of China; (see Tibet, East Turkestan and Southern Mongolia.

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