History has proven in its course that it has been a producer of the most horrifying and daunting stories the world has ever known. Terrifying. Unimaginable. These stories depict the shocking and inconceivable pictures the evils of man can do: blood splattered on barren lands; the stench of death overcoming the fragrance of life.
Genocide: a crime of unprecedented proportions, a sin not worthy of any mercy. It is the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious or national group. From the past to the present, from Rwanda to China, this herculean crime has been experienced by innocent people; children who has been stripped of their future; men and women who have been degraded to mere objects of ridicule; and of the old whose dignity of life have been taken away from them.
More than any horror movie you’ll ever see, reality always is the best shocker. This list compiles the five worst genocides in the history. Genocides that the world will remember and will never forget.
1. Mao Zedong (Responsible for 34,300,000-63,784,000 deaths)
2. Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin ( Responsible for 23,000,000-60,000,000 deaths)
3. Adolf Hitler ( Responsible for 6,000,000 deaths)
European countries. The use of gas chambers to massively exterminate the Jews and the use of prisoners for human experiments were a unique feature of the Holocaust and also, unprecedented in history. To save his face from his falling grace in 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide with Eva Braun, his long time mistress whom he married three days before their untimely death.
4. Hideki Tojo (Responsible for 5,000,000 deaths)
Minister of Japan serving from 1941 to 1944 during World War II. The mass slaughter in Nanking, China in 1937 commonly known as the Rape of Nanking killed almost 200,000- 350,000 civilians. It is the worst single massacre of unarmed troops and civilians in the history of the 20th century. The year after, more than 230,000 people have perished in field tests and experiments for biological and chemical weapons establishing a research facility in Ping Fan. It was the largest biological weapons research facility in the world. Though he was successful in his attempt for suicide in 1945, he was arrested and sentenced to death by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. He was hanged on December 23, 1948.
5. Pol Pot (Responsible for 2,500,000 deaths)