One of the roles of the states is to protect the
rights of its citizens under all costs and promote the welfare , safety and comfortability
of the citizens but at times states fail to provide this safety and even the state and other duty bearers may be the perpetrators of such illicit acts that endanger
the human rights of the citizens .
The holocaust first started in the Nazi Germany .This
genocide took place during world war
2 and the Germans leaded by Adolf
Hitler in extermination of the Jewish clan , the disabled, the Roma and the
soviet POWs. It took place from 1951-1945.Adolf Hitler was in power as he headed the Nazi party and instead of
safeguarding the rights of citizens he headed what is said to be the most
brutal ethnic cleansing ever seen .what led to this cleansing was that Hitler
despised and discriminated the Jews and he believed that they should be wiped
from the face of the earth and regarded that as the final solution, another
reason for this was that he wanted territorial expansion by invading the other
countries and collaborating with others.
RIGHTS ISSUES OR THE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATED
Jews were denied citizenship and identification in
Germany and also could not work and be employed anywhere.
Execution gas chambers were lit burning people alive
Starvation of people by locking them in a room for
months without food.
There was torture of mass population people were
worked to death in the Auschwitz camp which was the death camp .
There was unlawful arrest of the Jews and their was no
legislature to help them to determine whether
they were guilty or innocent .
The Jews could not own properties such as bicycles,
cameras and many others.
There was mass deportation whereby over 3500 were deported
to the Nikso rivers and nd 100000 Jews were deported to France and 50000 from
the German Reich areas to the ghettos.
There were forced labour people ere overworked against
The disabled people were discriminated and deported as
they were seen as inferior .
30000 people died due to strarvation,illness and
Children were killed over 1.5 million children
including the disabled, polish children and soviet union children were killed
and they were made as labourers and other children were made as medical
experiments in laboratories. The children lacked clothing, shelter and food .
Jews were not allowed to pursue education or go to any
Women were seen as incapable of work and were sent to
Auschwitz concentration camp for killing, there was mass murder of roman women
and women in the soviet villages were slaughtered and used as medical
experiments .There were over 500 brothels established for the soldiers and
women were sexually abused.
RIGHTS TREATIES AT PLAY
International convention on elimination on all forms of
racial discrimination whereby the Germans considered their race to be superior
and discriminated against the Jews and others.
Convention against torture the Jews were being
tortured by being put in the gas chambers and burned to death.
International convention and protection of rights of
migrants and families. The Jews were deported and no one followed about their
welfare after that they became migrants and rights of the families that were
migrants were violated.
Convention on the rights of disabled people as
explained earlier the disabled people were deported and killed as they were
seen as embarrassment and inferior.
Convention on protection against genocide ,this was
characterized by mass extermination of Jews and other races considering it a
Convention on the rights of the child Jewish and
polish children were killed and used as forced labourers and lab rats for
Convention on elimination of discrimination against
women ,women were sexually asulted in the brothels and killed in the gas
chambers and for medical experiments.
A regional treaty was the treaty of Versailles which
restricted Germanys powers and reduced aits army and did not allow germany to
pursue any war related activities after world war 1 and was a signatory to this
Another regional treaty was the reischkonkordat treaty
signed by the pope and the German government to protect the rights of the roman
Catholics and to regulate the powers of the Nazi government it was ratified in
OF THE INTERNATIONAL TREATIES AT PLAY
Most of the international treaties were created in the
1990s and the holocaust happened way before that so it did nit apply to the
holocaust and had no relevance as they were not signatories at the time .as for
the treaty of Versailles and reischkonkordat the Germans were signatories bit
violated tge treaties .
CITIZENS PROTECTED THEMSELVES AGAINST THE STATE
This was through military invasion of Russians in Germany
and Poland and the concentration camps had been discovered and the citizens
were freed the allied powers overpowered the Germans and ended the holocaust.
Tens of thousands of the Jews fled to the western allies states to seek help
and were catered for by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation
Administration because they were illed and had suffered a lot.
Others were helped by the Jewish committee sherit
–ha-pleta who had formed this organization after surviving .
After a while the Jews established their own state in
Palestine named Israel in 1948 which accommodated a larger number of the
The us provided over 400000 visa for immigrants which
some of the people were Jews and had used this for migration .