Compare/Contrast to Holocaust
This campaign was different from the holocaust for many reasons. One of them is that they targeted different people, the Holocaust focused on Jews and the Al- Anfal focused on Kurds. Another difference was that the Al- Anfal was only in Iraq as the Holocaust was all over Europe. Unlike the Holocaust the Al- Anfal was not based on a previous war, and they did not start a war because of it even though the Kurds pressed the UN. Both the Holocaust and the Al- Anfal Campaign were terrible mass killings of certain people, and they are similar in some ways and different in other ways.
The an-Anfal genocide lasted from 1986-1989, It was against the Kurdistan of Northern Iraq. They used chemical weapons against the Kurds, about 180,000 Kurds were killed, mainly women and children. It was characterized as gross violations of human rights (HRW). This campaign destroyed their economy and their infrastructure. The genocide took place during the Iraq and Iran war. The Genocide was not because of the war between Iraq and Iran.
The Al- Anfal campaign was very different from the holocaust but it has some similarities. One of the similarities is that they tried to hide what they were doing so that no one would find out. In the Holocaust, they tried doing that by burning everything. But in both the Holocaust and the Al- Anfal campaign people found out what they were doing to the people they were trying to exterminate. Just like the Holocaust, they took away basic rights like food, clothing, and belongings. Like the Holocaust, they killed a lot of women and children