Major Events and Genocides since 1900

Major events and genocides from the year 1900 to present.

This timeline presents the major events, any genocides or crimes against humanity that took place between 1900 and the present. ;xNLx;Completed by Jessica Guo (Fall 2013)

Herero and Namaqua Genocide

The Herero and Namaqua Genocide took place in the early 1900s, during the Herero Wars.


The term 'genocide' was coined by Raphael Lemkin

World War One

The four year war between the Allies and the Central Powers was the first great, world conflict.

World War Two

World War Two begun when Hitler took over Czechoslovakia, violating the Munich Pact.

Armenian Genocide

The mass extermination of the minority Armenian population by the Ottoman government in present-day Turkey.

Greek Genocide

The genocide of the Greeks is linked to the Armenian Genocide. The Greek Genocide was also put into action by the Ottoman government.

Assyrian Genocide

The massacre of the Assyrian population of the Ottoman Empire was in conjunction with the Greek and Armenian Genocides.


The Ukrainian Famine. Holod means hunger and mor means plague, in Ukrainian. The translation of Holodomor is death by hunger.


The result of Hitler's antisemitism.

Flight and Expulsion of the Germans

Following the end of the Second World War, European countries began to exile citizens of German descent from their nations.

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