The massacre is the opposite of humanity. It is difficult to define the massacre. In short, we could say that Massacre is a cruel and violent way to kill a numerous number of people at the same time. With the development of civilization, some horrible massacres had occurred in the world which was not only killed only the persons but also destroy their family, their dream too. Here are 20 Worst Massacres In The World History. Read the 20 massacres and imagine how horrible the world is!
1. Adana Massacre
One of the shocking massacre of Armenian Christians by Ottoman Turkis in the early 20th century occurred in the Adana Vilayet on April 1909. The target of the massacre to kill Armenian civilians, some Greek, and Assyrians. An estimated was published where the casualties of the massacre were up to 30,000.
2. Babi Yar Massacre
The Babi Yar Massacre is one of the furious massacre in history over the world. The cruel massacre happened during the WWW II in a ravine close to Kiev in Ukraine. In 1941from September 29 to 30, more than 30,000 Jews were killed by Nazi Soldiers. Nazi leader tried to hide all evidence of the massacre by burning the victim’s body.
3. Batak Massacre
Another cruelest massacre of the Bulgarians in Batak, Bulgaria by Ottoman Empire in the middle of the 19th century on April 1876. The casualties of the massacres were more than 15,000 Bulgarians. The maximum victims of the massacres were women and children. The massacre was over cruelty in history because Bulgariansgarians women were tortured, raped and then beheaded by the Ottoman soldiers.
4. Bolton Massacre
The Bolton Massacre was mainly the result of the Civil War of England in 1644. The massacre was also called the Storming of Bolton. The Civil War occurred between Parliamentarians and Royalists where Royalists were the victor and the massacre happened on the supporter of Parliamentarians and innocents inhabitants. The casualties of the massacres were more than 16 thousand peoples in Boston, England.
5. Bud Dajo Massacre
Bud Dajo Massacre is well known as the First Battle of Bud Dajo as well as the Moro Crater Massacre in the history. The massacre occurred during the battle of the Philippine-American war in 1906. The common Moro’s people of Philippine including children and women were killed by the professional United States Army. The casualties of the massacre were all but 1000 people including 21 of US soldiers.
6. Hamidian Massacres
The Hamidian Massacres was another atrocity by Ottoman Empire. The cruel massacres were due to the spread of imperialism of Ottoman. The massacre was also known as the Armenian Massacres of the world which took place from 1894 to 1996. And more than 30,000 innocents people were killed by the Ottoman soldiers. And numerous were wounded.
7. Katyn Massacre
The Katyn Massacre is well known as the Katyn Massacre in the history of Massacre in the world. On March in 1940, more than 22,000 Polish include military officers, civilian prisoners, Polish Officer Corps were executed by the Soviet Union which was approved by Joseph Stalin.
8. The massacre of Elphinstone’s Army
The massacre of Elphinstone’s Army is known as ‘the 1842 retreat from Kabul’. The massacre actually took place during the first Anglo-Afgan War. The Afghans attacked numerous against the British troops who were going to Jalalabad through the Hindu Kush. In the cruel massacre, William Brydon and some civilians of British and Indian were able to escape. The casualties and loss of the massacre were more than 16,500 soldiers and Civilians of British.
9. Granada Massacre
The Granada Massacre took place on December in 1066. The massacre happened when a Muslim mob stormed in the Royal Palace in Granda. In the massacre, Joseph Ibn Naghrela was crucified and more than 1,500 Jews were murdered.
10. The massacre of the Latins
The massacre of the Latins was a huge-scale massacre of the Roman Catholic. Many innocents inhabitants of Constantipole were murdered by the Byzantine Empire. The thousands of Roman Catholics were the victims of the massacre on May in 1182.
11. The massacre of the Prisoners
The massacre of the Prisoners was one of the ferocious massacres in world history. The massacre took place from June to November in 1941 by NKVD, the interior ministry of the Soviet Union, and the Red Army. They killed prisoners in many places from Crimea to Poland, the maximum prisoners of the massacres were political prisoners. The deaths of the massacre were more closely 100,000.
12. Massacre of Thessalonica
One of the beginning recorded huge-scale massacres in world history occurred in the year 390 when Roman Emperor Theodosius first sent troops to Thessalonica in to defeat the civil unrest. Apparently, he was very angry when he gave them their primary instructions because he almost immediately reported a messenger telling the soldiers to overlook his previous orders. The messenger arrived lately and 7,000 innocent men, women, and children had already been murdered.
13. Massacres of Poles in Volhynia
The massacre operation against the Polish population of Volhynia in Ukraine was carried out by UPA stands for the Ukrainian Insurgent Army on March in 1943. Its target was to destroy all Polish males the ages between of 16 to 60. Though the target to destroy only males, all but tens of thousands of women, as well as innocents children, were also killed.
14. Nanking Massacre
The Nanking Massacre is well known as the Rape of Nanking. It was a mass murder that happened during the one and half month period following the Japanese capture of the city of Nanking, the former capital of China, on December 13 in 1937 during the Second Sino-Japanese War. During this period, hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians and armless soldiers were murdered by the Imperial Japanese Army. Wild rape and looting also occurred during the massacre. The historians and the direct witnesses have reported that nearly 250,000 to 300,000 people were killed in the massacre.
15. Odessa Massacre
The atrocity of Jews in Odessa, Ukraine and the surrounding towns of Transnistria by the Romanian aggressor. The result of the massacre was the deaths of closely 100,000 Ukrainian innocents Jews. There have no survivors being left to solidify outdoors after their village was entirely ruined.
16. Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre
In 1572, the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre was a targeted group of assassinations attended by a ripple of Roman Catholic mob violence, both directed against the Huguenots during the French Wars of Religion. The historian estimates that the number of deaths of the massacre was more than 5,000 to 30,000.
17. September Massacres
The September Massacres were a ripple of mob brutality which caught up with Paris in summer 1792 during the French Revolution. By the time it had diminished, half the prisoners of Paris had been hanged, some 1,200 trapped prisoners including many women and younger. The isolated brutality, in particular against the Roman Catholic Church, could continue to France for closely ten years to come.
18. The 228 Incident
The 228 Incident was well known as the 228 Massacre. The massacre occurred because of to an anti-government revolution in Taiwan, which was brutally elimination by government soldiers on February 27 in 1947. The 228 number came from the following day, On February 28. In the day 30,000 civilians were massacred in what was to be known as the White Terror.
19. Wola Massacre
During the Warsaw revolution, organized the killing of some 40,000 to 50,000 Polish civilians and captured resistance fighters was carried out by the Nazi German soldiers from August 5 to 12 in 1944. The victims were randomly shot and killed in an organized a lot of murder throughout the Wola district, the capital of Warsaw in Poland. The atrocity was committed to smash the spirit of Poles and to end the revolution without repairing to heavy city-fighting but ended up only creaking the resistance.
20. Yangzhou Massacre
The Yangzhou Massacre occurred on May 20 in 1645 against the local residents of Yangzhou, China by the Qing soldiers led by Prince Dodo of the Qing Dynasty had led to the death about 80,000 people. After the recent success against the forces loyal to the Southern Ming regime of the Hongguang Emperor, they sacked the city for ten days to punish the citizen for their resistance and as a notice to the citizens of Jiangnan on the outcome of fighting the aggressor.