No matter what terms you usually use - Hell, Gehenna, the kingdom of shadows, Diyu, Jahan Naraka or simply Hell - history littered with cases similar to an act of the devil himself. From East to West, from Heironimus to the world-nama, from Dante to Gilgomesha Stories; Hell was widely represented in art and literature of the peoples of the world. Sometimes, however, these cultural masterpieces seem trivial compared to some devastating events that took place in the world in fact. These infernal, tragic moments in the history of human life filled with pain, suffering and terror. Read on to learn about the 10 most horrific examples of Hell on Earth ...
1. Swamp Ramram 1945.
2. The Great Rebellion, 66.Great Jewish revolt in 66 against the Romans, who had long been their oppressors, showed that the former owners returned to show an example of those who tried to undermine the European forces. For a long time anti-Roman feeling supported among the Jews, increases catalyzed radical measures of the Roman emperor Caligula madman. Even years after the death of Caligula's dissent was among the Jews. At 66, after the Romans learned from the Jewish temple huge amounts of silver, oppressed Jews rioted, destroying thin Roman garrison that is located in the city. Wanting to quickly quell the rebellion, Rome sent 60,000 armed, fortified legionaries. Romans laid siege to Jerusalem, finally breaking the defense of the city in 70 Angry Romans killed, raped and looted indiscriminately; all the Jews they considered the instigators and supporters of the rebellion.One can not imagine the hell experienced by the Jews, the Romans when the siege ended in success. Many residents of the city were killed, tortured or sold into slavery. Although the figures diverge a great rebellion is thought killed more than one million Jews and led the destruction of the sacred temple. 3. Colonization of the Aztec Empire, 1500s.
Be the Aztecs or any Mesoamerikantsem in the 16th century meant to really experience hell on earth. Before the Spanish invasion of the Central American land, led by Hernan Cortes Aztec people used to feud with primitive competitors such as the peoples of Totonac and Tlakskaltek. Now they are faced with the forces of the Spanish invasion, using a weapon with which technology Aztec never encountered and had no idea that this is possible. It is not surprising that the Spaniards crushed the Aztec people. However, the methods they used against the whole population, not just soldiers, were what made it really hellish invasion. Stunning shameful fact that Europeans have forgotten is that there Papal debate as to whether the people of Central America, "people", ie, them even for people not considered. The invasion of the Spaniards killed more Aztec than smallpox, they encountered earlier. 4. Distress in the K-19, 1961.
Trials that befell the Russian nuclear submarine team K-19 can be described as Hell underwater. 4th July 1961 during a training session near the coast of southern Greenland was a leak in the reactor cooling system, which threatened to kill everyone on board. Compounding the situation, long-range radio transmitter ill-fated submarine, which malfunctioned, preventing, to make contact with Moscow. Thus, the team was under the influence of radiation, while being a few hundred meters below sea level, without any assistance for help. Come up with a terrible scenario - a difficult task. Letting the nearby USS was impossible, because the captain thought the submarine. He was afraid that, surrendering to the Americans, they will disclose all confidential documents on a submarine. To prevent a mutiny, he confiscated all firearms on board with the exception of 5 pistols, distributed among the five most trusted aides. In a desperate attempt to save the ship from full nuclear pollution, a team of 8 crew members assigned to work in extremely polluted parts of the ship where they were welded new water supply pipes. Temporary cap gave the team enough time to evacuate on diesel submarines. All eight members of the team, to make repairs, soon died, and another 15 crew members died of radiation poisoning in the following years. 5. The Black Death, 1348-50.
Peaking at about 1348-50, Black Death is thought to have killed up to 200 million people in Europe, about 60% of the population. Summer 1348, the outstanding features of wet or soaked grains start to rot, and in areas of unrest started because of looming food shortages. This problem has grown into an outbreak of bubonic plague in Europe. The epidemic has spread like wildfire, especially in cities where overcrowding and terrible sanitation only increased the level of contamination, which gave way to urban residents deadly disease. The infected body detects the formation of convex size of a small bite, usually in the groin, armpit or neck. Then there are much painful tumors that were initially red, then turns black, which gave its name epidemic. As soon as you detect these symptoms to death you were only two days. The experience of those who lived in the mid-fourteenth century, during the outbreak of the Black Death, really can be compared to life in Hell. Even those who survive often seen painful death all his friends and family, saw corpses rotting in the streets and constantly in fear of a fatal disease. Possible survivors of the plague hell was no longer scary. 6. Battle for Stalingrad 1942-43.
Despite the extreme cold, in contrast to the traditional high temperature of Hell, the experience of the German 6th Army at the Battle of Stalingrad was undoubtedly quite hellish. The Germans attacked the city of 23 August 1942 and were involved in a fight with the Russian, who surrendered to the Nazis only 2 February 1943. Between these dates the two warring sides have experienced in the full force of the harsh Russian winter, although it is conclusively that the Germans really badly equipped with experienced hell on earth . Feel sorry for them all the same is not so usual in our country, but the Germans at Stalingrad was lucky enough to experience the hard way hell. The Red Army in its attack drove approximately 230,000 German soldiers trapped and surrounded them in the city center; this place was cold grave for many of them. Not wanting to leave the strategically invaluable city, the German High Command forbade retreat. Instead, they tried to implement the second army with provisions from the air, while ensuring the availability of so many people was impossible. Lacking food supplies and winter clothing, the Germans, who did not die of hunger, were forced to move Hell. Sources tell us that some fingers were so swollen from the cold, they were unable to pull the trigger. 7. Large Chinese famine in 1949.
After about ten years after the Communists came to power in China in 1949 began one of the biggest man-made disasters of the 20th century for the already impoverished Chinese population. Even to this day - half a century later - the Chinese people struggling to forget the hellish hunger, calling him a "Three Years difficulties." In general, the agrarian nature of Chinese society the mid-20th century, makes it difficult to give a full assessment of the number of deaths - the majority of scientists called the figure approximately between 20-40 million. Cause of hunger, as many believe, is the result of the joint impact of agricultural radical changes implemented by the Communist Party of Mao and a series of widespread exemptions, which were the causes of population growth in China. In addition to an unimaginable death toll, hunger has given rise to many hellish stories. In a small village of 45 inhabitants, 44 people have died from lack of sustenance. The sole survivor of an elderly woman fell into madness caused Hell, she was forced to endure. Another story tells of a teenage girl killed her four-year-brother for food. 8. The transatlantic slave trade, 1500-1800's.
Although remnants of hatred is still sitting in some members of society, it is indisputable that mankind has come a long way for the creation of an artificial hell that was the transatlantic slave trade. What was that? Imagine you forcibly taken away from your house, was the passage across the Atlantic (the journey, which often leads to starvation), and then forced to work in appalling conditions on the ungrateful owner. We were reminded of the hellish reality faced by slaves in the United States last summer in a very sincere Tarantino "Django Unchained". Tarantino vision of American slavery, unfortunately, is not far from the truth. Really had a lot of horror stories about the slave era, which may even compete with Django. Perhaps the worst is the story of Margaret Garner, who tried to escape from their oppressors with a small child, decides to kill the baby and to release her from Hell on Earth, which was slavery. 9. Rwandan genocide of 1994.
Fierce struggle between ethnic groups Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda took place long before its catastrophic rise in 1994 as the Rwandan genocide. Hutu group, which held a majority of Rwandan citizens seized power in 1962 in Tootsie. Over the next 30 years, racial tense relationship between the two groups deteriorated, and finally began to direct in 1994, when the assassination of President Juvenal Habyarimana Hutu led to the mass murder of Tutsis. Over the next 100 days Hutu attempted genocide, which resulted in the death of almost one million Tutsi. As if these incessant killings were not enough hell, Hutu added despicable, disgusting weapons to your arsenal. Killing Tutsi men, many women, Hutu guaranteed themselves that their wives will not ever fill up Tutsi. There are numerous testimonies of women, sexually mutilated with knives, machetes, boiling water and acid, deprived of the ability to have a baby. Hutus recruited a lot of HIV-infected men to rape Tutsi widows, maliciously depriving women quick and easy death. 10. Holocaust 1945.
Not surprisingly, the Holocaust inevitably appeared at the top of the list; is indicative of the greatest degree of suffering and the darkest episodes in the history of mankind. For the Jews in Europe life became hell during the Second World War and somehow downplay the true horror of the Holocaust can not be anyone. No religious or artistic imagination description of Hell will not show systematic terror, industrialized attempt to exterminate the Jews the Nazis in Europe. Statistic of six million Jews killed in the Holocaust, does not help to explain the horrific Nazi killing machine. At first the Nazis used a rather primitive method: in buildings filled with the captive Jews, they sealed all the windows before you switch on multiple motors. The result was to slowly poison the Jews with carbon monoxide. Nazis perfected and developed this idea by creating the gas chambers Zyklon-B, used in the death camps such as Auschwitz, Belzec and Chelmno. If they were not immediately executed, the Jews were subjected to painful slave labor to support the war effort wavering enemy. Although there are plenty of horror stories coming from the Holocaust, the strongest character for me is Joseph "Angel of Death" Mengele. Mengel, a graduate of Anthropology and Medicine, spent a lot of human experiments on the prisoners of Auschwitz, including attempts to change eye color through various injection, limb amputation and the joining of two people to make them "the twins." Then how to treat this person to human life, really anxious. The fact that the Nazis tried to destroy all evidence of the existence of concentration camps, confirms the understanding of depravity and cruelty of their actions.