The worst genocides of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Thank you to Piero Scaruffi whose methodology in compiling these statistics can be explored at © 2009 Piero Scaruffi All rights reserved.

Adolf Hitler (Germany, 1939-1945)

12,000,000 (twelve million) concentration camps and civilians deliberately killed in WWII plus 3 million Russian POWs left to die

Leopold II of Belgium (Congo, 1886-1908)

8,000,000 (eight million)

Jozef Stalin (USSR, 1932-39)

7,000,000 (seven million) (the gulags plus the purges plus Ukraine’s famine)

Ismail Enver (Ottoman Turkey, 1915-20)

1,200,000 (one million two hundred thousand) Armenians (1915) + 350,000 Greek Pontians and 480,000 Anatolian Greeks (1916-22) + 500,000 Assyrians (1915-20)

Pol Pot (Cambodia, 1975-79)

1,700,000 (one million seven hundred thousand)

Kim Il Sung (North Korea, 1948-94)

1, 600 000 (one million six hundred thousand) (purges and concentration camps)