I intend to discuss this topic in two separate parts, beginning with the history, origin and development of the Nazi flag, and then on its effect on the people of Germany, and its subsequent associations and stigmatization. As a result of the atrocities committed during World War II, the Nazi Flag has become a universally recognised symbol of hate and oppression. However, its origin and history were the complete antithesis of the modern day perception of the Nazi Flag and its anti-Semitic associations. In his 1925 autobiography, Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler wrote: “I myself, meanwhile, after innumerable attempts, had laid down a final form; a flag with a red background, a white disk, and a black swastika in the middle. After long trials I also
The speaker is still focused on him/herself as seen in the use of “I” and “me”. The feelings of guilt and grief begin to surface after the speaker’s murderous rampage, they say, “If only they’d all consented to die unseen gassed underground the quiet Nazi way.” This loaded sentence brings the poem full-circle again, speaking of the gassing and referencing Nazis; however, it seems to be a charged accusation to the woodchucks themselves, as if the speaker is accusing them of bringing out all of this evil because they didn’t choose to die easily when the speaker was being
It is a law of nature that those in power who fear or detest others will seek to have those ‘others’ silenced. The justification for these deplorable acts is that these attacks are for the betterment of the masses. Sacrifices are suggested only by those who seek to profit, unless it is their own life. In all examples of mass hysteria, superstition leads to prejudice. In Nazi Germany, the idea that Jews were responsible for the horrible reparations after the Great War was common.
Hitler led a regime of German people to conform against other people with different religions, ethnicities, and sexualities. Hitler was an idol for Germany and Jewish people were the scapegoats for Germany’s problems. Hitler convinced and manipulated millions of people to fight for his agenda. Hitler directed the minds of his followers to support a cause that killed millions of people which is now known as the Holocaust. Hitler was able to execute his plans for the Holocaust because of the aid from others which was demonstrated by Nazi leaders, the German military, and the Axis powers.
Compare the tragedy for the characters in both "The Last Night" and "Refugee Blues." Comparing the tragedy in the main characters and their fear of death in both "the Last Night" and "Refugee Blues" both of these extracts are about believing in something which the Nazis don 't believe in and, because of this being chased around and being punished for it. The lament "Refugee Blues" was written by W.H. Auden, in this lament she talked about how a Jew and his wife had to try and survive the abuses. It tells us how all Jews were forced to run away from home and then abused by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
Ritter and his team went out to interview all of the Gypsies living in Germany, and threatened them with arrest and incarceration in concentration camps if they didn’t say where they lived and their relatives' names. After their research and interviewing, Ritter had found that the Gypsies had tainted blood and were racially inferior to the Germans (“Dr. Robert Ritter”). Afterward, Germany passed the Nuremberg Laws in 1935, which ripped away the citizenship and rights of the Gypsies and the Jews. The Reich Central Office was created to centralize all the persecution of the groups in Germany.
Dehumanization makes people lose the will to live and made it easier for the Nazi’s to exterminate the Jews. Not only was dehumanization a way to gain authority over people, but it allowed the Nazi’s to view the prisoners as something other than humans. Hitler used dehumanization in an attempt to achieve his ends and was displayed throughout the novel Night in many ways including selections, being numbered, and shaving the prisoner’s heads. To begin, human selection was one of the first steps the reader saw of the dehumanization process. In the novel Night, specifically page twenty-nine, Wiesel wrote “An SS came toward us wielding a club.
World War II is a prime example of this paradox. Hitler and the Holocaust are considered to be horrific but at the same time the world came together and helped one another. World War II left its mark on the world forever changing it good and bad. The novel The Book Thief shows another example of humanity is a paradox. Death, the narrator, tells a story about a young girl living in Nazi Germany during World War II with Death often questioning how humans can be so cruel yet so kind at
W O R L D W A R I I Maximillian Kolbe is such a name that can never be forgotten as you recount the horrific account of World War II. His is the beauty borne out of the horror of World War II. If anyone else will forget that Franciscan Catholic Priest, Gajowniczek won’t. You too won’t after reading this story that transpired in the Death Concentration Camp of Auschwitz in 1941. Under the German Nazi, escaping the Death Camp was followed by gruesome feedback.
The death of Paul Celan’s parents in a Nazi deportation camp and the experience of the Shoah (The Holocaust) are thus defining forces in his poetry. His act of “engaging with a poem on its own terms”, serves as a crucial model for an “ethical response to the radical experiences of trauma”. Alfred Hitchcock’s movies are projections (conscious or otherwise) of his own neuroses onto the silver screen. Hence, for both, the element of trauma acts as the fulcrum. Celan, through his poems, aspires to depict the suffering and mental agony of the billions of Jews during the Holocaust, while Hitchcock’s intents to “make the audience suffer as much as possible”.