Merchant boats with stow-away rats infested with fleas carried the illness from port to port. When the boats docked, the fleas bit the townspeople on shore giving them the sickness. These people would then in turn spread the sickness to their friends and family. Soon, whole villages were infected. After several years, the plague came to an end, but the results of this disease left many farms, villages, and cities barren and empty.
We never really understood why the Jews specifically.Was it only Adolf Hitler’s fought or maybe there were more people behind these horrible crimes. Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. His strong beliefs about Jewish people resulted in millions of deaths of them. Not only Hitler, but as with many other Germans, believed that they were betrayed by the Jews. In addition they were blamed for economic crisis that Germany was suffering through as well as their defeat in World War I. Hitler believed
The Holocaust provided lessons to us on religious persecution. We now know it is wrong to discriminate against someone on their religion, and that it should not matter what religion a person is. Here are a couple religious groups that have been persecuted throughout history. Two examples are the Roma Gypsies and Jehovah’s Witnesses (Christians). The Gypsies, most like the Jews, were moved by Nazis to unusual areas, and almost the entire race of Gypsies in Eastern Europe was wiped out.
The Black Death The Black Death, also known as the Bubonic Plague, was one of the biggest pandemics in the world. It started to spread from Eastern China, to Europe in the early 1300’s, and it reoccurred multiple times during the years to come. Merchant ships and rodents were the two main ways this disease spread and infected humans (The Black Death 1348). The symptoms for this plague were extremely painful and death was the most likely outcome in most cases. Over 50 million people died.
The Black Death started during the Middle Ages in the 14th Century and killed about 150 million people in Central Asia. The epidemic originated from fleas and rats. The symptoms started out as egg shaped swellings in groin and armpit and ended up as dark blotches and swellings on the body. The people believed that the plague came from dead bodies and the victim’s clothing. According to the rulers of Pistoia, any old imported cloth was to be burned and corpses were not permitted to enter within the city (Doc 2).
The ship had taken on more slaves than it could safely transport. Losing more than sixty Africans and nearly half of the Zong’s crew to illness, Capt. Collingwood ordered all infected individuals to be thrown into the ocean. Collingwood claimed, “deaths were ‘perils of sea’.” Collingwood claimed the loss against the insurance policy: Luke Collingwood knew that if sick slaves died a natural death from diseases such as dysentery, smallpox, or dropsy…the loss would be that of the ship’s owners (and Collingwood himself would have to bear some of it). If slaves had to be thrown alive into the sea to protect the safety of the ship and crew, the law stated that
Black Death Informative Essay by Stefano Colombo 3/06/18 “How many valiant men, how many fair ladies, breakfast with their kinfolk and the same night supped with their ancestors in the next world! The condition of the people was pitiable to behold. They sickened by the thousands daily and died unattended and without help. Many died in the open street, others dying in their houses, made it known by the stench of their rotting bodies. Consecrated churchyards did not suffice for the burial of the vast multitude of bodies, which were heaped by the hundreds in vast trenches, like goods in a ship’s hold and covered with a little earth.”-Giovanni Boccaccio.
Have you ever thought if you can get something good out of being sick? It sounds really strange as sickness usually causes pain in our body and that we cannot do many things as we have to recover.However in European history,the Black Death was one of the greatest catastrophes in their history but also led to Europe’s “golden age” which was the Renaissance.The Black Death was a deadly plague in the 1300’s and killed an estimated of 20-25 million people. It spread through black rats and fleas when a bacteria called Yersinia Pestis infected the black rats who also carried fleas therefore infecting both animals.These animals were supposedly brought to Europe by Italian traders who came back from trading with the Mongols unknowingly bringing unwanted pests with them.The disease’s spread was also aided by the lack of hygiene in Europe’s towns and cities at that time.During the Black Death, Europe’s insufficient medical knowledge was not able to help lessen the epidemic leading to the near-hopelessness of European’s in the
The people had already put aside their emotions for others, and began to give up all hope for a better life, and then the public executions made many give up their religious beliefs and hope for a nice afterlife. Whenever the gallows first showed up, and the first hanging of a boy took place, Elie thought, “this boy, leaning up against the gallows, deeply upset me”(Wiesel, 62). The sense of justice and that the good were rewarded and the bad were punished began to fade. The Jews can see that the judges in the camps can do as they please and choose who lives and dies, and that the sentences are not always fair. The crematorium did not involve them looking death in the face, but with the gallows they were dehumanized because they could not look away from the facts that life is not fair and just, and that their beliefs should be doubted.
Hitler devised a long systematic plan that went on to wipe out 6 million European Jews, two-thirds of the Jewish population (Strahinich 7). Nations across the world saw this evil and banded together to fight against Germany and their Nazi party, with the goal to liberate the Holocaust prisoners and bring an end to Hitler’s cruel ways (Byers Overview 101). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. Jews were not treated the same as other German citizins by the Nazi party. This act of hatred or maybe even racism was called Anti-Semitism.
Rats that lived on the ships spread the Plague to Britain in 1348. After it had been in Britain, traders carried it along the Silk Road. Furthermore, people in these years lived with little hygiene and in unsanitary communities, so the disease spread easily. Next, the symptoms of this disease can be as mild as sweating, or as extreme as growing large, black patches all over the body. The main way a person would become sick is if a rodent with the Plague bit them.
In 1347, rats on ships brought fleas infected with the bacillus that caused the Bubonic Plague, or Black Death. Within four years, between 1347 and 1351, the Death had spread across much of Europe. Between 25 and 50 percent of the population of Europe died of the disease. The Plague led to fanatical religious practices such as flagellation, when people whipped themselves to atone for the sins they believed had caused the disease. Wealthy and powerful people fled to country.
Ring around the rosie, a pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes, ⅓ of Europe got obliterated by the black plague. The black plague, also called the Black Death, began in East Asia then traveled to Europe . The disease was carried by rats & it caused fever, developed lesions, and death within a few days of having it. The citizens in Europe, at the time, were unaware of what the cause of the plague was, leading to many different responses. Europeans had reacted in various ways towards the black plague like using it as a means to collect money, strengthen beliefs, & causing deaths.
Afterwards, the circumstances in which they were transported were atrocious and nefarious. They were transported in small voyages and for six to ten weeks hundreds of Africans were crammed below deck in spaces sometimes less than five feet high, shackled. Families were completely separated, men from women, placed in different holds. They were not fed for days and could hardly breathe below deck since there were many at once. Slaves were introduced to unknown diseases and suffered from malnutrition long before they reached their destination.
Diseases in Victorian Britain and what the diseases were, how they were thought to be cured, how they actually were cured, and how it was like for people who had the disease is what I am talking about. The black plague was caused by fleas carried by rats that would go into the human skin that would cause humans skin to turn black and sometimes cause people to die. Bubonic plague (black plague) causes the skin and flesh to die and turn black. During the time of the black plague, also known as the black death or bubonic plague, it was one of the most devastating time ever and it caused millions to die.